Foundations join to create one-time Trans Resilience Fund

The Trans Resilience Fund (the Fund) is a special one-time fund to support the trans community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund will provide grants of $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000 to nonprofits and grassroots groups serving the trans community in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Funds are intended primarily to be used to provide direct support to members of the trans community but smaller groups may also use funds for service delivery, organizing, and operations. Organizations do not have to be incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) or have a fiscal sponsor to apply.

The Fund will use a participatory grantmaking model for decision-making. Gender Justice Fund will manage the grant application process but funding decisions will be made by a nine-member committee consisting of transgender community members from the Philadelphia region, almost all of whom are people of color. 

The Fund will distribute $170,000 in grants and is made possible by the support of the following funders: Collective Future Fund, Douty Foundation, Gender Justice Fund, The Philadelphia Foundation, Samuel Fels Fund, Valentine Foundation, William Penn Foundation. Deadline to apply is May 28th.


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