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Introducing 2020 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Nicole Fernandes!

We’re over the moon about the fifth of our six 2020 TJFP grantmaking fellows, Nicole Fernandes!

Nicole Fernandes is a South Asian Trans Woman new to the world of philanthropy. She comes from a more direct service and grassroots background, having worked at the LGBT Center of New York, and participating as a fellow at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Currently, she is the Finance and Administrative Associate at Funders for LGBTQ Issues where she is beginning her career in philanthropy. Nicole finds joy in binge watching shows with her sisters and making a mess with acrylic paints.

Thank you for bringing your wisdom and generosity to this years grantmaking process!

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TJFP Makes The Honor Roll Again!

Though their direct grant dollars and philanthropic advocacy efforts, these funders play an important leadership role in advancing the awareness and inclusion of LGBTQ issues in philanthropy and improving the lives of LGBTQ people.”
 
We are so thrilled to have made the honor roll for a second year in a row! It’s an honor to be among the 90 other foundations that is dedicated to funding and supporting LGBTQ communities.  Check out the 2014 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations that Funders For LGBTQ Issues recently released.

 

Thank you Funders For LGBTQ Issues for including us and to everyone for supporting TJFP!

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TJFP presents, Critical Voices: Trans Justice in the South

Funding Forward 2015 Critical Voices panel

Critical Voices panel, Funding Forward 2015

Yesterday morning in Atlanta, GA, Trans Justice Funding Project Director Gabriel Foster and Caitlin Breedlove, Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground, co-moderated an unbelievably  POWERFUL panel, at Funders for LGBTQ Issues‘s Funding Forward.

This panel, Critical Voices: Trans Justice in the South featured TJFP grantee, Dee Dee Chamble of LaGender and Juan Evans from Solutions Not Punishment Coalition. Both Dee Dee and Juan gave personal testimonials sharing their challenges and successes as trans people on color, organizing their communities in Atlanta. They shared their insights on community needs, winning strategies, local collaboration, and hope.

Additionally, the panel candidly reminded the audience of some of the harsh realities trans communities are up against in the South.

“Prison’s have become the shelter system for trans women of color”

“85 percent of trans women of color in Atlanta are HIV positive. Trans women of color with bachelor’s degrees can’t even get hired at McDonald’s.”

“The only way I could get housing or services was to catch HIV/AIDS.”

TJFP would like to thank Funders for LGBTQ Issues for giving us this opportunity, but most of all we would like to thank Dee Dee, Juan and Caitlin for your time, your honesty and your consistent commitment to trans and gender non-conforming people in the South. We deeply appreciate all of you as you bravely spoke to a room full of funders telling us, “You have the power to make a difference, do so with trans folks at the table. The time is now”.

Here are the video’s we shared during that presentation.

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TJFP makes Funders for LGBT Issues Honor Roll

Funders for LGBT Issues highlights 94 foundations that increased their LGBTQ grantmaking by 25
percent or more in 2013.  Thanks to our fabulous supporters, (probably you) TJFP is on the list!

See who else is on the list.

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