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Announcing TJFP’s 2022 Grantees!

We’re pleased to announce that in our tenth year of grantmaking, TJFP’s 2022 grantmaking fellows awarded $1.25 MILLION dollars in grants to 204 trans-led grassroots groups, projects, and organizations doing amazing, creative, and groundbreaking trans justice work across the US and US territories. Including the groups that received a ReUp for this year, that’s $1.9 million dollars going out to 355 groups. Find out more through our 2022 grantee directory page, and see the full list below!

We blew our spring fundraising goal out of the water! We hoped to raise $250,000 by May 27th, and thanks to our incredible community of supporters and donors, we raised nearly three times that amount.

From that abundance, TJFP’s 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellows chose to do something extraordinary and beautiful. They split the $1.25 million dollars that was raised for this grant cycle equally among the groups selected. This means that each grantee is receiving the same grant amount, $6,127.45. And because of the generous giving of our community, and two very large last minute unexpected donations, we also chose to give an extra cash gift to each of the 204 grantees.

To honor ten years of grassroots trans justice, and as added support in our tumultuous and challenging political climate, we’ll be giving each of the 2022 grantees a gift of an additional $3,872.55. Yup, you read that right…. All 204 groups selected by the 2022 grantmaking panel will be getting a TJFP grant for $6,127.45 and an extra cash gift of $3,872.55. So, in total, each group is receiving $10,000 dollars from TJFP in our tenth year of grantmaking!!

Over the past few months, the 2022 community grantmaking fellows spent hour after hour carefully reading and reviewing hundreds of 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.

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 148 groups that received a ReUp grant this year, we’re moving over $2.7 million dollars in grants to 352 groups in 2022!Of our 204 grantees selected in May…

  • 105 grantees were first-time applicants to TJFP.
  • 87 had no nonprofit status.
  • 10 grantees come from outside of the lower 48 states, including Puerto Rico and other US territories.
  • 171 grantees indicated BIPOC leadership–with 79 groups indicating they were led by Black trans women or femmes!

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.

We hope that as you look through all the amazing trans justice groups that were funded this year, and explore our map of TJFP’s applicants and grantees over the last ten years, you find some hope and solace amongst everything that’s going on.

 

2022 Grantees
Listed alphabetically by state and alphabetically by group name.
The groups listed below with an asterisk (*) are 2021/2022 grantees that received a ReUp grant.

Alaska

The Queen’s Guard, Wasilla

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, Anchorage *

 

Alabama

SDC Trans GNC Group, Florence

Visibly Trans*, Birmingham *

 

American Samoa

IMPACT American Samoa, Pago Pago

 

Arkansas

Intransitive, Mabelvale *

The Young Transwomens Project, Little Rock *

 

Arizona

DREAM School, Tucson

Fluxx Productions, Tucson *

Kindred Connections, Tucson

Peacework Medical, Phoenix

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Tucson

The Outlaw Project, Phoenix

Trans Pride Foundation, Flagstaff *

TRANSplants Desert Garden, Tucson *

 

California

#brotherhood, Stockton

A.B.O. Comix, Oakland

Access Inclusion Advancement Project, Anaheim

Adsit Media, San Leandro *

Alianza Translatinx, Santa Ana *

Beyond Binary Legal, Long Beach *

Brown Recluse, Oakland

C.R.I.M.E., Los Angeles

Deaf Queer Resource Center, San Francisco *

Dem Bois Inc., San Pablo *

FEDUP Collective, San Diego

Financial Wellness for QT BIPOC, San Diego

Fireweed Collective, Richmond *

Health Justice Commons, Richmond *

Homobiles, San Leandro

House of Resilience, San Diego *

Indigenous Pride Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Inland Empire Prism Collective, San Bernardino

Invisible Men, Compton *

Lady J and Linda Kay’s House, Antelope *

Lafemmebear Music, Kelseyville *

Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, Northridge

North State Trans/GNC Project, Chico

Orange County Translatinas, Anaheim *

Parivar Bay Area, Oakland *

PEACE Out Loud, Berkeley

Proyecto Trans Latina, San Diego *

Queer Mango, Los Angeles

RCSCC Transgender Support Services-Trans Job Development, Oakland

Reclaim UGLY, Oakland

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 Spoonie Uni Project, San Bernardino

The TAJA Coalition, San Leandro *

The TG/ENBY Project, Los Angeles *

Trans & Nonbinary Housing Collective, Cameron Park

Trans Advocacy & Care Team (TACT), Berkeley *

Trans Peer Mentor Program, San Francisco *

Trans-E-Motion, Clovis *

TRANScend Collective, Galt

TRANScend Retreat, San Francisco

TRANScending in Nature, Greenfield

TransTech Social Enterprises, Culver City

Tranz of Anarchii Inc, Tracy

Unique Woman’s Coalition, West Hollywood*

Voluminous Arts Trans-Led Halloquium (Artist SHowcase), Glendale *

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

 

Colorado

Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary, Denver *

Denver Community Fridges, Denver *

Friends like Me, Englewood *

 

District of Columbia

DC Area Transmasculine Society, Washington *

Halal And Queer Collective (HAQ Collective), Washington *

Makers Lab, Washington *

No Justice No Pride, Washington

Plantita Power, Washington

Sovereign EarthWorks, Washington

Theythey Collective, Washington

 

Florida

Bridging the gap!, Fort Lauderdale *

Color N Raw, Fort Lauderdale

comrades in arms, Gainesville

Gender Advancement Project, Orlando *

LIPS Tampa, Tampa

Marsha’s Web, Hollywood

Moving Forward Wellness Coaching, Oakland Park *

No.Str8s, Gainesville *

Qlatinx, Orlando

Queer Tallahassee Artists Collective, Tallahassee

Rooted Resistance, Tallahassee *

Shannon’s Arms, Fort Lauderdale

Social Film Projects LLC, North Miami Beach

The Halfway Point, Tallahassee

The McKenzie Project, Miami *

The Passionvine Project, Lake Worth *

The Queer-Trans Project, Atlantic Beach

The Reflect Collective, Miami

TRANS (Transition Resources And Navigation Services), Jacksonville

Trans Collaborative Network, Plantation *

Trans Playhouse, Doral *

Transcending Adolescence, Jacksonville

Transgender Awareness Project, Jacksonville *

Transgender Empowerment Alliance, Jacksonville

TransSOCIAL, Inc., Miami

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Miami Beach

Unspoken Treasure Society Inc., Gainesville *

 

Georgia

Community EsTr(El-La), Atlanta *

Community Roots, Decatur *

FOR OUR SIBS Inc., Decatur *

Game Changing Men, Newnan

Genderfied, Norcross *

I Am Human Foundation, Ellenwood *

IATBP, ATLANTA

La Gender Inc, Atlanta

Phoenix Transition Program, Conley *

Queer Cultures, Atlanta *

Sexual Liberation Collective, Decatur

Southern Fried Queer Pride, Atlanta

T4T Caregiving, Loganville

The Prizm Shyne Project, Conley *

TMBLM, Inc., Atlanta *

Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Inc., Atlanta *

TRANScending Barriers, ATLANTA

TWOC Healing Project, Newnan *

 

Hawaii

Gender Liberation Collective, Honolulu

Hawaii Queers, Ewa Beach

HI SIS, Honolulu *

Ka Aha Mahu, Honolulu

Na Lei Pulama, Kihei *

The Trans Alaka’i Collective, Hilo *

 

Iowa

enfleshed, Iowa City

 

Idaho

Black Liberation Collective, Idaho, Boise *

 

Illinois

Chicago Therapy Collective, Chicago *

Cicero Community Farm, Cicero

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), Chicago *

 

Indiana

GenderNexus, Indianapolis

Trans Solutions Research and Resource Center, Indianapolis

Transgender Resource Education and Enrichment Services, South Bend

 

Kansas

Our Spot KC, Kansas City *

 

Kentucky

Gender Diversity Network, Louisville

Tiger’s Eye Collective, Louisville *

 

Louisiana 

Amor y Solidaridad, Scott

Black Life Response, New Orleans

Last Call, New Orleans

LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater, New Orleans *

New Legacy Ministries, Bogalusa

Real Name Campaign NOLA, New Orleans *

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

Transitions Louisiana, New Orleans *

 

Massachusetts 

Finca Luna Buho, Cheshire

Massachusetts Sex Worker Ally Network (MASWAN), Brighton *

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (1), Boston

PRIDEEXTENDED, Chicopee *

sense, Amherst *

the Stiyu Project, Worcester *

The Trans Asylum Seekers Support Network, Greenfield

Trans Doe Task Force, Orange

 

Maryland

CVO, Owings Mills *

Element of Hope, Baltimore

Idyll Dandy Arts, Dowelltown *

Maryland Trans*Unity, Silver Spring

Trans Maryland, GAITHERSBURG

Trans People of Color Coalition, Baltimore

Trans-Latinx DMV, Baltimore

 

Maine

Outright Lewiston/Auburn, Auburn

Portland Outright, Portland

Queer Kid Creative, South Portland

 

Michigan

Black Men Rock Brotherhood, Detroit

Black TG Voices, Detroit

GADES – Grassroots Activism Direct Emergency Support, Pontiac

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, Grand Rapids

Hope for Trans Futures Training Programs, Kalamazoo *

Miss Mouthy Podcast, Detroit

Native Justice Coalition, Manistee *

Niyyah, Oak Park

Nuii Waav Brotherhood, Detroit *

Queers Taking Initiative, Alma *

Teamabad, Detroit

TGNC Wellness Workers Summit, Detroit

Transcend the Binary, Waterford

Wild Ferns Wellness, Lansing

 

Minnesota

Cuir Kitchen Brigade, Minneapolis

Minnesota Trans Disabled Care Fund, St. Paul *

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Minneapolis

Open Flame Theatre, Minneapolis

Queer Science, Minneapolis Queer Science

SPIRAL Collective, Saint Paul *

TIGERRS, Minneapolis *

Transmission Ministry Collective, Saint Paul *

 

Missouri

Black Transcendence, Saint Louis

Gabriella Rosé Justice Support System, Wildwood

Northland Pride, Gladstone *

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

The Nafasi Center, Kansas City

Trans artist collective, Kansas City *

Trans Housing Initiative St. Louis, ST. LOUIS

Transformations Youth Organization, Kansas City *

 

Mississippi 

Awakening Love, Jackson

Bois of the Sippi, Corinth *

Love Me Unlimited 4life/4 Evercareing Evonne, Jackson *

Madams of Excellence LLC, Jackson

 

Montana

Flathead Gender Identity Project, Kalispell

Great Falls LGBTQ+ Center, Great Falls *

Montana Two Spirit Society, Missoula

TransVisible Montana, Missoula

 

North Carolina

Assata Collective, Charlotte *

Fuerza Unión Múltiple – FUM, Henderson *

Greensboro Mutual Aid, Greensboro *

House of Jade, Greensboro

HYPHA Healing Garden & Apothecary, Durham *

Onslow County LGBTQ Community Center, Jacksonville

SPECTRUM Club, Smithfield

The Paris Project, Charlotte

Trans Empowerment Project, Jacksonville

Transgress: Digital Resistance Collective, Charlotte *

Transitioning Of The Carolinas, Charlotte *

Tranzmission, Inc., Asheville

 

North Dakota 

Evolve;, Jamestown *

 

Nebraska

Trans Collaborations, Kearney *

 

New Jersey

New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance (NJRUA), Newark *

 

New Mexico

Bent Gardens, Santa Fe *

Equality In Employment Opportunities,  Albuquerque

Raíz Colectivx, Albuquerque

Trans Liberation Coalition, Albuquerque *

Transwoman Empowerment Initiative (TEI), Albuquerque *

 

Northern Mariana Islands

T-Project, Saipan *

 

Nevada

Las Vegas TransPride, Las Vegas

United Terrirtories of Pacific Islanders Alliance Las Vegas, Las Vegas

 

New York

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

Aaron Arthur-Gray (Search Forward Media), New York

bklyn boihood, Brooklyn *

Black Trans Blessings, Manhattan

Bluestockings Cooperative, New York *

Body Hack, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Ghost Project Inc., Brooklyn

CK Life, Bronx

Colectivo intercultural TRANSgrediendo, Jackson Heights *

Crystal LaBeija Organizing Fellowship, New York, NY

Dorian Corey Project/TRANSgressions, Kenmore *

Garden in the Wake, Brooklyn

In Honor Of Our Roots, Brooklyn *

Indigo Rising, Ithaca

Lion’s Tooth Project, Newburgh *

National LGBTQ Workers Center, New York

Princess Janae Place, Bronx

QTPoC Mental Health, Brooklyn

queer Haudenosaunee land project, Ridgewood *

Radical Truth, Ithaca

Reuniting of African Descendants (ROAD), New York

Rochester Black Pride, Rochester*

Southern Tier Transgender Advocacy Group, Endicott

The Awakening Trans Art Coalition (ATAC), Boiceville

The BSWC Philly, New York

The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center, New York

Trans Closet Hudson Valley, Saugerties

Transgender Resilience Project, Bronx

What Will I Become, Bronx *

Xchange for Change, Brooklyn *

Yoga for Top Surgery Recovery, Patchogue *

 

Ohio

Black Transmen of Ohio, Columbus

Margie’s Hope, Akron  *

META Center Inc, Akron

Transgender Mentorship of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

TransOhio, Burton

 

Oklahoma

Cousins, Oklahoma City

Diversity Center of Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma City

Transpire Oklahoma, Inc., Tulsa

Tulsa Intersectional Care Network, Tulsa

 

Oregon

BI2S ARTISTS, Portland *

Point of Pride, Eugene

Transpose PDX, Portland *

 

Pennsylvania

Ark of Safety, Philadelphia

Coalition for Black Trans Economic Liberation, Philadelphia *

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project, Orefield

Hearts on a Wire, Philadelphia *

Heauxs In The Woods, Philadelphia

HG Freedman Illustration, Philadelphia

Housing Reparations Philly, Philadelphia

Lititz Chooses Love, Penryn

Sage Legacy Project, Philadelphia *

Tertium Quid, BRYN MAWR

The Wealth Redistribution Group, Philadelphia

transcribez, Philadelphia *

Visible Truth 365, Philadelphia *

Youthphoria, Abington

 

Puerto Rico

Ahí viene la e, San Juan

Círculo Violeta, Mayagüez , PR *

Casa Yamoca Opia, San German *

Colectivo Educativo por la perspectiva de género, Mayagüez

Colectivx Colectivx, San Juan

Editorial Casa Cuna, Hormigueros

El Sazon de Titi Shaky, San Juan

Entre Putxs Puerto Rico, San Juan

Espejos Cempazuchitl, Trujillo Alto

EspicyNipples, Guayama

Kellan Artgraphy, San Juan *

La Sombrilla Cuir, San Juan

Ominira Healing Village, San Juan *

Trans Goofy Games PR, San Juan *

 

South Carolina

Pride Link, Greenville

T-Time Transgender Support, Myrtle Beach

Transgender Awareness Alliance, LEXINGTON

 

Tennessee

Bead + Cowrie, LLC, Nashville

Memphis TransLove, Memphis

The Meadow Collective, Liberty

 

Texas

3 of Cups, Houston

Black trans texas Connection, Houston

Black Transmen, Inc., Carrollton

Black Transwomen Inc, Carrollton

Coastal Bend Trans Alliance, Corpus Christi

Corazon Conuko, Houston *

Embrace Austin, Austin

Organizacion Latina Trans in Texas, Houston *

Project Liferaft, Austin  *

Proyecto Casa De Colores, El Paso

Rainbow community texas, Houston

San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA), San Antonio *

Save Our Sisters United Inc, Houston

Seahorse Educational Services, Houston

Sex Workers Outreach Project of Austin (SWOP ATX), Austin

The Mahogany Project, Houston

The Next Generation Project, Spring *

Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston, Houston

Trans Maculinos Houston Texas/OLTT, Houston *

Trans Nation, Baytown *

Trans-formation, Baytown

Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), Austin *

 

Virginia

Black Men Can Cook, North Garden

BONDS, Virginia Beach

CAKE Society Co, Arlington

Diversity in Recovery, North Garden *

Empowering Transgender Services Inc., Hampton *

Garden of Peace Project, Newport News

Grimalkin Records, Dendron *

MULUSA THE RAINBOW VISIBILITY PLATFORM, Alexandria

Power Safe Place Resource Center of Virginia, Inc., Front Royal

QueerRVA, Richmond

Southeastern Transgender Resource Center, Norfolk *

Stand For Art Foundation, Alexandria

The Men in Transition, Hampton

TMSports League, Franklin

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAPVA, Virginia Beach  *

Transgender Education Association of Greater Washington D.C., Burke

Transgender Veterans Support Group-Virginia, Richond *

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering, Louisa

 

Vermont

Out in the Open, Brattleboro *

Tender Fruits Collective and Farm, Morgan *

 

Washington

CoG: Conspiracy of Geniuses, Seattle

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound, Puyallup

SocialScope Productions, Seattle *

Taking Black Pride SEA, Tacoma

Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project, Seattle *

Trans Student Educational Resources, Spokane

Transfaith, Philadelphia

 

Wisconsin 

Bleed Shamelessly, Madison

Houze La Femme, Milwaukee

Lovell-Lepak Queer Outreach, Madison *

North Node Clinic, Milwaukee

 

Wyoming

The Rainbow Collective, Casper

WYNOT, Casper

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Donate towards our $250,000 goal and help fund grassroots Trans Justice!

TJFP is turning 10 years old and we’re raising $250k by May 27th as the first part in our year-long 10th anniversary fundraiser. We hope to raise $1 million dollars throughout the entire year. 

 

Stay tuned, because later this summer we’re going to have our first ever virtual fundraising celebration! Learn more and donate towards our first $250,000 goal, and find out about this year’s applicants.

 

Right now, our grantmaking fellows are reading the hundreds of applications that arrived this year, preparing to select 2022’s grantees after May 27th. The money you help us raise goes to these incredible trans-led groups across the country, many of whom are located in states battling hostile legislation. These groups focus not only on trans issues but also respond to community needs like racial justice, housing, legal support, disability, employment, job training, organizing, education justice, economic justice, and so much more. These groups are operating through an intersectional lens and doing all they can to help trans communities survive and grow, sustain and thrive individually and collectively.

 

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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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