COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

Borealis Philanthropy, Destination Tomorrow, and Third Wave Fund

U.S. CITIzens and residents
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The COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities has been launched to provide financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This collective of funds will prioritize trans-led organizations across the U.S. with a strong racial justice focus and youth/intergenerational leadership, with particular consideration for those who lack access to national and/or local funding streams.

Benefits

Examples of activities that may be supported by this Fund include, but are not limited to:

  • Mutual aid and care support networks
  • Healing and virtual wellness spaces
  • Online/virtual programming needs 
  • Living stipends for members and/or staff
  • Basic needs assistance including: food, rent support, shelter or utilities
  • Organizing and advocacy

Grant sizes will range up to $10,000; larger grants can be made on a case by case basis. For example, partnerships or coalitions can request up to $20,000. There is no budget cap for applicants. 


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Eligibility

  • Open to all trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Trans-led organization are organizations where the majority of the people in charge of the group identify as trans or gender non-conforming
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Application

Application

  • For applicants who have not applied to a Borealis grant before: use this guide to self-register yourself. Please note: You must enter your organization’s EIN/Tax ID in this format: 00-0000000 (two numbers followed by a dash followed by seven numbers). Once logged in to the portal, the application is available under the “Explore Grant Opportunities” tab
  • The grant application in Salesforce is called “Fund for Trans Generations COVID-19 TGNC Rapid Response Fund”
  • Applicants will receive responses to funding inquiries within two to four weeks
  • If you have questions about the application process, or are a donor interested in contributing to this collective, please contact ftg@borealisphilanthropy.org

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Do you need help?

The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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Requirements

  • Project Budget
  • Organization Budget
  • 501(c)3 determination letter
  • 501(c)3 fiscal sponsorship information, if applicable

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