The Black Trans Fund (BTF) is a groundbreaking endeavor: the first national fund in the country dedicated to uplifting and resourcing Black trans social justice leaders. BTF seeks to address the lack of funding for Black trans communities in the U.S. through direct grantmaking, capacity building support, and funder organizing to transform philanthropy. The Black Trans Fund provides project support grants with grant sizes ranging from $5,000- $10,000.
Borealis Philanthropy directs resources to people building powerful, thriving communities that serve all of us, with those most impacted by injustice leading the way.
Borealis is made up of nine funds: Fund for Trans Generations, Black-led Movement Fund, Communities Transforming Policing Fund, Disability Inclusion Fund, Emerigng LGBTQ Leaders of Color Fund, Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund, Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund and the Spark Justice Fund. Visit their website for more information.
The International Trans Fund (ITF) is a participatory grantmaking fund made up of trans activists and donors. The mission of the ITF is to mobilize sustainable resources for strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF funds trans-led groups working to benefit the trans community and contributing to trans movement building. Your group does not need to be registered to apply for funding. They have one grantmaking cycle per year. Learn more or apply here.
Third Wave Fund resources youth-led, intersectional gender justice movements to advance the community power, well-being, and self-determination of young BIPOC.
Visit their website to learn more about their Mobilize Power Fund, Own Our Power Fund, Grow Power Fund, Sex Worker Giving Circle, and Conflict Resolution Fund or to apply!
Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people. Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Trans Lifeline’s Microgrants provide trans and nonbinary people with low-barrier funds and support to correct names and/or gender markers on identifying legal documents, access trans health care, and necessities for our trans siblings behind bars.
The Jim Collins Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to fund gender-affirming surgeries. To apply or learn more you can visit their website.