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Announcing the 2017 TJFP Grantees!

Just two weeks ago the 2017 TJFP Fellowship team made their way to New York city to meet for the very first time in person.  Since March, each of them have dedicated their days, nights and weekends to carefully review all 175 applications received.  For three days the devoted grant making panelists gave their everything-as they selected grantees and award amounts.

Because of this team, the amazing projects and organizations that applied for funding and our dedicated donors, this year we were not only able to DOUBLE our grant amounts, we also distributed half a million dollars to grassroots, trans-led, trans justice organizing!  As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we can’t think of anything more celebratory then being able to fund 153 groups!

Congratulations TJFP friends and family and to everyone who’s kept trans justice close to your heart!

***Please check out this year’s list of grantees below***

The 2017 TJFP Grantees

Allgo, Austin, TX

API Equality – Northern California (APIENC), San Francisco, CA

Area 425, Minneapolis, MN

Arianna’s Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition, Little Rock, AR

Beyond These Walls, Portland, OR

bklyn boihood, Brooklyn, NY

Black Excellence Collective, Philadelphia

Black Trans Media, Brooklyn, NY

Black Transmen Inc, Dallas, TX

Black Transwomen Inc, Dallas, TX

Bois of the SIppi, Corinth, MS

Bold & Beautiful, Memphis, TN

Brave Space Alliance, Chicago, IL

Bridgewalkers Alliance, Portland, OR

Brutha’s Rising,Inc., Pittsburgh, CA

Camp Born This Way, Tucson, AZ

Center for Community Healing, Madison, WI

Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition, Austin, TX

Cicada Collective, Austin, TX

Colectivo intercultural TRANSgrediendo / CITG, Jackson Heights, NY

Collective of Geniuses, Seattle, WA

Community Ele’te, Richmond, VA

Community Kinship Life (CK Life), Bronx, NY

Comunidad Estrella, Brookhaven/Atlanta, GA

CVille Peer Group, Troy, VA

Detroit REPRESENT!, Detroit, MI

Durham Gender Alliance, Durham, NC

East Coast Two Spirit Society, Lewes, DE

Four Direction Fire Keeper – Eagle Evolution, Long Beach, CA

FTM Foundation, Atlanta, GA

Fuerza y Union Multiple, Henderson, NC

Garden of Peace Project, Pittsburgh, PA

Gender Benders, Piedmont, SC

Gender Infinity, Houston, TX

Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles, CA

Gender Justice League, Seattle, WA

Gender Justice Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

GenderNexus, Indianapolis, IN

Good Sense Farm & Apiary, Washington, DC

Green Mountain Crossroads, Brattleboro, VT

Greensboro Community Care Collective, Greensboro, NC

Heartland Trans Wellness Group, Cincinnati, OH

Hearts on a Wire, Philadelphia, PA

Idaho Transgender Healthcare Advocacy Coalition, Boise, ID

Immigrant Youth Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

Ingersoll Gender Center, Seattle, WA

Interfaith Working Group, Philadelphia, PA

Jacksonville Transgender Action Committee Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Jays House, Woodbourne, NY

Kaffir Bois, Brooklyn, NY

Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, Topeka, KS

Kentucky Health Justice Network and TSTAR, Louisville, KY

Kinetic Collective, Tampa, FL

La Oportunidad, Los Angeles, CA

LaGender Inc., Eastpoint, GA

Las Vegas TransPride, Las Vegas, NV

Latinas Trans Dallas, fort worth, TX

Live It Fully Empowered (LIFE), Long Beach, CA

Louisiana Trans Advocates, Metairie, LA

Lynchburg Transgender Alliance, Lynchburg, VA

MaineTransNet, Portland, ME

Mariposas Sin Fronteras, Tucson, AZ

Metro Trans Umbrella Group, St. Louis, MO

Mid Missouri Transgender Support, Columbia, MO

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Minneapolis, MN

Montana Two Spirit Society, Missoula, MT

Nationz Foundation, Richmond, VA

NC Queer TROUBLMakers, Greensboro, NC

NC Trans Leadership Council, Asheville, NC

New Legacy Ministries\Media, New Orleans, LA

New York City Trans Oral History Project, Brooklyn, NY

No Labels Clothing Cooperative, Buffalo, NY

North State Trans/GNC Project, Chico, CA

Organizacion Latina de Trans en Texas, Houston, TX

Our Spot KC, Kansas City, MO

Out Of The Box: Helpin’ Tranz Form U, Fayetteville, AR

Outshine NW, Burien, WA

Peacock Rebellion, Oakland, CA

Portland Outright, Portland, ME

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, New York, NY

RAD Remedy, Chicago, IL

RARE Productions, Minneapolis, MN

Rising Up, Seattle, WA

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

Sankofa Collective NW, Portland, OR

Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network, Santa Barbara, CA

School of Liberation Healing and Medicine/Queering Herbalism, Pittsburgh, PA

Sistas of the “T”, Baltimore, MD

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA), Tucson, AZ

SPART*A, Inc, Alexandria, VA

SPIRAL Collective, Minneapolis, MN

Spokane TALL, Spokane, WA

Stonewall Youth, Olympia, WA

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Nashville, TN

Tent City Kweenz, Kailua, HI

TGNC Financial Empowerment Project, New York, NY

The Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Baltimore, MD

The Clearing, Durham, NC

The Eagles’ Nest, Liberty, NC

The Equi Institute, Portland, OR

The Marsha P Johnson Institute, Washington, DC

The Meadow Collective, Liberty, TN

The Spectrum Center, Hattiesburg, MS

The Trans Buddy Program, Nashville, TN

The Trans Queer Flat, St Louis, MO

The Transgender College Fund, San Francisco, CA

Tiger’s Eye Collective, Atlanta, GA

Trans Assistance Project, Portland, OR

Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Trans Latina Florida, Victoria Park, FL

Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston, Houston, TX

Trans Oral History Project, Chicago, IL

Trans Pride Initiative, Dallas, TX

Trans Queer Pueblo, Phoenix, AZ

Trans Student Educational Resources, Monterey Park, CA

Trans United, Washington, DC

Trans Women of Color Collective, Washington, DC

Trans-E-Motion, Fresno, CA

Trans-Generational Oral History Project, Albuquerque, NM

Trans-Latina Coalition DMV, Washington, DC

trans.formation, Charlotte, NC

Trans(forming), Atlanta, GA

Trans*H4CK, Oakland, CA

Trans*ponder, Eugene, OR

Trans*Visible, Columbia, CA

Trans+ (Trans Plus), Duluth, MN

TRANSART program at Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Miami Beach, FL

Transcend Arizona, Paradise Valley, AZ

Transcend Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Transcend Legal, Jackson Heights, NY

TransFamily of NWPA, Erie, PA

Transform Houston, Houston, TX

Transform Ohio, Youngstown, OH

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Transformers, Asheville, NC

Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE), Birmingham, AL

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

Transgender Education Network of a Texas, San Marcos, TX

Transgender Veterans Support Group-Virginia, Richmond, VA

TransGenerational Theatre Project, Queens, NY

Transgressions/Dorian Corey Project, Buffalo, NY

Transitions Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Translatina Network, New York, NY

TransOhio, Columbus, OH,

TransSOCIAL, Inc., Miami, FL

Transwoman Empowerment Initiative, Albuquerque, NM

Tranzmission, Asheville, NC

Tranzmission Prison Project, Asheville, NC

Tres Soles, Albuquerque, NM

Upswing Advcoates, Chicago, IL

We Are Family- Trans Love Fund, Charleston, SC

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), Chicago, IL

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Introducing 2015 Panelist, Mel Goodwin!

Another fierce addition to this year’s team!

Mel Goodwin is a white anti-racist, radical, feminist, vegan, genderqueer femme living with a disability.

Mel Goodwin, 2015 TJFP Panelist

Mel Goodwin, 2015 TJFP Panelist

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mel moved to rural North Carolina in June 2014 to live with their partner, a black transmasculine revolutionary. They are a first year law student at North Carolina Central University, a Historically Black University in Durham, North Carolina. Their goal, if they complete law school, is to be a lawyer for the revolution, using their privilege in service to and in solidarity with transgender and queer people of color. Prior to moving to the South, Mel spent ten years working within the non-profit industrial complex, more than half of that time at a predominantly white, gay, non-transgender organization where they generally raised hell by encouraging the politicization of trans and queer youth and unapologetically advocating for, co-creating, and growing transgender programs and services, including one of the first multi-stall gender neutral bathrooms in Southern Nevada. Mel is also a co-founder of Gender Justice Nevada.

As they approach their 30th birthday and reflect on the many transformative changes that have occurred in their life over the past year, Mel’s deepest desire is to learn how to live interdependently, build authentic, sustainable relationships, and be an accountable community member through healing their own history of trauma and abuse, engaging in liberation work that centers the leadership of trans and queer people of color, and developing spiritual practices.

We’re already so thankful to have you be a part of TJFP, Mel!

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Trans Justice Funding Project announces its 2014 Grantees!

photo credit: marin watts

TJFP’s 2014 community activist grant making panel, intern and                co-organizers. Photo credit: Marin Watts

The Trans Justice Funding Project is excited to announce the 2014 grantees!

This year we received 106 applications from grassroots, trans-led groups located in rural areas and small towns, urban hubs and suburban areas, all with budgets under $250,000. Our panel of community activists representing six different regions met at the end of April to discuss all the applications and make the funding decisions.You can read more about our panel and our process at transjusticefundingproject.org.

Because of the hundreds of generous donations that came in amounts from $1 to $25 up to even $50,000, we were able to raise almost three times as much as we did in 2013. This meant that for our 2014 funding cycle we we are distributing $150,000. This May, 68 groups will receive $2,200 each!

Almost half of the groups funded had budgets of $10,000 or less, and many had no budget at all, running purely on volunteer energy. Other groups with budgets large enough to support a small staff were doing a lot with very little. 25% of the groups we funded this year were also unincorporated—they were not 501(c)3s and did not have fiscal sponsors. We believe that funding small, unincorporated groups is a crucial part of supporting grassroots work, and thanks to the many donors who gave through our new structure, we’ll be able to write checks to these groups with a minimum of red tape!

All of the groups that applied this year presented a strong case for how deeply trans justice work is needed.nBecause we believe it’s important to celebrate and map this work, this summer we will once again release a directory of all applicants who met our criteria both online and in our upcoming 2014 report. So please stay tuned!

Whether you were an applicant, a grantee, a community panelist, a volunteer, a donor, or someone who helped spread the word and cheered us on, thank you for your commitment to supporting and believing in trans leadership.

The 2014 TJFP grantees are:

Camp Born This Way, Tucson, AZ

Fluxx Studio & Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Trans*H4CK, Oakland, CA

La Oportunidad, Los Angeles, CA

Trans Women of Color Network Gathering, San Leandro, CA

Trans United with Family and Friends, Los Angeles, CA

Transitions: A Residence for the Trans* Community, Oakland, CA

San Diego Gender Coalition, San Diego, CA

Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles, CA

MAJOR! San Francisco, CA

Casa Ruby, Inc, Washington, DC

Trans-Miami, Miami Beach, FL

Trans(forming), Atlanta, GA

LaGender, Eastpoint, GA

JustUsATL, Atlanta, GA

TransGeorgia Legal Aid, Athens, GA

Someone Cares, Inc. of Atlanta, Marietta, GA

Transformations, Des Moines, IA

WeHappyTrans.com, Chicago, IL

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Affinity Community Services, Chicago, IL

Youth Empowerment Performance Project, Chicago, IL

BreakOUT! New Orleans, LA

West Suburban Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth (WAGLY), Wellesley Hills, MA

BodyImage4Justice, Boston, MA

Black and Pink, Dorchester, MA

Transgender Day of Remembrance Unite! Roslindale, MA

Bois of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland

Detroit REPRESENT! Detroit, MI

Shades of Yellow (SOY), St Paul, MN

Visible Bodies: Twin Cities, St Paul, MN

Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN), Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Minneapolis, MN

Metro Trans Umbrella Group, St Louis, MO

Missouri GSA NetWork, St Louis, MS

Gender Expansion Project, Missoula, MT

Montana Two Spirit Society, Missoula, MT

Trans* People of Color Coalition, Charlotte, NC

Transgender New Hampshire, Dover, NH

Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York, East Orange, NJ

Hudson Pride Connections Center, Jersey City, NJ

Transfaith, Lawrenceville, NJ

National Native Transgender Network, Albuquerque, NM

Gender Justice Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Otter Activism, New York, NY

Project I Am Enough, Baldwin, NY

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Brooklyn, NY

PRYDE-A Project of Make the Road New York, Jackson Heights, NY

Destination Tomorrow, Brooklyn, NY

Third Root Education Exchange, Brooklyn, NY

Heartland Trans* Wellness Group, Cincinnati, OH

Margie’s Hope, Akron, OH

Hearts on a Wire, Philadelphia, PA

Sisterly L.O.V.E, Philadelphia, PA

SC TransAction, Columbia, SC

The STAY Project, New Market, TN

Cicada Collective, Denton, TX

Allgo, Austin, TX

Trans Pride Initiative, Dallas, TX

Black Transmen Inc, Dallas, TX

OUTreach Resource Center, Inc., Ogden, UT

HomoPromo, Brattleboro, VT

Gender Justice League, Seattle, WA

First Rain, Seattle, WA

Prison Doula Project, Olympia, WA

Stonewall Youth, Olympia, WA

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, Seattle, WA

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