The International Trans Fund (ITF) is currently accepting applications for the fourth grant cycle. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe.

The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund and they take an activist-led approach that engages trans people in the grantmaking process. This means that trans people are actively involved at every stage, from determining funding priorities to reviewing applications and making decisions about which organizations get funded. ITF wants to ensure widespread trans community participation as well as foster trans leadership and collective ownership of funding decisions.


The ITF’s priorities in this funding cycle are to:

  • Fund a diversity of groups, including different regions, languages, gender identities, strategies and issues.
  • Prioritize trans communities facing greater levels of marginalization (e.g. racism, classism, ageism, ableism, misogyny and so on).
  • Support trans-led organizations whose work is intersectional and contributes to social justice, movement building, and the liberation of trans people.

Most grants will range between $10,000 and $30,000. Grants up to $50,000 may be considered in special circumstances. ITF does not accept applications for funding of more than $50,000 or less than $5,000.


  • ITF encourages organizations to submit applications from any region in the world and they accept applications for funding in English, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.
  • Organizations may only submit one application. If an organization submits more than one application, both may be found to be ineligible.
  • To be eligible for funding organizations must meet the following criteria:
    • Be trans-led:
      • Trans people must be in decision-making roles, including setting the organization’s strategic and financial priorities, and make up 75% of the staff, spokespeople, and Board or decision-making body.
      • If this is not the case, organizations must demonstrate how trans people make budget, organizational and strategic decisions.
    • Have an operating budget under $150,000 USD.
    • Be a group of people (i.e. not an individual).
    • Main focus of work is to benefit the trans community.
    • Contribute to movement building, not just providing direct services.
How to Apply

Download these documents and see the details:

Application Guidelines
Application Form