Fortification: Spiritual Sustenance for Movement is a Podcast featuring Caitlin Breedlove, Campaign Director of Standing on the Side of Love interviewing movement leaders and activists. This week, TJFP’s director Gabriel Foster talks about what brought him to political organizing, the founding of the Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP), and what keeps him in this work. Thank you for sharing this story!
Standing on the Side of Love is a campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association
Trans Justice Funding Project is excited to be at “Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference” presented by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) from August 12 – 14th, 2016 in Denver, CO.
TJFP Executive Director, Gabriel Foster will be speaking at the closing plenary, Bold Shifts for Resourcing Our Movements, alongside Jeannette Huezo at United for a Fair Economy, Isa Loyola at Transgender Law Center, Kim Klein at Klein & Roth Consulting, and moderator Hayat Imam.
Learn more about Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training’s conference here! Thanks for having us GIFT!
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
A very special thank you to Dr. Amy Reddinger, professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Marinette, WI and Associate Professor, Lisa Hager, Director of LGBTQIA Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha. What an honor to speak with the staff and students in Marinette and Waukesha about trans justice!
Dr. Amy Reddinger and Gabriel Foster, University of Wisconsin–Waukesha
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This webinar hosted by ABFE, a philanthropic partnership for black communities is featuring a fabulous panel that you wont want to miss!
Sponsored by Funders for LGBT Issues and The Third Wave Fund.
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TJFP is so honored to be speaking today at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religon and Ministry’s Multi-Faith Transgender Summit! TJFP director Gabriel Foster will be one of the key note speakers along with Valerie Spencer.
If you’re in the Bay Area, check out the summit’s
Wow Seattle friends and family, you really showed up big time to support last week’s TJFP Happy Hour fundraiser! It was a perfect Saturday evening in the Herb Garden of Cafe Flora to celebrate local trans justice work and raise some money.
Over 40 people gathered to eat, drink, be in community and help TJFP raise over $1,600. The garden was completely filled with great people and a lot of love.
We can’t even begin to tell you how honored we were to host our very first TJFP event in Seattle with each and everyone of you.
A very special thank you to our grantee’s First Rain and Gender Justice League for joining us to share your amazing work, to former TJFP panelists and fabulous guest speakers of the evening, Andrea Jenkins and Bamby Salcedo, our Happy Hour super star volunteers, James, Andrea, Joyful, Becky, Kristen, Melanie and Kyle. And HUGE shout out to TJFP Happy Hour co-host (and original panelist) Kiyomi Fujikawa!
This event wouldn’t have been the same without the incredibly generous donations from Cafe Flora (Thank you Nat and Alison) and stunning photography from, Naomi Ishisaka. If you are local, please consider supporting Cafe Flora, and Naomi. They are wonderful!
And finally, TJFP wouldn’t be able to exist without your donations and words of encouragement. Our deepest gratatitude to our Seattle donors and that have been with us over the last three years and new donors we met last Saturday. We are absolutely creating a new way of funding vital work across the country!
View pictures from TJFP Happy Hour Seattle here.
TJPF director, Gabriel Foster with his mother and TJFP donor, Consuela Foster
As the director of the Trans Justice Funding Project please bare with me as I take a moment to get a little personal.
Yesterday I received this message from my mother, one of the biggest supporters I have ever had.
She wrote, “Count me in. I will donate today. I look forward to being able to help the trans communities throughout this country find the services & opportunities so desperately needed in their lives daily to have a safe & fair living environment. May TJFP be in our lives for a long, long time.”
I’m sharing this with you because I think this is an extraordinary example of what trans justice looks like. Sometimes trans justice means marching in the streets, getting our people organized and fighting for big wins. And sometimes trans justice is being and ally that wants to make sure trans communities have what they need to survive.
TJFP excepts donations all year round but as we are approaching the end of our April Fundraising Campaign, please consider helping us make our $15,000 goal by THIS THURSDAY.
Every little bit goes a long way!
Check it out, it’s our film debut!
Thanks to the Trans Justice Funding Project’s awesome volunteer Marin Watts, you can now watch this video to learn what TJFP is all about, how it works and who you’ve been supporting.
Help us get the word out to even more trans justice groups (with and without non-profit status) and raise more money to fund them! Please share widely.
This video has closed captioning.
The Trans Justice Funding Project is so excited to be published!
Download the pdf to read our article, Funding a Movement in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal’s November-December 2014 edition. Visit the GIFT website to view more articles or to subscribe to the journal.
Also, we’re so excited to be in the same edition with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project on the cover!
A special thank you to everyone mentioned in our article and to everyone who helped make this possible.
This year’s Trans 100 list is out! Congratulations to everyone on this list including, last year’s TJFP panelist, Ms. Cheryl Courtney-Evans and TJFP co-organizer, Gabriel Foster.
Download the list!