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ITF’s 8th Grant Cycle

Deadline: January 31, 2024, at 5 pm (ET/New York time).

We are excited to announce the commencement of our 8th grant cycle! We are undergoing a transformative shift in our grants management approach. For the first time, organizations applying for funding will use our new grants portal. This change is a significant step in enhancing the applicant experience, eliminating barriers, and streamlining our grantmaking process.

We invite trans-led organizations that are interested in applying for a grant to create a profile here.

Once you have a profile, you can access the grant application for our SEED & THRIVE Grants.

We accept written and video applications in English, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

Grant Types:

The ITF has two grant types:

  • SEED Grant (1-year):
    • General support and/or project grant.
    • For organizations not previously funded by the ITF.
    • Grant amounts: $10,000 to $25,000 USD/year.
  • THRIVE Grant (1-year):
    • General support grant.
    • Exclusively for trans-led organizations previously funded by ITF in good standing.
    • Grant amounts: $25,000 to $50,000 USD/year.

Please note in the grants portal you can only apply one time and for one grant type. Once you start an application you cannot switch to another grant type (e.g. from THRIVE to SEED). We strongly encourage you to read the Application Guidelines before you begin.

Application Guidelines

The 2024 Application Guidelines are available in 5 languages:

If you need assistance with our new grants portal, you can download this resource:

If you experience any issues in the registration or application process, do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your innovative applications and to continue supporting trans-led initiatives globally.

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