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.
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.