JUSTICE & ADVOCACY COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM FY21 GUIDELINES OVERVIEW
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRCF) Trans Justice Initiative (TJI) will provide financial support to individuals and non-profit entities dedicated to supporting justice & advocacy in the trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary community (TGNCNB). Entities receiving grants should enrich the lives of TGNCNB people through collaboration with public and/or private community organizations as outlined in their Application, following the guidelines in the “Application Process” below. TJI will award one-time grants to individuals and non-profit entities that meet the eligibility requirements set forth below. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, HRCF TJI intends to award at least $24,000 during up to six grant cycles in the following regions -- Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dallas, and Atlanta, with grant amounts of $1,000 per recipient. An additional $6,000 will be available for national applicants not in those spotlight cities. HRCF TJI reserves the right to increase or decrease the pool of grant funding at its sole discretion. Applications for the initial FY 2021 annual grant cycle will be released on a rolling basis.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for a grant, the applicant must: • Be an individual, group, advocate or non-profit organization. • Utilize grant funding for organizational operations, programs, or projects that support advocacy work involving the TGNCNB community; and • submit a copy of a detailed funding/expenditure plan. TJI will consider grants to individuals, groups, advocates, and Non-profit organizations; but not to: • Any organization that discriminates against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, physical handicap, or any other protected class
TERMS OF AWARD: This is a one-time award and all awardees will have registered and participated in at least one Justice & Advocacy Summit in their respective cities.
Award Letter: All applicants will be notified of their award status. HRCF TJI will determine successful applicants in its sole discretion. Each successful grant applicant will receive an Award Letter confirming its selection by HRCF and the Trans Justice Initiative for a grant.
Grant Agreement: Each grant recipient must sign a Grant Agreement before receiving grant funds. The Agreement will include specific terms and conditions related to the award, including a requirement that the Grantee use the funds exclusively to provide, promote, foster, and support the programs and/or initiatives outlined in the Grant Application, which directly benefit the trans, gender nonconforming and nonbinary community residing in your area. No amount of the grant may be used for rent or salary expenses.
Reports: Grantees will be required to submit a final report that includes: • A narrative summary of the activities related to the project or program supported by the grant, to include the number of TGNCNB persons that participated in and/or benefitted from the project/program; • A description of the tools and methods Grantee used to evaluate the success of the project/program in meeting the project/program goals and objectives and the results of such evaluation(s); and • A budget report showing budgeted expenditures for the program indicating how grant funds were spent/used. HRC reserves the right to request and review grant progress anytime.
Please contact the Transgender Justice Initiative's Director of Community Engagement, Tori Cooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.