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Black Trans Fund

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    Applications are currently closed for maintenance. We will return to open the fund for applications in November for funding in Spring/Summer of 2023

The Black Trans Fund  is the first national fund in the country dedicated to uplifting, resourcing, and building the capacity of Black trans social justice leaders.

It’s about joy and resilience

Launched in 2020, Black Trans Fund (BTF) seeks to change culture by shifting the narrative about Black trans communities towards joy and resilience, and away from violence and despair.

During its inaugural year, the Black Trans Fund awarded $209,000 in grants and paid fiscal sponsor fees for 10 Black trans-led organizations.

In response to the pandemic, BTF partnered with Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund to move an additional $200,000 to 29 Black trans-led organizations.

Meet the Black Trans Fund Advisors

Read Black Trans Fund’s Inaugural 2020 Docket 

 

Our 5-Year Plan

BTF 5 year plan

You can review Black Trans Fund’s five-year plan, and how we plan to change culture through grantmaking, capacity building, and philanthropic organizing. This work will contribute towards significantly shifting the narrative about Black trans communities towards more joy and resilience, and away from violence and despair.

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Black Trans Leadership Visions A Way Forward

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Directed by Bré Rivera, Incubated by Groundswell

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.

Bré’s vision for the Black Trans Fund is rooted in her experience as a former executive director of an under-resourced grassroots organization and her commitment to supporting abundance within Black trans movements.