Ola Osifo Osaze (any pronoun) is a formerly undocumented trans migrant of Edo and Yoruba descent who was born in Nigeria and is now based in NYC. A past grantee and fellow now serving as the Cultivation Strategist, Ola is excited to lead TJFP’s fundraising and resource organizing strategies in partnership with the Fund’s incredible staff and supporter community.
Ola has amassed decades of organizing, movement building, and fundraising experience within, and on behalf of, LGBTQ+ BIPOC and migrant communities. Ola was the founding director of the Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project and co-founded the Black Migrant Power Fund. As a resource organizer and fundraiser, Ola is most invested in co-creating and/or sustaining movement-led initiatives which utilize a Black, Queer and Trans liberatory lens.
Among other things, Ola is also a writer, perpetual traveler, foodie, afrobeat enthusiast, and dog parent.
So much more is possible when we collectively pool our love and resources together to show up for our communities who fight on behalf of all of us. Whether it's one dollar or a million, every dollar counts! We invite you to join us in supporting the community-led solutions we wish to see, today and into the future.