Alexander Lee

Project Director, Grantmakers United for Trans Communities

Working Group Members

Namita Chad

Senior Program Officer, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Ryan Li Dahlstrom

Program Officer, Fund for Trans Generations, Borealis Philanthropy

Masen Davis

Co-Chair, International Trans Fund

Alexandra DelValle

Director of Programs, Groundswell Fund

Gabriel Foster

Executive Director, Trans Justice Funding Project

Rebecca Fox

Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Kiyomi Fujikawa

Senior Program Associate, Fund for Trans Generations, Borealis Philanthropy

M. Dru Levasseur

Co-Founder and Vice-President, Jim Collins Foundation

Rickke Mananzala

Director of Programs, Borealis Philanthropy

Andrea Marra

Communications Manager, Arcus Foundation

Gunner Scott

Director of Programs, Pride Foundation

Rye Young

Executive Director, Third Wave Fund

Membership Includes:

Kerry Ashforth (Global Equality Fund)
Perry Cohen (Tov Adama Foundation)

Our Values

GUTC is committed to being accountable to these values as it advances its core goals:

  • Accessibility
    We strive to remain accessible to trans people not yet connected to philanthropy or Funders for LGBTQ Issues who want to participate in investing in trans communities. We recognize the unequal power dynamics inherent in philanthropy, and the need to create accessible spaces that allow a diverse range of trans people to participate in philanthropy and organizational leadership.
  • Accountability¬†
    We strive to stay accountable and be responsive to the needs of a diverse trans community in order to improve the lived experiences of trans/GNC people.
  • Creativity
    We strive to create a generative space where we discuss ideas and solutions rather than focusing only on the problems. We seek to learn from past pitfalls in philanthropy and not recreate them.