This beautiful partnership between Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC) and the Black Trans Fund, incubated at Groundswell Fund, recognizes that trans girls and gender-expansive youth of color are a catalytic force for racial and gender justice, and that they deserve abundant investment and support.
WHAT DO WE HOPE TO DO?
Resource, fund, research, and recognize the contributions of trans girls and gender-expansive youth of color.
Because there are very few trans people of color who are directing the flow of resources to our communities, our national discourse on gender equity has long excluded the issues of trans girls and gender-expansive youth of color. At G4GC and the Black Trans Fund, we are ready to shift the narrative with the launch of the Holding a Sister Initiative.
Together, as two intermediaries, G4GC and Black Trans Fund will work together to mobilize funds and bring attention and resources to organizations that serve and are led by trans girls of color. We will focus on highlighting the necessity of investing in their success. The initiative will aim to award $1 million in grants in the first year, and will work with trans girls and gender-expansive youth of color in the decision-making process for selecting grantees on an ongoing basis.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED AND FIND OUT MORE?
Photo: Gender Spectrum Vice Collection