In the United States, Black trans people are a catalytic force for LGBTQ equality, Black liberation, and gender justice. Investments in Black trans movement leadership accelerate progress in these areas for all people. This is true now and has been throughout history.

Bré Rivera

Program Fellow, Black Trans Fund

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“Building on the legacy of so many Black trans freedom fighters, and led by and for Black trans people who come out of movement organizing, the Black Trans Fund embodies self-determination in resourcing our community.”

Groundswell is incubating the Black Trans Fund (BTF), directed by Bré Rivera, for the next two years. Bré’s vision for the Black Trans Fund is rooted in her experience as former executive director of an under-resourced grassroots organization and her commitment to supporting abundance within Black trans movements.   

The Black Trans Fund is a groundbreaking endeavor: the first national fund in the country dedicated to uplifting and resourcing Black trans social justice leaders. BTF seeks to address the lack of funding for Black trans communities in the U.S. through direct grantmaking, capacity building support, and funder organizing to transform philanthropy. 

Support the Black Trans Fund by donating today.

Black Trans Fund Advisory Board

Joshua Allen (they/them)
Black Excellence Collective

eli dru (he/they)
Black Trans Media
Black Trans Travel Fund
Transgender Gender-variant
Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)

Xavier MaatRa (he/him/his)
DAB of Consulting

Jai’ Shavers (they/them)

J Mase III (he/him/his)
Black Trans Prayer Book

Aaryn Lang (she/her/hers)
Aaryn Lang Consulting