International Trans Fund
Established in 2015, the International Trans Fund (ITF) is a participatory grantmaking fund with a mission to mobilise resources and address funding gaps impacting transgender groups across the globe, and increase the capacity of the transgender rights movement to self-organise and advocate for rights. The ITF has built 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 an emphasis on groups with access to fewer resources. Its focus is to increase financial resources through grantmaking; access to skills building, organisational strengthening and leadership development; access to new donors; and educate other funders and strategic allies on the needs of the transgender communities. It is the first funder for several transgender initiatives in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and MENA.