New $1.5M fund aims to give trans organizations a boost and spur additional capital to an under-resourced sector

“With this new trans fund, it’s such a moment because I think it will set an example for other private and family foundations to step up to the plate,” says Tyler Boyce, executive director of the Enchanté Network.

Why It Matters

Trans communities are facing increasing hate and have few options for institutional funding. A new $1.5 million fund aims to give trans-serving organizations a much-needed injection of capital and catalyze additional philanthropic investment in this sector.

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Content warning: This story mentions violence against trans and queer people, as well as suicide.

Like many community workers who have had to fight hard for funding, Jacob Barry knows their organization’s fundraising figures down to the last dollar. 

The amount, for instance, they’ve managed to raise through raffles, auctions and crowdfunding over the last three years: $22,432. 

The number of gender-affirming garments they’ve been able to provide to com

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