Real Talk: Overcoming Obstacles to Funding Trans Communities

Real Talk: Overcoming Obstacles to Funding Trans Communities

24may2:30 PM4:00 PMReal Talk: Overcoming Obstacles to Funding Trans CommunitiesConcurrent Session2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Event Details

We’ve heard it before: “We can’t fund trans groups because…” This session will walk participants through some of the most commonly-heard reasons why foundations resist funding transgender-led groups, or fail to fund them at greater levels commensurate to the need. While some of these stated reasons are based in interpersonal bias, others are the result of structural racism, patriarchy, ableism, and transphobia that are more difficult to resolve. We’ll interrogate where this resistance comes from, and help each other brainstorm strategies and tools to overcome these obstacles. This is a judgment-free zone to move us all forward in supporting trans organizations and movements. We will talk through concrete examples, but please also bring anything you are struggling with to share and learn. You will be able to share anonymously.



  • Rebecca Fox (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice)
  • Kay Taylor (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
  • Rye Young (Philanthropic Consultant)