Transforming Movements Fund Announces Spring 2017 Grantees

May 10, 2017

The Transforming Movements Fund (TMF) is excited to announce its Spring 2017 grants. The TMF funds cross-movement, intersectional organizing led by LGBTQ young people with an emphasis on police accountability, reproductive and gender justice, and immigrant rights. We believe that LGBTQ young people of color are increasingly some of the most visible and influential leaders within and across each of these movements. As such, each of the TMF’s 2017 grantee organizations features strong young LGBTQ leadership and a track record of intersectional, cross-sector work.

The TMF is a grantmaking initiative of Anonymous Donors, Arcus Foundation, and Ford Foundation. Please visit the profiles below to learn more about the TMF’s Spring 2017 general operating support grant recipients:

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now

Southern Vision Alliance

Women With A Vision


The TMF is also excited to announce the recipients of its Spring 2017 Young Trans Women of Color Leadership Grants. The TMF seeks to specifically recognize the important contributions of young trans women of color to social change work. Despite the challenges that face many young trans women of color, such as high and disproportional rates of violence, police harassment, and unemployment, these young leaders are making significant contributions to social change movements and organizations across the country. We aim to highlight this work by allocating grants to the organizations in which these young leaders are engaged. 

The Spring 2017  Young Trans Women of Color Leadership Grants and their host organizations are:

Gender Justice League in support of Ryannah Quigley, Trans and Racial Justice Organizer

Life Foundation in support of Cathy Kapua, Transgender Services Coordinator

Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE) in support of Daroneshia Duncan, Founder & Executive Director

Keeping Ballroom Community Alive Network (KBCAN) in support of the Crystal LaBeija. Organizing Fellows Fellowship (CLOF)