TJFP 2016 Applications are Open!

tjfp 2015 dancingApplications are now open for Trans Justice Funding Project’s 2016 grants!

It’s that time again! Time for grass roots, trans-led, trans justice groups to apply for funding and for those of us who can, to donate what we can to support their work.  Please help us spread the word!

En Español.

Please make sure to read our guidelines first to determine if your group is eligible.

Is Your Group Eligible for a TJFP Grant?

Are you a grassroots, trans justice group run by and for trans people?
Is your group’s total budget less than $250,000?
Are you located in the United States or Puerto Rico?
Are you centering the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions?
Are you meeting the needs of different local communities and using organizing and/or providing services to help bring people together?
Do you see your work as part of a bigger picture of trans-led work that seeks dignity and justice for all people?
You do not need to be a 501c3 non-profit or have a fiscal sponsor to apply!

How Much Money is TJFP Giving Away?

Grants will be between $1,000 and $5,000 each and the more money we raise by May, the more we can give away! Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trusting and supporting trans leadership.


The deadline to apply is February 15th, 2016 by midnight Eastern Standard Time. Decisions will be made at the end of May 2016, so you can expect to hear back from us by June 2016.

Translation & Accessibility

The application is currently available in English and a Spanish.

Please email us at by January 15th if you need a translated version in another language or an audio version of the application.

We aim to make this process as accessible as possible, so please let us know about any other needs you have and we will do our best to meet them.

A Few Frequently Asked Questions

Can you apply if your fiscal sponsor’s budget is more than $250,000?
Yes, as long as your own independent group’s budget is less than $250,000.

Can you apply if your organization has a trans justice program with a budget of less than $250,000 but the organization’s total budget is more than that?
No. We do not fund programs at larger organizations. We fund independent trans-led groups.

Can you apply again if you received a grant from TJFP before?
Yes! You might want to share how you used your grant this year in your application. But you don’t have to—we do not require reporting.

Is multi-year support available?
Not yet, but we hope to provide it in the future.

What does trans justice mean?
We use the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and more generally, anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is non-conforming and/or different from their birth-assigned sex.

We see trans justice as a commitment to creating a world where trans and gender non-conforming individuals and communities have the freedom to self-define and express their genders without fear of violence, discrimination, or harassment. A world where we recognize and honor that our communities have knowledge and expertise in matters relating to our own lives that no one else will have.

Other Questions?
Just email and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can!

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