For nearly 20 years, Third Wave has supported revolutionary youth-led activism across the United States. We believe that young leaders are a vital part of the greater feminist movement, especially young women of color, trans* and gender non-conforming youth. Uplifting intersections of gender, race, class, and ability has always been the core of Third Wave’s mission, which is why we have funded social justice efforts focused on reproductive health, gender justice, and the needs of immigrants, people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ communities, and low-income communities for the last decade and a half.
This list of organizations demonstrates the visionary leadership and organizing efforts of young women of color, and trans youth. These organizations demonstrate a resilience, and relentless drive for justice that often goes unrecognized and under-funded. Read on to learn more about our incredible grantees starting in 1997!