COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

Borealis Philanthropy

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Intersex & Transgender Rights LGBTQI Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE:  The application will be open as long as funds are available. 

COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations, Destination Tomorrow’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund, and Third Wave Fund have launched the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities to get financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

We adhere to the Trans Justice Funding Project definition of trans-led, which holds that the majority of the people in charge of the group identify as trans or gender non-conforming.

The collective has created a common application for potential grantees so that they can submit one application to one place for review. Funders will review applications on a weekly basis and collectively decide how to resource prospective grantees.

If you have already applied to FTG’s Rapid Response Fund, Third Wave Fund’s Mobilize Power Fund, or the TRANScend Community Impact Fund, your application will be shared across these funding partners.

Some examples of activities that may be supported by this collective’s grantmaking 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.
  • Survival needs i.e. food, rent support, shelter, utilities.
  • Organizing and advocacy.

Grant sizes will range based on requests for funding. There is no minimum or maximum organizational budget criteria. Grant 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Priority will be given to trans-led organizations with a racial justice focus.
    • We encourage requests by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).