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National Fund For Trans Girls Of Color

By Charlotte Robinson, November 14, 2021

With Transgender Awareness Week kicking off November 13th to 19th Grantmakers For Girls of Color & the Black Trans Fund created by Groundswell Fund have launched the Holding A Sister Initiative the first-ever national fund explicitly dedicated to trans girls & gender-expansive youth of color. The initiative will award $1 million in grants in the first year & will ultimately engage trans girls & gender-expansive youth of color in the decision-making process for selecting grantees on an ongoing basis. Dr. Monique W. Morris, President & CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color stated, "History has shown that trans girls of color are catalysts for health equity as well as racial & social justice. They deserve to be heard, to have joy, to be safe & free & to grow up healthy & thrive without fear. It is our duty to love, support & resource the youngest of those who are most overlooked & have the least support." Bré Rivera, Program Director of the Black Trans Fund concluded, "The reality is transgender & gender-expansive youth of color require more attention & resources to interrupt the staggering intersections of trauma & crises they experience. The Holding a Sister Initiative will shine a light on a community that is often excluded in the national discourse of gender equity & create a container for important conversations between & among cis & trans girls & gender expansive youth of color about how to move in deeper solidarity with one another." The Holding a Sister Initiative will be led by a manager who will steward culture change through grantmaking, capacity building, narrative shifting & philanthropic organizing. The position is currently open for applicants. For More Info…

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