What is the difference between a group and an individual?
• Groups have at least 2 committed members that meet regularly and work together toward shared trans justice goals.
• Please remember that we do not fund individuals.
• If you are an artist with assistants (as opposed to working collectively), you would not be considered a group.
What kinds of groups are eligible?
*You do not need non-profit status to receive a grant from us*
• Groups with a fiscal sponsor
• Groups that are incorporated in another way (for example, as a business)
• Groups that are not incorporated
What is a group with a fiscal sponsor?
This means that a non-profit organization—your fiscal sponsor—receives donations for you. Usually you pay a fee to your fiscal sponsor in return and have a formal, signed agreement. Your group has its own independent leadership and is in charge of how your donations are spent.
Is a program at a non-profit organization a group?
If you are a program at a non-profit organization, you are not a group. You are a part of that non-profit organization. The non-profit's leadership has the final say over program decisions, staff, and budget. The non-profit's leadership also decides how donations are spent and there is no formal, signed agreement that the non-profit will receive donations separately for the program.
If you are applying from a program at a non-profit organization, your non-profit organization itself must be trans-led and have a budget of under $250,000 to be eligible. Please answer all of the following eligibility questions as they apply to your non-profit organization, not to your program.
We make this important distinction between programs and groups so that we can be sure trans leaders have full decision-making power over how their TJFP grant money is used.