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Just six days and 35k away!

“TJFP is something that I’m so excited to tell people about because I think a lot of people don’t know that this group exists–where you have trans people getting money and then deciding how can we support other trans organizations that are doing work.” – Peterson Toscano, Theatrical Performance Activist & TJFP Monthly Donor

 

Why donate?

In the words of monthly donor Nicole Myles, “Worlds don’t change from just one moment or movement.” Instead, as donor Harper Jean Tobin puts it, “we need many voices and many kinds of work.” As grassroots funders, we don’t give grants only to those who fit narrow ideas of success or worth. We want to fund as many groups as possible, so that all of these brilliant visions and voices have a chance to keep on growing, changing, and connecting.

  • Your donation helps support trans justice groups focusing on local needsgroups that many mainstream foundations consider “too small” of an investment.
  • Your donation helps support grassroots organizations that take risksthat try radical new tactics, that find ways to work outside pre-existing systems to support marginalized communities.
  • Your donation reaches grantees with no strings attachedY–allowing these brilliant leaders and activists to do their work without worrying about anyone’s approval but the communities they serve.

As our six Community Grantmaking Fellows carefully review the 216 applications we received this year–more applications than we’ve ever received before!–we see creative, dynamic responses to anti-trans threats. We see groups responding to local, unique needs, led by trans people from those communities who understand the stakes best.

These folks need your support!

Be a part of raising $50,000 more so that we can distribute, in total, half a million dollars this year–half a million that will go to urgently needed trans justice work around the country. Donor Peterson Toscano puts it best, in the video you can watch below: “When I look at LGBTQ history, it’s always been the trans people, the gender non-conforming people, who’ve been on the front lines, who really stood up. And I wouldn’t have the freedoms I have today, if it wasn’t for trans folks doing that.”

Wherever you are, however much you give, you’ll be supporting the trans leadership that has always existed and shaped our movements!

 

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The TJFP April Fundraising Campaign is LIVE!

Help TJFP Raise $15,000 by April 23rd!

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From the Ground to the Sky: TJFP’s April Fundraising Campaign

As the Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) enters its third grant cycle, we’re more determined then ever to continue supporting trans-led, grassroots, trans justice groups and organizations.

In February, we received a remarkable 144 applications. That’s 37% more applications than the previous year! Once again, the requests poured in from all across the country, representing a range of strategies and struggles, and a commitment to fighting against the violence, isolation, and oppression trans communities are experiencing.

In March, TJFP finalized this year’s team of trans and gender non-conforming activists who will serve as our Community Funding Panel. At this very moment, they are hard at work reviewing each and every application. Check out our 2015 panelists here!

Now that April is here, it’s time for us to ask for your help. We work on fundraising all year long, and, of course, you can always donate to TJFP any time. But we’re setting an ambitious goal to raise $15,000 before the Community Funding Panel meets on April 23rd to determine this year’s grantees. We can’t do it without you!

Over the last two years, we have been blown away by the infinite support of our donors and cheer squad. Your generosity is helping this grassroots trans justice movement grow and thrive.

If you haven’t given yet this year, will you join us again–or maybe even for the first time?–to fund the vital work and big dreams of trans-led, grassroots groups across the country? From $1 to $50,000, there’s no donation too big or too small.

Please help us get the word out about this campaign by sharing it far and wide!

Love,
TFJP

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