THIRD WAVE FUND
Third Wave Fund is the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US.
We ensure young women, queer, and trans youth of color have the tools and resources they need to lead powerful movements, and that they have a seat at the table within philanthropy.
Third Wave supports gender justice groups from the ground up with rapid response grants, long-term funding for emerging groups, and capacity building.
Third Wave Fund is super excited to participate in Give OUT Day on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. For 24 hours, we’ll raise funds online to build power for grassroots LGBTQ people of color-led organizations. You can plug in your coins before Thursday, April 19th on our Give OUT day fundraising page at bit.ly/giveoutcoins.
April 13-15, 2018
CLPP is an annual reproductive and social justice conference for students and community activists. Third Wave Program Staff Joy Messinger and mai cortez doan will be co-leading a workshop on demystifying philanthropy and fundraising from foundations. Registration for #CLPP2018 is open and is sliding scale from $0-$300!
APRIL 17, 2018
This Tax Day, we chatted with donor organizer and Resource Generation member Holly Fetter to learn more about how people with wealth need to take risks on emerging organizations and movements, and align their giving with their values. Read on!
APRIL 3, 2018
Third Wave Fund is proud to announce the launch of a Sex Worker-Led Giving Circle -- the first fund led by current and former sex workers in the US! This will be a multiracial and cross-class giving circle organized by sex workers and people with experience in the sex trade that centers the leadership of people of color and working class people. We are currently accepting applications for Giving Circle Fellows; deadline is April 15th!
JANUARY 23, 2017
Meet our first grantees of the new year who are receiving our rapid-response Mobilize Power Fund and Flush Transphobia Fund grants.