Welcoming New Voices: Meet Our Latest GMP Members

The ITF is excited to introduce our 2024 Grant Making Panel (GMP). As a participatory grantmaker, we wholeheartedly embrace the principle of ‘nothing about us without us.’ We firmly believe that decisions regarding funding should be made by those most directly impacted by it. These 8 remarkable trans activists bring a wealth of diverse expertise and hail from various corners of the globe. They will join the existing 8 members of the GMP and are entrusted with the crucial task of evaluating eligible applications and selecting our grantee partners, whose selections are subsequently ratified by the Board. The GMP will start reviewing applications for the 8th grant cycle next week, with decisions expected to be announced in July. Learn more about the GMP here.

GMP Training Session. February 2024

We recognize the importance of having a diverse and representative panel to ensure that the funds we distribute are allocated to those who need it. We believe that having trans activists from all over the world on the GMP will enable us to gain deeper insights into the issues facing trans communities. This year, the GMP includes members from Argentina, Colombia, Eswatini, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, Vietnam, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Slovenia, UK and USA.

Due to the increasing attacks on trans communities, we also have a GMP member who cannot be named for safety and security reasons. We believe their insight and experiences strengthen our grantmaking and participatory process but also this reality underscores the increased oppression facing our communities.

We are excited to work with our new GMP members and look forward to the positive impact their involvement will have on our grantmaking process.