Third Wave Fund

Feb 25, 2022

Third Wave Fund supports youth-led, intersectional, gender justice activism. They specifically resource grassroots movements that are multi-issue, community-led, and unapologetically queer, trans, intersex, and sex worker-led.

At a time of mounting political attacks against sex workers, Third Wave Fund created the Sex Worker Giving Circle as a space for sex workers to strengthen their relationships, engage in grant-making, and bring their voices and leadership into philanthropy.

To apply for the Third Wave Fund’s Sex Worker Giving Circle Fellowship, which is a bilingual (English/Spanish) grant program, or to make a donation, visit

From the Third Wave Fund’s website:

Third Wave Fund resources and supports youth-led, intersectional gender justice* activism. We build on the brilliance of our communities using responsive and participatory grantmaking so we can sustain our movements and thrive—now and long term.

Our grant-making and donor mobilizing advances the community power, well-being, and self-determination of young Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) most directly impacted by and best positioned to end gender oppression. We specifically resource grassroots movements that are 1) multi-issue, 2) community-led** and 3) unapologetically queer, trans, intersex, and sex worker-led.

*We define gender justice as a movement to end patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, and misogyny. Since gender oppression is tied to capitalism, classism, racism, ageism, and ableism, gender justice can only truly be achieved when all forms of oppression cease to exist.

​**We define “community-led” movements as being led by those who are directly impacted by oppression.

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