Gender Justice Fund

Women, girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming people are the targets of systemic oppression based on gender identity and/or gender expression. Gender justice exists when all people—especially women, girls, transgender and gender non-conforming people—are able to identify and express their gender and sexual orientation without fear, discrimination or harm, and have the economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their communities in all areas of their lives.

The 2018 Gender Justice Giving Project members raised money from their friends and family to make $140,000 in grants to 14 grassroots groups that are mobilizing women, girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to make real change.

2018 Gender Justice Fund Grants

The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) supports African and Caribbean immigrants and refugee women who are organizing their communities around ending female genital mutilation. | Website | Facebook

Black and Brown Workers Cooperative organizes Black women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming workers to fight for the economic and social liberation. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Frankie Project at Why Not Prosper runs a series of workshops for formerly incarcerated transgender women that develops their leadership and teaches advocacy skills. | Website | Twitter

Girls Rock Philly promotes gender justice by meeting the creative, social, and emotional needs of girls, trans, and gender non-conforming youth.
| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Her Philly Moves is a platform that promotes visibility and greater inclusion of queer and trans womxn of color by fostering safer spaces and shaping narratives by using art as a tool to promote social change. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The People’s Paper Co-op is a women-led, women-focused project at the Village of Arts and Humanities that uses art and organizing strategies to connect incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women’s stories, dreams, and visions for a more just society. | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund posts bail for residents who cannot afford to pay bail and organizes for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in our city. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Philadelphia Reproductive Health Collaborative at Women’s Medical Fund mobilizes to combat the harmful impact of crisis pregnancy centers. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Project SAFE ensures the health, safety, and survival of people working in Philadelphia’s sex industry by providing education, advocacy, and support. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

The Sappho and LaRoyce Foundation elevates, educates, and empowers lesbian, queer, transgender, bisexual, and womyn of color to heal by providing resources to make healthy decisions for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. | Website

Sisterly L.O.V.E. is a Mazzoni Center program led by trans women that organizes, advocates, and develops community leaders in the movement for transgender justice. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

The Trans Equity Project at Galaei organizes and builds the leadership of trans people and creates a new vision for community health. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Womanist Working Collective is a social action and support collective for Black womyn (both cis & trans), femmes, & gender non-conforming folks that is developing grassroots solutions for pervasive issues that affect their lives. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Women’s Community Revitalization Project is building the leadership of low-income women in order to use their power to ensure that those running for office in the 2019 City Council and mayoral primary elections include affordable housing and development without displacement in their platforms. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

How do I support the Gender Justice Fund? 

Although fundraising for the Gender Justice Fund is now over, you can still support organizing for racial and economic justice by making a donation now.


Email for more information or call 215.731.1007 ext. 206.