Funding opportunity: International Trans Fund’s 5th Grant Cycle

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Funding opportunity: International Trans Fund’s 5th Grant Cycle

December 4

Apply Now for International Trans Fund’s 5th Grant Cycle

The International Trans Fund (ITF) is pleased to announce 5th grant cycle. ITF warmly welcome applications from trans-led organisations with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world.

This year the ITF is introducing two grant types:

  • SEED Grant (1-year) The SEED grant is a 1-year general support and/or project grant for trans-led organisations that have never been funded by the ITF, or that prefer to apply for this grant instead of the THRIVE Grant. Grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 USD/year.
  • THRIVE Grant (2-year) The THRIVE grant is a 2-year general support grant ONLY for trans-led organisations that have been previously funded by the ITF and are in good standing. Grants range from $20,000 to $40,000 USD/year (for a total of $40,000-$80,000 USD).

The ITF was created to mobilise sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting Trans organisations across the globe. The purpose of the ITF is to:

  • Build & Sustain the Fund | Build and sustain a mechanism to support trans-led organisations of different sizes working on a range of issues at the international, regional, country and local levels, with a particular emphasis on organisations with access to fewer resources.
  • Resource Trans Movements | Increase resources and enhance access to resources to support trans movements, including:
    • Access to financial resources dedicated to trans-led organisations through grant making.
    • Access to non-financial resources for Trans organisations, such as skills building, organisational strengthening, leadership development and activist support.
    • Access to other and new donors for Trans organisations, beyond the ITF’s direct support.
  • Educate Philanthropic Community | Educate peers in the philanthropic community on Trans issues and influence other funders and strategic allies in trans-related commitments and strategies.


The ITF has priorities for grant making:

  • Fund a diversity of organisations, including different regions, languages, gender identities, strategies, and issues.
  • Prioritise Trans communities facing greater levels of marginalisation (e.g. racism, classism, ageism, ableism, misogyny and so on).
  • Support a trans-led organisation whose work are intersectional and contributes to social justice, movement building, and the liberation of Tran’s people.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding organisations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be trans-led:
    • Trans people must be in decision-making roles, including setting the organisation’s strategic and financial priorities, and make up 75% of the staff, spokespeople, and Board or decision-making body.
    • If this is not the case, organisations must demonstrate how Trans people make budget, organisational and strategic decisions.
  • Have an operating budget under $150,000 USD.
  • Be a group of people (i.e. not an individual).
  • Main focus of work is to benefit the Trans community.
  • Contribute to movement building, not just providing direct service

For more information, visit International Trans Fund.


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