Third Wave Fund Mission
Third Wave Fund resources youth-led Gender Justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self determination of communities of color and low-income communities.
About Third Wave Fund
Third Wave Fund is an activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer and trans people under 35 years of age. We work to ensure that young folks are decision-makers at the cutting edge of philanthropy where they are commonly absent.
In philanthropy, young people rarely have a seat at the table, and are rarely consulted when issues directly affect them. As a result, grantmaking processes aren't accessible to youth and funding approaches are often out of sync with the needs of young people.
Young people have unique needs related to reproductive rights, education, healthcare, immigration, employment, and education, and these needs multiply for low-income youth, women of color, intersex, queer and trans youth.
We believe youth are leaders and experts, not in the future, but now, and that youth need to be supported and reflected in philanthropy.