Rapid Response Funding Available for Trans-Led Groups

Posted by Borealis Philanthropy on June 8, 2021

FTG Makes Rapid Response Funding Available for Trans-Led Groups

The Fund for Trans Generations (FTG) at Borealis Philanthropy is committed to providing rapid-response funding to trans-led organizations responding to emerging needs in their communities. FTG knows that the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, is still disproportionately impacting trans community, especially BIPOC and sick and disabled communities, elderly folks, migrants, sexual assault survivors, sex workers, and folks with low-income, as well as those living at the intersections.

In April 2020, in partnership with other funders, FTG launched its COVID-19 Rapid Response fund to help folks survive the pandemic and has moved over $500,000 in eighty-seven grants to trans-led groups across the United States, 80 percent of which are BIPOC-led.

The fund is still accepting requests for COVID-19 specific funding. The grants, which range between $2,000 and $10,000, are processed quickly and without strings to meet the pressing needs of trans communities of color.

FTG’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports 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); and organizing and advocacy.

FTG also offers general rapid support funding to organizations and communities in need of additional resources to respond quickly to organized opposition and unanticipated events. (To find out whether you are eligible for such funding, please review the FTG Rapid Response Fund FAQ.)

To learn more about partnering with Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations and the powerful work of grassroots groups and organizers, contact Ryan Li Dahlstrom (rldahlstrom@borealisphilanthropy.org).

FTG Makes Rapid Response Funding Available for Trans-Led Groups


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