The Fund for Trans Generations (FTG) is committed to providing rapid response funding to trans-led organizations responding to their community’s rising needs. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, is still disproportionately impacting trans community, especially Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), sick and disabled communities, elderly folks, migrants, sexual assault survivors, sex workers, and folks with low-income, and those living at the intersections. As such, we are pleased to share ways for trans-led organizations to receive additional funding.
In April 2020, in partnership with other funders, FTG launched our COVID-19 Rapid Response fund to help folks survive the pandemic. In 2020, we have moved over $500,000 in 87 grants to trans-led groups across the United States, 80% of which are BIPOC-led.
We are still accepting requests for COVID-19 specific funding. These grants, which range between $2,000 and $10,000, are processed quickly and without strings to meet the pressing needs of trans communities of color.
FTG’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports:
- Mutual aid and care support networks
- Healing and virtual wellness spaces
- Online/virtual programming needs
- Living stipends for members and/or staff
- Survival needs i.e. food, rent support, shelter, utilities
- Organizing and advocacy
We are also offering general rapid support funding to organizations and communities in need of additional resources to respond quickly to organized opposition and unanticipated events. Learn if you are eligible for the funding by reviewing our FTG Rapid Response Fund FAQ.
Join our efforts to fund trans communities. It is a priority for the Fund for Trans Generations to remain a trusted resource for trans-led organizers and movement builders who are working for the dignity and respect of all trans people. To learn more about partnering with Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations and the powerful work of grassroots groups and organizers please contact Ryan Li Dahlstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.