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!
“Sharing space with the other grantmaking fellows and hearing from people from rural Montana to communities in Hawaii helped to open my mind about how differently the work looks for people in different areas. Sometimes when you’re on the ground, it is easy to lose that perspective, and instead think, “This is what’s working for me and my girls in Detroit, so it should work for everyone, right?” But, no, it doesn’t always work like that. So when an application came in from a rural part of the country, it was important to hear from someone from that community. These conversations really helped me be more strategic and forward-thinking about who we were supporting and funding.” -Bré Anne Rivera
Each year we invite our talented Fellows to share their thoughts and experiences as grantmaking panelists in our “Letters From the Table” section of our annual report. Last year fall we were fortunate enough to get a chance to sit down with 2018 TJFP Fellow, Bré Anne Rivera to gain a better understanding of her experience reviewing over 200 applications and selecting grantees through a community-led process.
In her interview Bré bravely spoke from the heart, candidly sharing powerful reflections and recommendations for the funding world that we hope will resinate with you whether you’re a grassroots organizer, a funder or someone interested in trans justice and liberation.
Please check out this remarkable interview, Lessons on Being Bold!
TJFP is so honored to be receiving the Out for Impact Award from Funders for LGBTQ Issues at their 35th anniversary celebration, The Pride in Philanthropy Awards! TJFP is being recognized for our leadership supporting grassroots trans-led groups across the country, empowering transgender leaders in community-based organizations and in philanthropy, and transforming the conversation around impactful grantmaking within trans communities.
Thank you Funders for LGBTQ Issues for this momentous award!
The Pride In Philanthropy Awards: Thursday November 2nd, 4pm – 7pm at the Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
In a little over a month, we’ve made it halfway to our goal of $25,000. We know we can get there, so we’re extending the fundraiser deadline to 5/12/2016–the day before the 2016 TJFP grantmaking panel of activists meet in Brooklyn, NY.
We are very grateful for all the love and support our community has shown for grassroots trans justice! Thank you to those of you who have donated to TJFP’s 2016 grantees!
From $1 to $50,000, there’s no donation too big or too small.Every dollar you give will go directly to this year’s grantees!
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.