A recent article in Inside Philanthropy about new funding support for trans communities highlighted Borealis’ Fund for Trans Generations, as well as several other donor partners and the new initiative under Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC):

“GUTC’s goals revolve around capacity building. The aim is to increase the funds available to trans communities—currently only a very small part of overall LGBTQ funding—and push for better coordination among funders already working in this space. In pursuit of its third goal, more trans representation in philanthropy, GUTC recently announced its inaugural cohort of Leadership Development Fellows. Starting this April, the group of seven will receive professional development opportunities, mentoring and peer networking support over the course of a year.

Several of the fellows (but not all of them) come from the core group of funders involved in GUTC. Those funders include a number of organizations and initiatives specifically focused on trans issues, like the Trans Justice Funding Project, Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations, the International Trans Fund, and the trans health-oriented Jim Collins Foundation.”

We are proud to share that Fund for Trans Generations Program Associate Kiyomi Fujikawa is part of GUTC’s Leadership Development Fellows cohort.

Inside Philanthropy’s article also highlights the leadership of GUTC Project Director Alexander Lee, who we are proud to have as a board member at Borealis Philanthropy.

We are excited to support GUTC and continue to advocate for more support for trans communities. Read the full Inside Philanthropy article here.