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
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 215.731.1007 ext. 206.