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Announcing TJFP’s 2021 Grantees!

We’re pleased to announce that TJFP’s 2021 grantmaking fellows awarded $850,000 in grants to 191 trans-led grassroots groups, projects, and organizations doing amazing, creative, and groundbreaking trans justice work across the US and US territories! Find out more through our 2021 grantee directory page, and see the full list at the bottom of this post!

Through your donations and efforts, we exceeded our $90k fundraising goal and raised an incredible $138,570! That means we’re able to move $850,000 to these grassroots trans-led groups this year, in the form of grants in the amount of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000.

Our Community Grantmaking Fellows, grantmaking coordination team, and staff are deeply grateful and proud of all that TJFP has accomplished this year. Whether you fundraised on our behalf, shared our social media posts, donated, or used your platforms to lift up grassroots trans organizing, you helped make this happen! Along with the 117 groups that received a ReUp grant this year, we’re moving over $1.3 million to 308 groups in 2021!

Over the past nine years we’ve been able to support so many new groups and projects as they incubate and grow. For many of our applicants, TJFP is their first grant award, or first time submitting a funding application, period. We’ve also been able to continue to support our long time grantees over the years as they have become vital cornerstones in their communities. It’s heartening and beautiful to see what doors open for our grantees, the connections they make, the funding they access, and what they achieve with support and belief in their leadership!

Of our 191 grantees selected in May…

  • 121 grantees were first-time applicants to TJFP.
  • 87 had no nonprofit status.
  • 15 grantees come from outside of the lower 48 states, including Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • An incredible 159 grantees indicated BIPOC leadership–with 71 groups indicating they were led by Black trans women or femmes!

Over the past few months, the 2021 community grantmaking fellows spent hour after hour carefully reading and reviewing 211 applications from trans-led, grassroots groups and projects from around the country. As a cohort of trans, BIPOC organizers and activists, TJFP’s fellows have the opportunity to sit in the powerful role of grantmaker, a power often held by people and institutions outside of their communities. Yet since our fellows belong to trans and non-binary communities in the very places we see applications coming in from, this position can also come with the heavy weight of tough funding decisions. Our fellows do this highly emotional work with a whole lot of heart: reviewing applications using an intersectional lens, paying close attention to where resources are being redistributed geographically, and doing this with no strings attached and trusting that TJFP grantees know what’s best for their own communities.

We are so grateful for this year’s team and for the time and energy that was poured into every part of this process. While community-led grantmaking isn’t always quick and easy, it’s always worth it for us!

It’s because of this team and our amazing community that we were able to give so much money to so many incredible grassroots trans justice groups. As always, we are inspired by each and every application that was submitted.

Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of the legacy of our trans justice movements.

Check out these amazing trans justice groups that were funded this year! We’re so excited to share their brilliant work.

With warmth,

The TJFP Staff

 

The TJFP grantmaking fellows, facilitators, coordinators, and staff dancing their way out of this year’s meeting!

 

The groups listed below with an asterisk (*) are 2020/2021 grantees that received a ReUp grant!

 

Alaska

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, Anchorage

 

Alabama

AllowMe, Pike Road

The Knights & Orchids Society, Selma  *

The TRANShue Project, faunsdale  *

TWOC Healing Project, Birmingham

Visibly Trans*, Birmingham

 

American Samoa

IMPACT, Pago Pago  *

 

Alabama

Intransitive, Little Rock

The Young Transwomens Project, Little Rock

 

Arizona

Equality Arizona, Phoenix  *

Fluxx Productions, Tucson

Peacework Medical, Phoenix  *

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Tucson

The Outlaw Project, Phoenix  *

Thompson House, Tucson

Trans Pride Foundation, Phoenix

TRANSplants Desert Garden, Tucson

 

California 

Adsit Media, San Leandro

Alianza Translatinx, Santa Ana

American Trans Resource Hub, West Covina

Beyond Binary Legal, Long Beach

Deaf Queer Resource Center, San Francisco

Dem Bois Inc., San Pablo

Fireweed Collective, Richmond

Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles  *

Health Justice Commons, Richmond

House of Resilience, San Diego

Indigenous Pride LA, Los Angeles  *

Invisible Men, Compton

Lady J and Linda Kay’s House, Antelope

Lafemmebear Music, Middletown

Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, North Hills  *

metaDEN, San Diego  *

Mirror Memoirs, Los Angeles

Nonbinary and Intersex Recognition Project, Los Angeles  *

Northstate Trans*/GNC Project, Chico  *

Orange County Translatinas, Anaheim

Parivar Bay Area, Oakland

PEACE Out Loud, Berkeley

Proyecto Trans Latina, San Diego

San Francisco Trans March, San Francisco

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco

Somos Familia Valle, Sun Valley  *

The Herbal Trans Health Book Team, Oakland

The SisTrahood, La Mesa  *

The TAJA Coalition, San Leandro

The TG/ENBY Project, Los Angeles

Trans & Nonbinary Housing Collective, Sacramento

Trans Peer Mentor Program, San Francisco

Trans-E-Motion, Clovis

TRANScend, Bolinas  *

TRANScending in Nature, Greenfield  *

Unique Woman’s Coalition, Los Angeles

Voluminous Arts Trans-Led Halloquium (Artist Showcase), Glendale

Welcome, San Francisco  *

Y.G.S.L.R.H. S.T.F.U.T., Los Angeles

 

Colorado

Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary, Caguas

Denver Community Fridges, Lakewood

 

Connecticut

Life In My Days, Waterbury

 

Washington, D.C.

ARCOIRIS *

DC Area Transmasculine Society

Halal And Queer Collective (HAQ Collective)

Makers Lab

P0stB1Nary

Pawsitive Palz  *

Plantita Power  *

Starseed Earthroot  *

They them collective  *

Trans People of Color Coalition  *

Trans Terps DC  *

Transform Gender Collective (TGC) *

 

Florida

Bridging the gap!, Fort Lauderdale

Florida Coalition for Trans Liberation, Tallahassee  *

Gender Advancement Project, Orlando

LIPS Tampa, Apopka  *

Marsha’s Web, Oakland Park

Moving Forward Wellness Coaching, Oakland Park

No.Str8s, Gainesville

Rooted Resistance, Tallahassee

Social Film Projects LLC, North Miami Beach  *

The Halfway Point, Tallahassee  *

The McKenzie Project, Miami

the passionvine project, lake worth

Trans Collaborative Network, Plantation

Trans Playhouse, Doral

Transgender Awareness Project, Jacksonville

TransSOCIAL, Inc., Miami

Triumphant 2Gether, Kissimmee  *

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Miami Beach  *

Unspoken Treasure Society Inc., Gainesville

 

Georgia

Community EsTr(El-La), Acworth

Community Roots, Decatur

FOR OUR SIBS Inc., Decatur

Genderfied, Marietta

I Am Human Foundation, Ellenwood

IATBP, Atlanta  *

Phoenix Transition Program, Conley

Queer Cultures, Atlanta

Southern Fried Queer Pride, Atlanta

The Frances Thompson Education Foundation, Atlanta

The Prizm Shyne Project, Conley

TMBLM, Inc., Atlanta

Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Inc., Atlanta

Trans(forming), Atlanta  *

 

Hawaii

Anuenue Alliance, Honolulu  *

HEARTS Maui, Wailuku  *

HI SIS, Honolulu

Kuaana Project, Honolulu  *

Na Lei Pulama, Kihei

The Trans Alaka’i Collective, Hilo

 

Idaho

Black Liberation Collective, Idaho, Meridian

 

Illinois

Chicago Therapy Collective, Chicago

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), Chicago

 

Indiana

GenderNexus, Indianapolis

TREES, Inc., South Bend  *

 

Kansas

Our Spot KC, Kansas City

 

Kentucky

Radical Truth, Louisville

Tiger’s Eye Collective, Louisville

 

Louisiana

Amor y Solidaridad, Nueva Orleans

Black and Brown Biennale, New Orleans  *

Imagine Water Works, New Orleans  *

Jasmine Davis, New Orleans

LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater, New Orleans

Real Name Campaign NOLA, New Orleans

T’DAS: Transgender Domestic Abuse Sanctuary, New Orleans  *

The S.O.L.I.D Initiative, New Orleans

TRANScending Women, New Orleans  *

Transitions Louisiana, New Orleans

 

Massachusetts

Black and Pink Boston Chapter, Boston  *

Massachusetts Sex Worker Ally Network (MASWAN), Brighton

PRIDEEXTENDED, Chicopee

sense, Amherst

Sonrisas, Cheshire  *

the Stiyu Project, Jamaica Plain

Trans Asylum Seekers Support Network, Amherst  *

Transgender Emergency Fund Of MA INC, Boston

 

Maryland

Baltimore Safe Haven, Baltimore  *

CVO, Owings Mills

Idyll Dandy Arts, Dowelltown

Prism House LLC, Westminster

Sistas of the “t”, Baltimore  *

The Maryland Trans Resilience Conference, Baltimore  *

Trans Maryland, Gaithersburg  *

Trans Women of Color Collective, Chevy Chase  *

 

Maine

Maine Transgender Network INC., Portland  *

 

Michigan

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, Grand Rapids  *

Grassroots Activism Direct Emergency-GADES, Auburn Hills

Hope for Trans Futures Training Programs, Kalamazoo

Native Justice Coalition, Manistee

Nuii Waav Brotherhood, Detroit

Queers Taking Initiative, Alma

TGNC Emotional Wellness Providers’ Summit, Detroit  *

The Transgender Health and Vitality Fund, Auburn Hills

Trans Sistas of Color Project, Detroit  *

Transcend the Binary, Ferndale  *

 

Minnesota

20% Theatre Company, Minneapolis  *

Cuir Kitchen Brigade, Minneapolis  *

For the Culture, Minneapolis  *

Friends Like Me, Minneapolis

Minnesota Trans Disabled Care Fund, St. Paul

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition -MTHC, Minneapolis

Open Flame Theatre, Minneapolis  *

shOUT: Minnesota’s Trans & Gender Diverse Voices, Minneapolis  *

SPIRAL Collective, Minneapolis

TIGERRS, Minneapolis

Transmission Ministry Collective, Saint Paul

 

Missouri

Feed the People Garden Project, St. Louis  *

Gabriella Rosé Justice Support System, Columbia  *

Northland Pride, Gladstone

St. Louis Anti-Violence Project, St. Louis  *

St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH), St. Louis

Trans artist collective, Kansas City

Transformations Youth Organization, Kansas City

 

Mississippi

Bois of the Sippi, Corinth

Love Me Unlimited 4life/4 Evercareing Evonne, Jackson

 

Montana

Great Falls LGBTQ+ Center, Great Falls

Third Steep Farm (TS), Drummond

 

North Carolina

Assata Collective, Charlotte

Fuerza Unión Múltiple – FUM, Henderson

Greensboro Mutual Aid, Greensboro

HYPHA Healing Garden & Apothecary, Durham

Onslow County LGBTQ Community Center, JACKSONVILLE

Radical Kindred, Boone  *

There’s Still Hope, Charlotte  *

Transgress: Digital Resistance Collective, Mount Holly

Transitioning Of The Carolinas, Charlotte

Tranzmission, Asheville

Evolve;, Jamestown

 

Nebraska

Trans Collaborations, Kearney

 

New Jersey

Black Excellence Collective, Newark

New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance (NJRUA), Newark

Tertium Quid, JERSEY CITY

 

New Mexico

Bent Road Gardens, Santa Fe

Trans Liberation Coalition, Albuquerque

Transwoman Empowerment Initiative (TEI), Albuquerque

 

Northern Mariana Islands

T-Project, Saipan

 

Nevada

Gender Justice Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas TransPride, Las Vegas  *

 

New York

Awakening Trans Art Coalition, Boiceville  *

bklyn boihood, Brooklyn

Black Trans Blessings, Bronx  *

Black Trans Media, Brooklyn  *

BlackCuse Pride, Syracuse  *

Bluestockings Cooperative, New York

Caribbean Equality Project, Queens  *

Colectivo intercultural TRANSgrediendo, Jackson Heights

Crystal LaBeija Organizing Fellowship, New York  *

Dorian Corey Project/TRANSgressions, Kenmore

In Honor Of Our Roots, New York

LGBTQ+ Youth Xchange for Change, New York

Lion’s Tooth Project, Newburgh

Mirror Trans Beauty LLC, Brooklyn NY  *

Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center, Newburgh  *

Organización Latina Trans de New York, Brooklyn  *

Princess Janae Place Inc, Bronx  *

queer Haudenosaunee land project, Ridgewood

Radical Joy and Mental Health x Emulisfy, Brooklyn  *

Reboot(y), Brooklyn

Reuniting of African Descendants (ROAD), New York

Rochester Black Pride, ROCHESTER

T-FFED (Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders), Brooklyn  *

The G.H.O.S.T. Project, Brooklyn  *

The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center, New York  *

The Heavenly Femme Network/The HAF Project, Bronx

Trans Closet Hudson Valley, Saugerties  *

What Will I Become, Bronx

Yoga for Top Surgery Recovery, Patchogue

 

Ohio

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, Columbus

Margie’s Hope, Akron

TRANSlate, Cleveland  *

TransOhio, Burton  *

 

Oklahoma

Transpire Oklahoma, Inc., Tulsa  *

 

Oregon

Beyond These Walls, Portland  *

BI2S ARTISTS, Portland

Point of Pride, Eugene  *

Trans*Ponder, Eugene  *

Transpose PDX, Portland

 

Pennsylvania

Coalition for Black Trans Economic Liberation, Philadelphia

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project, Orefield

Hearts on a Wire, Philadelphia

Sage Legacy Project, Philadelphia

Trans Minors Rights, Lititz  *

transcribez, Philadelphia

Visible Truth 365, Philadelphia

 

Puerto Rico

Arianna’s Center / Puerto Rico, San Juan  *

Círculo Violeta, San Juan

Camp 4Respect, Bayamon

Editorial Casa Cuna, Hormigueros  *

EspicyNipples, Guayama  *

finca flamboyánT, Sabana Grande

Fundación Boreales, Carolina  *

Fundación Periodismo Siglo 21, San Juan

Fundación Yamoca Opia, San German

Kellan Artgraphy, San Juan

Movimiento en respuesta de VIH, San Juan

Ominira Healing Village, San Juan

Pólvora Colectiva, San Juan  *

Trans Feria. San Juan, San Juan  *

Trans Goofy Games PR, San Juan

 

South Carolina

Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc., Lexington  *

Pride Link, Greenville  *

T-Time Transgender Support, Myrtle Beach  *

Transgender Awareness Alliance: Greg Green, Lexington

We Are Family, North Charleston  *

 

South Dakota

Two Spirit Nation, Rapid City  *

 

Tennessee

T4T Caregiving, Auburntown  *

The Meadow Collective, Liberty  *

Trans Empowerment Project, Knoxville  *

 

Texas

Cicada Collective, Lewisville  *

Coastal Bend Trans Alliance, Corpus Christi  *

Cons.T.ruct, Houston  *

Corazon Conuko, Houston

GenTex, McAllen  *

Interfaces, Austin

Organizacion Latina Trans in Texas, Houston

Papa Seahorses, Houston

Project Liferaft, Austin

Revolution Foundation, Dallas  *

San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA), San Antonio

The Mahogany Project, Houston

The Next Generation Project, Spring

Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston, Houston  *

Trans Masculinos Houston Texas/OLTT, Houston

Trans Nation, Baytown

Trans Pride Initiative, Dallas

Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), Austin

 

Virginia

Charlottesville Trans Peer Group, Troy  *

Diversity in Recovery, North Garden

Garden of Peace, Inc., Newport News  *

Grimalkin Records, Dendron

Minority Transgender Unity, Hampton

Power Safe Place Resource Center of Virginia, Front Royal  *

Southeastern Transgender Resource Center, Norfolk

Stand for Art Foundation, Alexandria  *

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAPVA, Virginia Beach

Transgender Veterans Support Group-Virginia, Richmond

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering, Louisa  *

 

Vermont

Out in the Open, Brattleboro

Tender Fruits Collective and Farm, Morgan

 

Washington

Beyond Bars and Binaries, Tacoma  *

Femme & Them, Shelton

Rad Care, Seattle  *

SocialScope Productions, Seattle

Solace, Spokane  *

The Black Trans Prayer Book, Seattle  *

 

Wisconsin

Lovell-Lepak Queer Outreach, Madison

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Loan Tran!

Loan Tran

We’re delighted to be able to welcome the fifth of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Loan Tran!

 

Loan Tran is a migrant originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam currently organizing in Durham, North Carolina. For more than a decade they have been involved in liberation struggles for migrants, LGBTQ people, communities of color, and youth and students.  As a writer, their work has been included in publications such as The Solidarity Struggle: How People of Color Succeed and Fail At Showing Up For Each Other In the Fight For Freedom (2016) and Gendered Lives: Intersectional Perspectives (7th Edition, 2019). They are known for their piece, Calling In: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable, released on Black Girl Dangerous in 2013. They firmly believe only a movement rooted in solidarity across identities, geographies, and issues can transform our lives. They are a member of the board of directors of the Highlander Research & Education Center; co-chair the Third Wave Fund Advisory Council; and advise the Andrus’ Family Foundation’s Visionary Freedom Fund. Currently they are spending time slowly: cooking for friends and family, writing, and digging in the dirt.

Thank you for bringing your brilliance to this year’s panel–we’re so glad you said yes!

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Toi Washington!

Toi Washington

TJFP is thrilled to announce the second of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Toi Washington!

“A person can forget what you did or said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. If I can help somebody along the way, then my living is not in vain.”

This is the mantra Toi T. Washington lives by daily. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Toi Washington is a community engagement specialist, organizer, and activist with over a decade of experience in LBGTQ rights. Ms. Washington currently works with TAKE Resource Center in Birmingham, AL. as the Director of Programs as well as the Program Developer of the Trans Women of Color (TWOC) Healing Project. With a directive on LBGTQ rights, equality and equity, Ms. Washington has successfully positioned herself to be able to effectively address issues that are systemic to trans women of color and LBGTQ individuals alike. Ms. Washington uses her platform to guide herself as well as her community both professionally and personally.

Thank you so much for saying yes to us–we can’t wait to learn from your wisdom!

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¡No se pierdan nuestra fecha límite de solicitud de subvención: El lunes 15 de Febrero a la medianoche, zona horaria de Pacífico!

¡Las solicitudes están disponibles a través de nuestro sitio web en www.transjusticefundingproject.org/solicitor!

Estén atentos a nuestro Facebook e Instagram la próxima semana para obtener más información sobre nuestro proceso de solicitud.

Si tienes alguna pregunta, puedes comunicarte a info@transjusticefundingproject.org.

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The fundamental truth of community, as we enter 2021

2020 has been neither seamless nor easy. A pandemic laid bare the cracks in an already overburdened healthcare system. A chaotic election further revealed the fragility of our systems of power and governance. Unceasing attacks on Black and trans lives have left communities reeling in anger and fear.

But as Glo Ross, former facilitator for the annual TJFP grantmaking panel, puts it, we can find power in “the fundamental truth of community: Decisions made from our collective energy and investment are more creative, powerful, and impactful than if we make them alone.”

We need all of us if we’re to achieve trans justice in this lifetime. Everyone doing what they can, where they are, finding their people and organizing together to make collective impact! We are so grateful for the immense wealth of knowledge and experience that our fellows, facilitators, grantees, and applicants past and present bring to this project that is funding trans justice. It gives us the strength and confidence to press on, looking forward to the beginning of a new year–“knowing that on the other side of the hardness is something much greater than our individual selves.”

As we move into 2021, we’re so excited to announce that our grant application form is opening very soon! Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement from us early next week, and spread this news widely. We couldn’t do this without you–our community of supporters who are committed to trans justice and trans leadership!

You can read Glo’s full piece “Community is a Verb” (originally published in the TJFP 2018 Annual Report) at this link.

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Congratulations to our long time grantee and 2020 Grantmaking Fellow, Kayla Gore and My Sistah’s House!

A HUGE shout out to 2020 TJFP Grantmaking Fellow and long time TJFP grantee, Kayla Gore of My Sistah’s House!

“Kayla Gore’s initial idea was to build some single residential units in the garden of My Sistah’s House, which provides emergency housing for trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people in Memphis, and which predominantly serves trans women of color. Gore, the organization’s co-founder and executive director, wanted these so-called “tiny homes” to be temporary safe spaces to be used while residents found full-time homes.
Then Gore had another idea: to build a small community in Memphis with 20 homes to house trans women of color, who, said Gore, are at higher risk of violence and discrimination when attempting to access housing.”

This tiny house project is anything but tiny! Housing for our people IS trans justice!

Be sure to learn more about this project by viewing the full article from thedailybeast.com and check out My Sistah’s Room!

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Announcing TJFP’s 2020 Grantees!

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 grantmaking team moved over ONE MILLION DOLLARS to 261 grassroots trans-led groups around the country!

TJFP is so grateful for this year’s team and for the time, energy, and heart that was poured into every part of this grantmaking process. Each year we feel overwhelmed by the support of our friends and amazing community who helped make this happen– from outreach, volunteering, coordinating food delivery, taking notes, and donating or sharing our fundraiser which helped us reach and exceed our 80k fundraising goal!

Each year our community grantmaking panel reads and reviews every application that is submitted, and together they are tasked with making some very tough funding decisions. The TJFP fellows do this work with heart, experience, and generosity, all while also tending to their own work and lives as trans justice activists and organizers. Each fellow reviews applications using an intersectional lens, paying close attention to where resources are being redistributed geographically, and doing this with no strings attached, truly trusting that TJFP grantees know what’s best for their own communities. 

It’s because of these brilliant community grantmaking Fellows, as well as our amazing TJFP coordinating team and facilitators, that we are able to get this done each year. And we absolutely  wouldn’t be able to move as much money to the hundreds of incredible grassroots trans justice groups without our amazing friends, family, donors, volunteers, applicants, and grantees! 

As always, we are inspired by each and every application that was submitted. Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for honoring the legacy and efforts of our trans justice movements.  Our grantmaking process is always a labor of love rooted in trusting and believing in trans leadership and it is forever an honor to do this with so many of you! 

We encourage you to check out TJFP’s 2020 grantees, share their work, or donate to them directly!

 

Alaska

Choosing Our Roots, Anchorage

 

Alabama

The Knights & Orchids Society, Selma

The TRANShue Project, Faunsdale

Visibly Trans*, Birmingham

 

American Samoa

IMPACT, Pago Pago

 

Arkansas

inTRANSitive, Little Rock

 

Arizona

Chukshon Healing Network, Tucson

Equality Arizona, Phoenix

The Outlaw Project, Phoenix

Peacework Medical, Phoenix

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Tucson

Transcend Arizona, Paradise Valley

 

California

#BlackGirlzRule Coordinating Committee, San Francisco

API Equality – Northern California (APIENC), San Francisco

API TransFusion, Oakland

Beyond Binary Legal, Long Beach

Deaf Queer Resource Center, San Francisco

Dem Bois Inc., San Pablo

Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles

Health Justice Commons, Richmond

Homobiles, SAN LEANDRO

Indigenous Pride LA, Los Angeles

Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project, Fremont

Kween Culture Initiative, Oakland

Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, North Hills

Mirror Memoirs, Los Angeles

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, Oakland

Northstate Trans*/GNC Project, Chico

Peacock Rebellion, Oakland

Quest House Community Healing, Pacifica

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco

Somos Familia Valle, Mission Hills

Trans and Queer Youth for Gender Justice, Oakland

The SisTrahood, La Mesa

T4T Caregiving, Pacifica

Trans and Nonbinary Housing Collective, Sacramento

TRANScend, San Francisco

TRANScending in Nature, Greenfield

Unique Woman’s Coalition, Los Angeles

Welcome, San Francisco

 

Washington DC 

AllowMe,

ARCOIRIS

Black & Indigenous Transgender Safehaus (B.I.T.S.)

Bois Modeling Transformative Justice (BMTJ)

Nelwat Ishkamewe

No Justice No Pride

Pawsitive Palz

Plantita Power

Starseed Earthroot

They them collective

Trans People of Color Coalition

Trans Terps DC

Trans United

Trans Women of Color Collective

 

Florida

Black Masc, Sunrise

Bridging the gap!, Fort Lauderdale

Florida Coalition for Trans Liberation, Tallahassee

The Halfway Point, Tallahassee

LIPS Tampa, Apopka

New Beginnings TLC, Inc., Winter Haven

Orlando Trans Collective, Orlando

QLatinx, Orlando

Rooted Resistance, Tallahassee

Social Film Projects LLC, North Miami Beach

TransInclusive Group, Pembroke Pines

TransSOCIAL, Inc., Miami

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Miami Beach

Unspoken Treasure Society, Brooker

 

Georgia

COMMUNITY ESTRELLA, Acworth

Community Roots, Decatur

Freedom Overground, Marietta

International Association of Trans Bodybuilders and Powerlifters, IATBP, Atlanta

Q&A, Sandy Springs

Queer Culture[s], Atlanta

Sexual Liberation Collective, Decatur

Southern Fried Queer Pride, Atlanta

TMBLM, Inc., Duluth

Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Atlanta

Trans-Individuals Living Their Truth, Decatur

Trans*Visible, Covington

Trans(forming), East Point

TRANScending Barriers Atlanta, Atlanta

Ubuntu Incorporated, Lithia Springs

 

Hawaii

Anuenue Alliance, Honolulu

HEARTS Maui, Wailuku

Kuaana Project, Honolulu

 

Illinois

Brave Space Alliance, Chicago

Masjid al-Rabia, Chicago

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, Chicago

Transilient, Chicago

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), Chicago

 

Indiana

GenderNexus, Indianapolis

TREES, Inc., South Bend

 

Louisiana

CANScantSTAND, New Orleans

Deep South Wellness Project, New Orleans

Imagine Water Works, New Orleans

LOUD, New Orleans

New Legacy Media Ministries, New Orleans

 

Massachusetts

Black and Pink Boston Chapter, Dorchester

Rebel Cause Inc, Springfield

Sonrisas, Cheshire

Trans Asylum Seekers Support Network and Ministry Alliance, Amherst

 

Maryland

Baltimore Safe Haven, Baltimore

The Maryland Trans Resilience Conference, Baltimore

Sistas of the “t”, Baltimore

Trans Maryland, Gaithersburg

Trans-Latinx DMV, Baltimore

 

Maine

Maine Transgender Network INC., Portland

Portland Outright, Portland

 

Michigan

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, Grand Rapids

Grassroots Activism Direct Emergency-GADES, Ferndale

Native Justice Coalition, Manistee

NUII WAAV BROTHERHOOD, Detroit

Salus Center UCC, Lansing

TGNC Emotional Wellness Providers’ Summit, Detroit

Trans Sistas of Color Project, Highland park

Transcend the Binary, Ferndale

 

Minnesota

20% Theatre Company, Minneapolis

For the Culture, Minneapolis

Open Flame Theatre, Minneapolis

Queer Science, Saint Paul

shOUT: Minnesota’s Trans & Gender Diverse Voices, Minneapolis

SPIRAL Collective, Minneapolis

 

Missouri

Feed the People Garden Project, St. Louis

Gabriella Rosé Justice Support System, Columbia

Kansas City Center for Inclusion, Kansas City

Lot’s Wife Trans and Queer Chaplaincy, St Louis

Metro Trans Umbrella Group, St. Louis

Mid Missouri Transgender Support, Jefferson City

Our Spot KC, Kansas City

St. Louis Anti-Violence Project, St. Louis

Trans Queer Flat STL, St. Louis

Transformations, Kansas City

Transfuturism by The Justice Fleet, St Louis

 

Mississippi

Bois of the Sippi, Corinth

 

North Carolina

Asheville Transformers, Asheville

House of Pentacles, Durham

NC Trans Leadership Network, Asheville

Name Change Project, Asheville

Pansy Collective, Asheville

QORDS, Durham

Radical Kindred, Boone

There’s Still Hope, Charlotte

WNC QTPOC Support Group, Asheville

 

Nebraska

Trans Collaborations Community Board, Kearney

 

New Jersey

Black Excellence Collective, Newark

New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance, Long Branch

Tertium Quid, Jersey City

 

New Mexico

Albuquerque Queer Trans Community Yoga, Albuquerque

Decolonize Massage, Albuquerque

SW Two Spirit Society, Albuquerque

Trans Liberation Coalition, Albuquerque

 

Nevada

Gender Justice Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas TransPride, Las Vegas

Trans Pride Foundation, Las Vegas

 

New York

Activation, Woodridge

Awakening Trans Art Coalition, Boiceville

Black Trans Blessing, Bronx

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, Brooklyn

Black Trans Media, Brooklyn

Black Trans Travel Fund, Bronx

BlackCuse Pride, Syracuse

Caribbean Equality Project, Queens

Colectivo intercultural TRANSgrediendo / CITG, Jackson Heights

Community Kinship Life (Ck life), Bronx

Crystal LaBeija Organizing Fellowship, Brooklyn

Cuir Kitchen Brigade, Brooklyn

Dorian Corey Project WNY/Transgressions, Kenmore

F2L, New York

For The Gworls, Brooklyn

The G.H.O.S.T. Project, Brooklyn

Gays & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (GLITS), Queens

The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center, New York

LEGION (League for Equity of Gender In Our Neighborhoods), Rochester

Lighthouse Mutual Aid, Saugerties

metaDEN, Brooklyn

Mirror Trans Beauty LLC, Brooklyn

Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center, Newburgh

NYC Trans Oral History Project, New York

The Okra Project, Brooklyn

Organización Latina Trans de New York, Brooklyn

Princess Janae Place Inc, Bronx

Radical Joy and Mental Health x Emulisfy, Brooklyn

Strategic Trans Alliance for Radical Reform (STARR), Schenechtady

T-FFED (Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders), Brooklyn

Trans Lab, New York

Trans Resistance Through Media, Bronx

TransGenerational Theatre Project, Long Island City

 

Ohio

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, Columbus

META Center Inc., Akron

Margie’s Hope, Akron

TRANSlate, Cleveland

TransOhio, Columbus

 

Oklahoma

Transpire Oklahoma, Inc., Tulsa

 

Oregon

Beyond These Walls, Portland

Glitter Squadron, Portland

Point of Pride, Eugene

QTPoC Mental Health, Portland

Trans*Ponder, Eugene

 

Pennsylvania

Hearts on a Wire, Philadelphia

Interfaith Working Group dba Transfaith, Philadelphia

Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance, Orefield

T’DAS: Transgender Domestic Abuse Sanctuary, Philadelphia

Trans Minors Rights, Lititz

TransCamp, Philadelphia

TransFamily of NWPA, Erie

 

Puerto Rico

Arianna’s Center / Puerto Rico, San Juan

Editorial Casa Cuna, Hormigueros

EspicyNipples, Guayama

Fundación Boreales, Carolina

Pólvora Colectiva, San Juan

Semillas, San Juan

T.E.A. ( Transgenero En Accion ), Guaynabo

Trans Feria. San Juan, San Juan

 

Rhode Island

Triumphant 2Gether, Providence

 

South Carolina

Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc., Lexington

Gender Benders, Piedmont

Pride Link, Greenville

T-Time Transgender Support, Myrtle Beach

Transgender Awareness Alliance: Greg Green, Lexington

We Are Family, North Charleston

 

South Dakota

Two Spirit Nation, Porcupine

 

Tennessee

Bold & Beautiful, Memphis

The Meadow Collective, Liberty

Trans Empowerment Project, Knoxville

WeCareTN, Memphis

 

Texas

Black and Brown Biennale, Houston

Black Trans MX, Carrollton

Black Transmen Inc, Carrollton

Black Transwomen Inc, Carrollton

Borderland Rainbow Center, El Paso

Cicada Collective, Lewisville

Coastal Bend Trans Alliance, Corpus Christi

Cons.T.ruct, Houston

GenTex, McAllen

Latinas Trans Austin, Houston

Latinas Trans Dallas, Houston

Organizacion Latina Trans in Texas, Houston

Revolution Foundation, Dallas

Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston, Houston

Trans Pride Initiative, Dallas

 

Virginia

Charlottesville Trans Peer Group, Troy

Garden of Peace, Inc., Newport News

MINORITY TRANSGENDER UNITY, Norfolk

Power Safe Place Resource Center of Virginia, Front Royal

South eastern transgender Resource Center, Norfolk

Stand for Art Foundation, Alexandria

TEA of Greater Washington D.C., Burke

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAPVA, Virginia Beach

Transgender Veterans Support Group-Virginia, Richmond

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering, Louisa

 

Vermont

Out in the Open, Brattleboro

 

Washington

Beyond Bars and Binaries, Tacoma

The Black Trans Prayer Book, Seattle

Heartspark Press, Olympia

QTPOC Birthwerq Project, Seattle

Rad Care, Seattle

Solace, Spokane

Stonewall Youth, Olympia

Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network, Seattle

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Young, Gifted, and Black: We Fight Back!

Artwork by Glori Tuitt, @glorifice_

Beloved Community, Family, and Friends, 

It would be impossible for us as grantmakers to ignore what’s happening in the United States right now. There is no way to overstate how vital Black trans lives have been to the Trans Justice Funding Project, to the grassroots trans organizers we serve, to the trans justice movement as a whole. Unequivocally, absolutely, Black Lives Matter!

TJFP is a Black, Brown, and Indigenous-led organization that has continuously prioritized moving resources across the country to support Black trans groups and organizations, while centering their experiences and leadership. It is an honor and a moral duty to do so.

It’s notable that over the past several days there have been endless conversations and messaging discrediting activists and protestors, which avoids addressing the real conversation at hand, state sanctioned anti-black violence carried out by police. This is a tactic to sway us away from focusing on accountability and it is unacceptable. The systems that are literally killing us must be dismantled. And they must be defunded.

At TJFP we believe there is no world in which trans liberation can occur without racial justice. There cannot be Pride for a few when there is violence, repression, and injustice for so many. Some of us owe our very existence to the visions, strategies, and radical courage of organizers of the past and today. 

We must honor this legacy and support Black trans leaders to lead, to organize, to envision, as they build a better tomorrow for us all. So many of the groups we fund are made up of trans people of color working within their local communities, providing direct services and resources to cover gaps or repair harms inflicted by state systems like the police. Trans justice looks like transformative justice, like gender justice, like prison abolition and anti-policing work, like disability justice, like economic justice, like solidarity with racial justice organizations, like Black trans leadership leading the way. 

We protect us. These systems were not designed with the intention of our freedom. And protection was never meant for us, not in a nation built on the oppression of Black people on stolen land. We see the need, year after year, read it in application after application, the impact of militarization, surveillance, and policing on Black bodies, on Black trans bodies, on trans bodies of color across the nation. Tony McDade. Nina Pop. Layleen Polanco Xtravaganza. And countless others, casualties of a system that values property and “business as usual” over justice, dignity, and human life.

To the Black leaders who are doing this work, thank you. Thank you for your time and your energy, your brilliance and your strength, your anger and your love. Thank you for being Black excellence in all the ways you may not even realize. Please survive this in any way you can.  To the rest of our TJFP family, we encourage you to find Black-led organizations in your area to consider funding them directly. Our interactive map and our lists of grantees can tell you more about trans-led organizations in your area to aid you in your research.

 

In love and solidarity, 

The staff at TJFP 

 

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Introducing 2020 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Christopher Cuevas!

TJFP is so excited to introduce the second of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Christopher Cuevas!

Christopher Cuevas is the Executive Director of QLatinx and provides vision, energy, and leadership in the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the organization, working to advance the visibility of and empower LGBTQ+ Latinx communities and create spaces that foster growth and healing.

A lifelong peace practitioner, educator, and community organizer, Christopher leads their work for cultural transformation by centering the unapologetic and unwavering power of radical love. A child of undocumented immigrants and a queer person of color, Christopher interconnects their lived experience and drives the necessary heart work of building a culture of peace, compassion, and change through advocating for LGBTQ+, immigrant, and racial justice movements.

Through their work with state, national, and transnationally recognized initiatives and organizations, Christopher has led conversations and facilitated education campaigns specifically addressing structural racism, health equity, and LGBTQ+ issues.

Thank you for saying YES to joining TJFP’s community grantmaking team this year!

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We have the skills, the spirit, and experience to survive this…

Dear friends, family, and community,

TJFP is holding you, our community, and family in our minds and hearts during this particularly challenging moment.

These are indeed scary times, as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a screeching halt.  The world looks very different today than it did even a week ago.

For many of our grantees, applicants, and community, there has never been a busier time.

Many of us are grappling with how to keep going and providing answers and solutions with urgency. Our communities–which often include those we consider family–are in great need of support, connection, healing, shelter, mutual aid and resources. The deep sense of worry is real.

TJFP is also concerned about the well being and livelihood of individuals, organizations and those most marginalized and isolated.

There is so much we are all holding collectively and there is so much we do not yet know.

But here’s something we do know…

While the phrase “We’re all in this together” has quickly become a popular hashtag and is a sentiment shared widely in the media, knowing the value of caring for our communities has been a commitment, a practice and a way of life for our communities for a long, long time.  “We’re all in this together” is a politic many of us have been forced to commit to or have chosen to believe in before COVID-19.  Some of us are experts in surviving so much, that it’s been passed on to us by our ancestors and remains alive in our very own DNA.

Grassroots organizing, and the individuals that make them what they are, show up constantly to fill the gaps and failures our systems have left us with. Below, we’ve provided important links to efforts organized and supported by TJFP’s 2019 grantees. As much as they need us to show up for them, we need them for our collective survival.  Grassroots movements are essential.

TJFP will remain committed to showing up for our folks without burdening them.

We will continue to move money directly to grassroots, trans-led groups across the US, with as few strings attached as possible, as we have always done.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we will be moving more money in 2020 to trans justice groups than originally planned, while also supplying our TJFP community-led grantmaking fellow alumni with an emergency fund.

TJFP has also joined an emergency response effort with the Third Wave Fund, Borealis’s Fund for Trans Generations, Funders for LGBT Issues’s Grantmakers United for Trans Community, and Wellspring. More information about that fund will be released early next week.

It is with great hope that you will be patient, kind, and generous with each other during these tender times. The load will be heavy and the loss will be significant and yet we will find a way. For those of you wondering how you can help, we ask you to please support grassroots efforts however possible.

Friends, family, and beloved community, we have the skills, the spirit and experience to survive this. For those of you who can, please check in on your people.  Extending love, grace, appreciation and authentic support is what will get us through.

With gratitude and great care,



 

 

Arkansas Transgender Equity Collaborative
Little Rock, AR
Donate to community relief giving circle

No Justice No Pride
Washington, DC
Requesting food, cleaning/hygiene supplies, volunteers for patient advocacy, funds for emergency microgrants, instacart giftcards

Black & Indigenous Transgender Safehaus (B.I.T.S.)
Washington, DC
Donate to support trans students

Trans Women of Color Collective
Washington, DC
Donate to survival fund

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
MIAMI BEACH, FL
Donate to support fund for folks in hospitality industry in South Florida

Brave Space Alliance
Chicago, IL
Volunteer for food pantry
Donate to food pantry

Louisiana Trans Advocates
Baton Rouge, LA
Donate to TGNC Crisis Funding Circle Louisiana
In lieu of gatherings, send letters against anti-trans legislation

Metro Trans Umbrella Group
St. Louis, MO
Donate food and disinfectant

Trans Queer Flat STL
St. Louis, MO
Donate food and supplies

Black Trans Media
Brooklyn, NY
Donate food, supplies, or money

Colectivo intercultural TRANSgrediendo / CITG
Jackson Heights, NY
Donate to Transgender Emergency Fund

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective
Columbus, OH
Donate to BQIC Emergency Fund

Hearts on a Wire
Philadelphia, PA
Be a pen pal for an incarcerated LGBTQ individual

sisTers PGH
Pittsburgh, PA
Donate to Pittsburgh LGBTQIA Emergency Relief Fund

Latinas Trans Austin
Houston, TX
Donate to Houston LGBTQI Latinx fund

Trans Pride Initiative
Dallas, TX
Volunteer to provide mutual aid

Nationz Foundation
Richmond, VA
Donate to food pantry

Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network
Seattle, WA
Donate to Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network Fund


 

 

 

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
MIAMI BEACH, FL
Apply for hospitality industry fund

Brave Space Alliance
Chicago, IL
Request food or other supplies

Metro Trans Umbrella Group
St. Louis, MO
Food and supplies available for pickup, home donations also available

Trans Pride Initiative
Dallas, TX
Contact to access food pantry

Stonewall Youth
Olympia, WA
Organization is offering to purchase supplies for youth 12-24


 

 

 

Masjid al-Rabia
Chicago, IL
Online support groups and prayer services

Portland Outright
Portland, ME
In person programming has moved online

Transformations
Kansas City, MO
Support groups now online, see Facebook page for specific groups
TDOV Virtual Resource Fair

Tranzmission
Asheville, NC
Support groups now moving online

QTPoC Mental Health
Portland, OR
Collection of helpful links and online community

Borderland Rainbow Center
El Paso, TX
Teletherapy and virtual support groups available, see Facebook page for specific options

Nationz Foundation
Richmond, VA
Call the office to access support group

Out in the Open
Brattleboro, VT
Join rural LGBTQ virtual hangouts


 

 

 

QLatinx
Orlando, FL
Healing through community storytelling

Transcend the Binary
Ferndale, MI
Quarantine and Chill queer film streaming

House of Pentacles
Durham, NC
Offered free virtual healing gathering

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAPVA
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Digital TDOV celebration

Out in the Open
Brattleboro, VT
Submission requests for QuaranZine

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