Borealis Philanthropy Fund for Trans Generations: Trans-led Rapid Response Project Grants
The Borealis Philanthropy Fund for Trans Generations invests in trans-led organizing to support a future where transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary people live with freedom, safety, and self-determination.
The FTG provides significant resources to emerging trans-led groups with limited access to national funding streams. The FTG prioritizes funding for organizations addressing health and healing, education, anti-violence, employment, housing, criminalization, leadership development, grassroots organizing, movement building, mutual aid and direct services, and arts and culture.
At this moment, the FTG has only rapid response funding available. The FTG rapid response fund will provide support for situations that require immediate response and for proactive activities that pursue strategic opportunities.
Organizations and fiscally sponsored projects based in trans communities that are facing high levels of harm and who have limited access to foundation support will be prioritized. Request examples may include the following: communications, advocacy, and organizing training to defeat anti-trans legislation; direct actions that confront transphobic legislation, attempts to dismantle trans protection, or other activities aimed at harming trans communities; travel support for a timely trans convening or training opportunity; and a new project or network that is doing proactive movement-building work and needs support to lay the groundwork for this.
Project budgets should not exceed $600,000; a project based at an organization with a budget larger than $600,000 may apply as long as it is trans-led. Organizations or projects may apply for a rapid response grant at any time and receive only one grant every 12 months. Grant amounts will not exceed $10,000 per organization, with an average size grant being $3,000 to $5,000.
To be eligible, organizations or projects must be trans-led, and organizations must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or fiscally sponsored. Projects must be based in the United States and U.S. territories.