Fund for Trans Generations

COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations, Destination Tomorrow’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund, and Third Wave Fund have launched the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities to get financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

We adhere to the Trans Justice Funding Project definition of trans-led, which holds that the majority of the people in charge of the group identify as trans or gender non-conforming.

The collective has created a common application for potential grantees so that they can submit one application to one place for review. Funders will review applications on a weekly basis and collectively decide how to resource prospective grantees.

If you have already applied to FTG’s Rapid Response Fund, Third Wave Fund’s Mobilize Power Fund, or the TRANScend Community Impact Fund, your application will be shared across these funding partners.

Priority will be given to trans-led organizations with a racial justice focus. We encourage requests by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).

Some examples of activities that may be supported by this collective’s grantmaking include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Grant sizes will range based on requests for funding. There is no minimum or maximum organizational budget criteria. 

How to Apply:

Click here to access the common application.

Applicants can begin applying for funding via the common application on Thursday, April 30. The application will be open as long as funds are available. 

Applicants will receive responses to funding inquiries within two to four weeks. 

Grant range: up to $10,000; larger grants can be made on a case by case basis. For example, partnerships or coalitions can request up to $20,000.

Application Instructions:

The grant application in Salesforce is called “Fund for Trans Generations COVID-19 TGNC Rapid Response Fund”.

For applicants who have previously received funding from Borealis: e-mail grants@borealisphilanthropy.org and our grants management team will verify whether you are in our system.

For applicants who have not applied to a Borealis grant before: use this guide to self-register yourself. Please note: You must enter your organization’s EIN/Tax ID in this format: 00-0000000 (two numbers followed by a dash followed by seven numbers). Once logged in to the portal, the application is available under the “Explore Grant Opportunities” tab.

If you have questions about the application process, or are a donor interested in contributing to this collective, please contact ftg@borealisphilanthropy.org.

Para información en español

Para recibir esta información en español, por favor póngase en contacto con Aldita Gallardo por su correo electrónico: agallardo@borealisphilanthropy.org.