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Author: Broden Giambrone

Invitation to bid for Consultancy Services for the Development of ITF’s Strategic Plan

The Steering Committee of the International Trans Fund (ITF) invites bids from consultants to develop and produce our first Strategic Plan (2020-2025).

Terms of Reference

1. Background

The ITF is a trans activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is fiscally hosted at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

As a participatory grantmaker, our strategic planning process seeks to ensure that the ITF is connected and responsive to the needs of global trans movements.

2. Objectives

The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop a Strategic Plan (2020-2025) to ensure that ITF fulfils its mandate and continues to develop as a robust and sustainable organization.

3. Scope of Work

The consultant will write a Strategic Plan for 2020-2025, outlining ITF’s goals, priorities, and guiding principles for the organization’s work. The Strategic Plan should include high level goals, activities and indicators of progress and should be accompanied by a realistic budget projection in terms of income (including concrete sources of funding) and expenditures.

The scope of work for the consultant will include but not be limited to:

  • Analysis of existing ITF documents (reports, Steering Committee minutes, grant applications and reports to donors, etc.).
  • Consultation with members of ITF’s Steering Committee, Grant Making Panel and staff.
  • Stakeholder consultation with activists and current and former ITF grantee partners.
  • Identifying focus areas, developing strategic objectives and key results through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis.
  • Proposing a strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key results.
  • Developing a Results and Resources Framework for the plan period.
  • Holding a meeting with the ITF Steering Committee to validate the draft Strategic Plan.
  • Finalizing the Strategic Plan.

4. Deliverables

The consultant will deliver:

  • A Strategic Plan including a results, capacity building, and resources framework.  
  • Report on the process including stakeholder consultations.

5. Timeframe

A draft Strategic Plan must be presented to the Steering Committee in September 2019. The final Strategic Plan must be completed by November 2019.

6. Institutional Arrangements

The consultant will report directly to the ITF Director. The ITF Working Group will provide relevant background documents necessary for the assignment and shall be responsible for the coordination of meetings and other activities under the consultancy.

7. Experience

  • At least five years professional experience in strategic planning and management.
  • Knowledge of human rights, especially as they relate to the human rights of trans people.
  • Knowledge of participatory grantmaking is an added advantage.

8. Skills and Competencies

  • High level written and oral communications skills in English or Spanish (the ITF’s two official languages).
  • High capability in translating complex data into written reports.
  • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience and competency working with trans communities and in international contexts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting across cultures and diverse communities with humility, integrity and respect.

9. Additional Considerations

  • Trans people are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants born or who originate from a Global South country are encouraged to apply.

10. Application Process

In order to be considered for this role:

  • Submit a CV/resume, a letter highlighting your relevant qualifications and two references.
  • Attach a short plan for this work, including a proposed timeline and a budget up to a maximum of $30,000 USD. The bid should contain a description of how the development and production of the new Strategic Plan would be carried out, a time plan, estimated number of hours required and cost per hour. Please estimate the time needed for each phase of your proposed consultancy plan.
  • One relevant work sample.

Applications should be emailed to jobs@transfund.org by February 22, 2019.

Call for Applications from Funders to Join ITF’s Steering Committee

The ITF is seeking applications from funders to join the Steering Committee:

  • Would you like to support trans activists around the world?
  • Are you a funder to the trans community with a demonstrated commitment to building trans communities and trans leadership?
  • Are you committed to and invested in the trans movement in your country, your region and or on a global level?
  • Do you have a passion for advancing trans rights and building a sustainable trans community?
  • Are you deemed credible and trustworthy in the eyes of your peers and would you like to make decisions on how resources are allocated in our movements?

Background
Trans groups across the globe remain severely under-resourced and operate with limited or no budgets. The State of Trans Organizing, a survey of 455 trans organizations conducted in 2016 by AJWS (American Jewish World Service), GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality) and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, found that two out of five trans groups had zero external funding and only 40% received foundation funding. Over half (56%) of trans organizations operated on a budget of less than USD$10,000 yearly and over three-quarters (78%) had annual budgets of less than USD$50,000. To address this disparity, a group of international trans activists and donors came together to create the ITF.

The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund that aims to increase the capacity of the trans movement to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing.

The purpose of the fund is to:

  1. Build & Sustain the Fund | Build and sustain a mechanism to support trans-led groups of different sizes working on a range of issues at the international, regional, country and local levels, with a particular emphasis on smaller groups and/or groups with access to fewer resources.
  2. Resource Trans Movements |  Increase resources and enhance access to resources to support trans movements, including:
    • Access to financial resources dedicated to trans-led organizations and groups through grantmaking.
    • Access to non-financial resources for trans organizations, such as skills building, organizational strengthening, leadership development and activist support.
    • Access to other and new donors for trans organizations, beyond the ITF’s direct support.
  3. Educate Philanthropic Community | Educate peers in the philanthropic community on trans issues and influence other funders and strategic allies in trans-related commitments and strategies.

What does “trans” mean to the ITF?

The ITF understands trans as a political term that defines the communities of people that we work with. We use trans to define people whose gender identity or expression differs from their gender assigned at birth. Some of these people identify and present themselves as male or female; others identify with a non-binary gender category. These identities or expressions include trans women, trans men, fa’afafine, leiti, fakafifine, akava’ine, mahu, vakasalewalewa, palopa, Sistergirls, Brotherboys, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, muxhe, omeguid, travesti, two spirit, hijra, bandhu, mangalamukhi, kinnar, thirunangai, thirunambi, khwaja sira, meti, katoey, waria, mak nyah, kua xing nan, trans laki-laki, transpinay, transpinoy, kwaa-sing- bit, and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, and agender people – to name just a few.

As part of the ITF’s commitment to self-determination and decolonizing bodily oppressions, we are permanently committed and open to recognizing gender identities that emerge and that our communities claim within their socio-political contexts. These arise from the ongoing work of resistance and liberation that involves both the remembering and reimagining of gender identities and expressions. The ITF does not privilege any one gender identity or expression over another, including those communities who do not have specific terms to describe who they are.

ITF’s Grantmaking
The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund and we take an activist-led approach that engages trans people in our grantmaking process. This means that trans people are actively involved at every stage, from determining funding priorities to reviewing applications and making decisions about which groups get funded. All eligible applications that are submitted to the ITF are reviewed by our Grant Making Panel.

Role of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of no less than nine members and no more than 13 members. Trans activists constitute at least 75% of the Steering Committee membership and funders no more than 25% of the Steering Committee membership.

The role of the Steering Committee is to provide strategic governance and leadership to the ITF, as well as maintain legal and fiscal responsibility for the Fund’s activities. As laid out in the ITF bylaws, the Steering Committee members have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the ITF meets its fiscal and legal obligations.
  • Adhere to confidentiality, ethics and conflict of interest principles in and outside of the ITF at all times.
  • Take due part in online discussions, email exchanges as well as participating in the regular annual in-person meeting as well as in at least 75% of online meetings.
  • Elect the Co-chairs of the ITF Steering Committee, as well as a Treasurer from among the activist members of the SC.
  • Develop the ITF strategically.
  • Approve the annual budget and annual report of the ITF.
  • Appoint new SC members.
  • Represent the ITF towards third parties.
  • Support the Secretariat in fundraising for the ITF.
  • Appoint members for the GMP.
  • Ratify the grant docket as approved by the GMP.
  • Determine the ITF’s grantmaking priorities in consultation with the GMP.
  • Responsible for hiring the Executive Director, in partnership with the Fund’s Host. In the absence of an Executive Director, the SC is responsible for the hiring and management of staff or it can delegate this responsibility to the most senior staff member.
  • Make decisions on any item not delegated to any other body or staff of the ITF.

Time Commitment
In order to fulfill this position, Steering Committee members must be able to commit to the following:

  • Participate in 3-5 online meetings each year.
  • Attend and actively participate at in-person meeting (5 days) each year.
  • Review materials, participate in discussions and make timely decisions.

Qualification of funder candidates

Candidates need to:

  • Have 3-5 years of direct experience in grantmaking to trans groups.  
  • Be well-connected to the funder community.
  • Have a strong commitment to help the ITF connect with potential funders.
  • Be able to communicate and write in at least one of the ITF’s working languages (English or Spanish).
  • Be able and willing to work in a diverse environment that includes activists and funders.
  • Have a strong commitment to fulfil tasks and deadlines.

Timeframe
Steering Committee members will be appointed for a three-year term. Once the term is over an individual can re-apply once for a second term.

Compensation
Steering Committee members will receive a remuneration of USD$1000 each year of their term. Members also receive travel expenses, including per diem, to attend ITF meetings.

Apply

To apply, please send a two to three-page letter that includes the following information:

    1. What role do you hope to play on the Steering Committee.
    2. How you have worked with trans communities in your current and previous positions.
    3. Your experience advocating for trans communities within your own and other foundations.
    4. How do you identify (please include SOGI, race, gender, and country).
    5. Two references.

Please send the letter to info@transfund.org by Feb 15, 2019.

Call for Applications from Trans Activists to Join ITF’s Steering Committee

The ITF is seeking applications from committed trans activists to join the Steering Committee:

  • Would you like to support trans activists around the world?
  • Are you a trans activist with a track record of working beyond your country or region?
  • Are you committed to and invested in the trans movement in your country, your region and or on a global level?
  • Do you have a passion for advancing trans rights and building a sustainable trans community?
  • Are you deemed credible and trustworthy in the eyes of your peers and would you like to make decisions on how resources are allocated in our movements?

Background
Trans groups across the globe remain severely under-resourced and operate with limited or no budgets. The State of Trans Organizing, a survey of 455 trans organizations conducted in 2016 by AJWS (American Jewish World Service), GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality) and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, found that two out of five trans groups had zero external funding and only 40% received foundation funding. Over half (56%) of trans organizations operated on a budget of less than USD$10,000 yearly and over three-quarters (78%) had annual budgets of less than USD$50,000. To address this disparity, a group of international trans activists and donors came together to create the ITF.

The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund that aims to increase the capacity of the trans movement to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing.

The purpose of the fund is to:

  1. Build & Sustain the Fund | Build and sustain a mechanism to support trans-led groups of different sizes working on a range of issues at the international, regional, country and local levels, with a particular emphasis on groups with access to fewer resources.
  2. Resource Trans Movements |  Increase resources and enhance access to resources to support trans movements, including:
    • Access to financial resources dedicated to trans-led organizations and groups through grantmaking.
    • Access to non-financial resources for trans organizations, such as skills building, organizational strengthening, leadership development and activist support.
    • Access to other and new donors for trans organizations, beyond the ITF’s direct support.
  3. Educate Philanthropic Community | Educate peers in the philanthropic community on trans issues and influence other funders and strategic allies in trans-related commitments and strategies.

What does “trans” mean to the ITF?
The ITF understands trans as a political term that defines the communities of people that we work with. We use trans to define people whose gender identity or expression differs from their gender assigned at birth. Some of these people identify and present themselves as male or female; others identify with a non-binary gender category. These identities or expressions include trans women, trans men, fa’afafine, leiti, fakafifine, akava’ine, mahu, vakasalewalewa, palopa, Sistergirls, Brotherboys, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, muxhe, omeguid, travesti, two spirit, hijra, bandhu, mangalamukhi, kinnar, thirunangai, thirunambi, khwaja sira, meti, katoey, waria, mak nyah, kua xing nan, trans laki-laki, transpinay, transpinoy, kwaa-sing- bit, and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, and agender people – to name just a few.

As part of the ITF’s commitment to self-determination and decolonizing bodily oppressions, we are permanently committed and open to recognizing gender identities that emerge and that our communities claim within their socio-political contexts. These arise from the ongoing work of resistance and liberation that involves both the remembering and reimagining of gender identities and expressions. The ITF does not privilege any one gender identity or expression over another, including those communities who do not have specific terms to describe who they are.

ITF’s Grantmaking

The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund and we take an activist-led approach that engages trans people in our grantmaking process. This means that trans people are actively involved at every stage, from determining funding priorities to reviewing applications and making decisions about which groups get funded. All eligible applications that are submitted to the ITF are reviewed by our Grant Making Panel.

Role of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of no less than nine members and no more than 13 members. Trans activists should constitute at least 75% of the Steering Committee membership and funders no more than 25% of the Steering Committee membership.

The role of the Steering Committee is to provide strategic governance and leadership to the ITF, as well as maintain legal and fiscal responsibility for the Fund’s activities. As laid out in the ITF bylaws, the Steering Committee members have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the ITF meets its fiscal and legal obligations.
  • Adhere to confidentiality, ethics and conflict of interest principles in and outside of the ITF at all times.
  • Take due part in online discussions, email exchanges as well as participating in the regular annual in-person meeting as well as in at least 75% of online meetings.
  • Elect the Co-chairs of the ITF Steering Committee, as well as a Treasurer from among the activist members of the SC.
  • Develop the ITF strategically.
  • Approve the annual budget and annual report of the ITF.
  • Appoint new SC members.
  • Represent the ITF towards third parties.
  • Support the Secretariat in fundraising for the ITF.
  • Appoint members for the GMP.
  • Ratify the grant docket as approved by the GMP.
  • Determine the ITF’s grantmaking priorities in consultation with the GMP.
  • Make decisions on any item not delegated to any other body or staff of the ITF.

Time Commitment
In order to fulfill this position, Steering Committee members must be able to commit to the following:

  • Participate in 3-5 online meetings each year.
  • Attend and actively participate at in-person meeting (5 days) each year.
  • Review materials, participate in discussions and make timely decisions.

Qualification of activist candidates
Candidates need to:

  • Have at least 5 years of direct involvement with trans activism at the regional and/or international level.
  • Be recognized by other trans activists in their region as a trans community activist.
  • Be able to communicate and write in at least one of the ITF’s working languages (English or Spanish).
  • Be able and willing to work in a diverse environment that includes activists and donors.
  • Hold a passport allowing them to travel internationally to attend Steering Committee meetings.
  • Have a strong commitment to fulfill tasks and deadlines.

Timeframe
Steering Committee members will be appointed for a three-year term. Once the term is over an individual can re-apply once for a second term.

Compensation
Steering Committee members will receive a remuneration of USD$1000 each year of their term. Members also receive travel expenses, including per diem, to attend ITF meetings.

Apply

To apply, please send a 2-3 page letter that includes the following information:

  1. Your history working in trans activism.
  2. Your motivation for joining the Steering Committee.
  3. Any boards or leadership positions you have held.
  4. Your experience in contributing to strategic thinking and development processes.
  5. Other social movements you engage with and why.
  6. How you identify (please include SOGI, race, gender, and country).
  7. Two references.

Please send your letter to info@transfund.org by Feb 15, 2019.

The ITF is Hiring a Capacity Building Officer

Organizational Description

The ITF is a trans activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is hosted at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Due to the chronic and long-term underfunding of the trans movement, many trans groups lack capacity within their organizations. A survey of 455 trans organizations conducted in 2016 by AJWS (American Jewish World Service), GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality) and Astraea found that capacity-building needs of trans groups were highest in the area of organizational development, including fundraising and grant writing, budgeting and financial management, monitoring and evaluation and developing effective programs and services. There is an urgent need to provide these groups with non-financial resources in the form of capacity-building to ensure long-term impact and support the development of strong, trans-led movements.

Position Description

The ITF seeks a committed, collaborative and organized person to join our team as a Capacity Building Officer. This is a full-time, remote position. The Capacity Building Officer will be tasked with supporting the development of ITF’s capacity-building strategy and will work directly with grantee partners and the broader trans movement on capacity-building initiatives. This position reports to the Director and will work closely with the Program Officer.

We seek someone who can be creative with how to best provide capacity-building for trans-led organizations around the world. The position requires the ability to:

  • Assess what common needs are and provide both broad and tailored approaches to capacity-building.
  • Understand the many capacity needs that may exist, including security, infrastructure strengthening, leadership burnout, etc.
  • Work across multiple cultures, communities and languages.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of this position

  • Provision of capacity-building to ITF grantee partners through direct support (e.g. through approaches such as peer exchanges, webinars, mentorship programs, advice on organizational development and strategic thinking, etc.).
  • Design and deliver targeted webinars to ITF grantee partners (e.g. strategy development, financial management, resource mobilization and organization and member safety and security).
  • Develop and deliver a proposal review service for trans-led groups in order to build groups’ organizational development and grantwriting skills.
  • Support the development of resources to enable groups to apply for ITF funding, targeting groups in the Global South.
  • Support the Program Officer to deliver interactive funding webinars.
  • Establish relationships and strategy with trans networks in the Global South in order to build the capacity of local trans-led groups.
  • Work with Strategic Planning consultant to further develop ITF’s capacity-building strategy.

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of work experience related to capacity-building actions with concrete involvement in the design/delivery of capacity-building activities.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing global trans movements.
  • Excellent presentation skills and significant experience with training delivery.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Should be able to organize and prioritize own work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Intermediate to expert level experience in computer applications like MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access) and must be internet/web savvy.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English. Competence in Spanish is a strong asset.

Additional Considerations

  • This is a remote position and candidates can be based in any part of the world. US work authorization is not required. The ITF is not able to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Trans people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants born or who originate from a Global South country are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000 USD/year commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@transfund.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format by Feb 1, 2019. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

ITF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, collaborative and sustainable work environment. For more information visit www.transfund.org.

ITF Welcomes New Program Intern

The ITF is delighted to announce the appointment of Bianca Cordero as Program Intern. Bianca is a trans woman of color born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, NY in a Dominican household. She has worked as a Peer Educator at Harlem United, reaching out to the community and informing them about HIV awareness and prevention. Bianca has traveled to Washington DC to speak with congress and senators about issues within the trans community and marched in the Trans Day of Action 2018. When not working, Bianca takes part in the underground ballroom scene culture as a member of the legendary Haus Of Chanel and participates in a category called Runway. She also loves writing poetry and baking.

As Program Intern, Bianca will be supporting the ITF’s third grant cycle. We are thrilled to welcome Bianca to our team!

Bianca can be reached at itfintern@transfund.org

5 Tips for Writing a Competitive Grant Application

The ITF is accepting grant applications from trans-led groups with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is December 1, at 5pm (ET/New York time).

We know that writing applications can be a challenging process so we have put together Application Guidelines (which are available in English, Spanish, French, Russian and simplified Chinese) to help you write a strong and competitive application.

If you are still not sure how to get started, here are 5 tips for writing a competitive application:

  1. Be clear and concise. We follow a strict page limit as this helps us fairly evaluate applications. Applications must not exceed eight pages. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt. Please note that to be fair, we will not review materials after eight pages. Additional materials (reports, strategic plans, etc.) will not be reviewed.
  2. Follow the 3-3-2 formula. Due to the strict page limit, you need to be strategic with how you use space. We suggest that you allocate up to three pages to PART 1: Organizational Background, three pages to PART 2: Funding Request and two pages to PART 3: Financial Information. Do not forget to provide referees in PART 4.
  3. Remember your reviewer. Your application will be reviewed by ITF’s Grant Making Panel (GMP), who are trans activists from different parts of the world. This means you should write to your peers, but know they may be peers who know very little about your working context. Trans activists know the importance of your work, just remember to describe its specifics.
  4. Make your application stand out. Be clear about what your group will do with the funding and make sure you tell us what impact it will have on your community and the trans movement. The competition for funding is very high and you need to make a case for why your work is important to trans movement building in your region.
  5. Be realistic. You are the experts of what needs to be done in your context so tell us what your group wants to do and not what you think we want to hear. The best applications are ambitious but realistic. This also includes the budget – ask for the funding that your group needs to do the work.

Find more tips here.

If you are unable to write an application, we also accept video applications. The video should be a maximum of 10 minutes and answer all the questions in the application form. If you’re interested, you can find more information when you scroll to the bottom of this page.

 

欢迎申请第三轮ITF基金资助

国际跨性别基金ITF的第三轮资金资助正在开放申请中。我们衷心期待世界各区域年度预算低于15万美元且由跨性别领导的组织提交申请。本次申请的截止日期为2018年12月1日下午5点(美国东部时间/纽约时间)。

如何申请

在您准备和申请本项资助时,需要了解以下内容:

  • ITF可以开放灵活地为不同形式的组织提供资金。组织形式可以是一个集体、支持小组、正式组织、网络、项目等等。不过要符合申请条件,您的组织必须是由跨性别领导的。
  • 您的组织无需正式注册。
  • 我们更倾向于提供核心/一般性资金补助。我们相信各组织理解自身的真实需求。如果想要申请项目资金,您可以在申请的资金需求部分中特别注明。
  • 我们只能提供一年的资助款项。大部分资助将在1万美元到3万美元之间。在特殊情况下,ITF可以考虑不超过5万美元的补助。高于5万美元或低于五千美元的申请将不会被接受。
    申请语言可以使用英文、法文、俄文、简体中文和西班牙文。
  • 所有组织必须将ITF申请表填写完整(点击这里)。
  • 为了更好地为各类社群提供申请渠道,ITF欢迎您以视频方式提交申请。视频申请将仅适用于无法使用我们规定的语种完成申请文件的文稿撰写但仍可通过这些语言之一以口头方式完成申请的组织  。
  • 本资金的竞争颇为激烈。在过去的两轮拨款周期中,我们仅能为约11%的参与申请并符合条件的团体提供资金。如果曾提交过申请但未成功,欢迎您再次申请。我们强烈建议您阅读本应用指南(点击这里)。
  • 如需更多信息,请访问www.transfund.org 或联系info@transfund.org。

Подайте заявку на грант в рамках 3-го грантового цикла МТФ

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Процесс подачи заявки

Если вы планируете подать на грант, пожалуйста, ознакомьтесь со следующей информацией:

  • МТФ имеет гибкую политику, и мы готовы финансировать различные формы самоорганизации. Мы принимаем заявки от коллективов, групп поддержки, зарегистрированных организаций, сетей, проектов и т. д. Однако для того, чтобы ваша заявка была рассмотрена, вашей группой должны руководить транс-люди (определение вы найдёте в Инструкции по заполнению заявок).
  • Ваша группа необязательно должна иметь официальную регистрацию.
  • МТФ отдаёт предпочтение грантам на общие/произвольные расходы. Мы доверяем инициативным группам, т. к. никто лучше вас самих не может знать, что вам нужно. Если вы всё же хотите подать на финансирование проекта, то также можете указать это в заявке.
  • Мы предоставляем гранты лишь на один год. В большинстве случаев сумма гранта будет составлять от 10 до 30 тыс. долл. Гранты до 50 тысяч могут быть одобрены лишь в исключительных обстоятельствах. Мы не принимаем грантовые заявки на сумму более 50 тысяч или меньше 5 тысяч долларов.
  • Мы принимаем заявки на английском, испанском, китайском (упрощённом), русском, и французском языках.
  • Все группы должны заполнить форму заявки (которую вы найдёте здесь).
  • С целью повышения доступности процесса подачи заявки для различных групп, мы принимаем видео-заявки. Эта опция предназначена лишь для организаций, которые не имеют возможности подать заявку в письменном виде, но могут сделать это в устном виде на одном из пяти языков (подробнее в Инструкции).
  • Отбор заявок связан с высокой конкуренцией. За прошлые два грантовых цикла мы имели возможность предоставить финансирование лишь 11% групп, соответствующим базовым критериям. Если вы безуспешно подавали заявки в прошлые годы, призываем вас попытаться ещё раз в этом году. Пожалуйста, внимательно прочтите Инструкцию по заполнению заявок (здесь).
  • Вы найдёте более подробную информацию на сайте transfund.org. Вы можете также связаться с нами по адресу info@transfund.org.

Apply to ITF’s Third Grant Cycle

The ITF is accepting applications to our third grant cycle. We warmly welcome applications from trans-led groups with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2018 at 5pm (ET/New York time).

Applying for a Grant
If you are thinking about applying for a grant, here is what you need to know:

  • The ITF is flexible and open to funding different forms of organizing. You can be organized as a collective, support group, formal organization, network, project, etc. However, in order to be eligible, your group must be trans-led (a definition is available here).
  • Your group does not need to be registered.
  • We prefer to make core/general support grants. We trust groups to know what they need. If your group would like to apply for project funding, you can specify this as part of your funding request.
  • We are only able to make one-year grants. Most grants will range between $10,000 and $30,000. Grants up to $50,000 may be considered in special circumstances. We do not accept applications for funding of more than $50,000 or less than $5,000.
  • We accept applications for funding in English, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.
  • All groups must complete the ITF’s application form (available here).
  • In order to promote accessibility for all groups, the ITF welcomes video applications. This is limited to organizations that do not have the capacity to write an application but are better able to provide a spoken application in one of our languages (learn more at the bottom of this page).
  • This is a highly competitive process. If you applied in the past but were unsuccessful, you may apply again. We strongly encourage you to read the Application Guidelines (here). We are also hosting webinars in several regions, learn more on our website.
  • You can find more information at www.transfund.org or contact info@transfund.org.
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