Featured Stories about the Global Trans Initiative
Join Us on the Leading Edge of Social Change
Any time we stand with those who are the most marginalized and who are often viewed as being controversial, we agree to take on a certain degree of risk.
Philanthropy Takes A Stand In Social Movements
So, in late 2015, when Jon Stryker’s Arcus Foundation and Jennifer and Peter Buffett’s Novo Foundation announced a $20 million big bet on the Global Trans Initiative, which aims to improve the lives of transgender people worldwide, some might have wondered: is such an audacious goal achievable?
“Big Bets” Help Fuel Social Movements
An NPQ article from 2012 explored the topic of philanthropy and social change, saying, “Social change philanthropy is about organizing and activism.
Foundations Announced They’re Giving $20 Million to Trans Issues. These Stats Show Why.
Visibility of trans folk and their issues is one thing, but financial resources to make real progress? That’s been in short supply. Which is why this is completely awesome.
How the Global Trans Initiative Will Revolutionize LGBTQ Funding
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Yesterday the Arcus Foundation, a leader in social justice philanthropy, announced that in 2016 it would begin making historic investments in issues that affect transgender people – especially inclusion and violence prevention – here in the U.S. and abroad.
Foundations Pledge $20 Million for Trans Rights
Two foundations on Dec. 8 announced they will contribute at least $20 million over the next five years to an initiative that seeks to promote transgender rights around the world.
Grants Roundup: $20 Million for Transgender Issues, $4.2 Million for Senior Care
Chronicle of Philanthropy
A combined $20 million over five years to support a new program focused on improving the lives of transgender people worldwide.
Why These Two Funders Are Linking Up to Advance the Frontiers of Social Inclusion
The Arcus and NoVo Foundations are heading into new terrain on equity and inclusion. With Arcus as the lead funder investing $15 million over the next five years, and NoVo and other partners committing another $5 million, these funders are seeking to bring in from the margins transgender people excluded from many of today’s opportunities, and who face higher rates of violence, unemployment, and homelessness.
$20 Million Global Effort to Aid Transgender Activists and Causes
The Arcus Foundation and NoVo Foundation announced a five-year funding project aimed at supporting trans people in the U.S. and in developing nations.
Unprecedented $20 Million Announced For Transgender Causes
The Arcus Foundation and several other groups said Tuesday they will lead a five-year funding initiative to boost the transgender movement in the U.S. and poorer and developing nations.