Our fundraising campaign for our first grantmaking cycle closes on Thursday, 8/9. A generous donor will DOUBLE MATCH any online donation up to $5,000 received through 8/9, tripling the impact of every gift. Now's the time to give (or give again)!

We invite you to join us in the first sex worker-led grantmaking project in the history of the US!

We believe sex workers should make decisions about our own lives and livelihoods and reject those institutions who do anything about us without us.

We formed the Sex Worker Giving Circle housed at Third Wave Fund earlier this year to expand resources for our movement building work and to assert ourselves into philanthropy as a force to be reckoned with and included.

Our goal is to make at least $200,000 in grants by this fall and we need your help to meet and exceed that goal. We’re in the final stretch and we know that community backing is the only way we can sustain this effort and support the type of work that is hardest to find funding for, but which our people most need.

We will be making grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to support work led by and for current and former sex workers who are most impacted by oppression and who have had the least access to funding.

We invite you to join us in this historic effort to create a reality in which sex workers are trusted, respected, and resourced for our most basic needs and rights as people.

For a movement which has been so historically under-resourced, every single dollar counts.

Here are three ways you can join us:

  1. Make a monthly or one-time donation to directly support our grantmaking. Gave already? Consider leveling up from a one-time gift to a monthly donation, or add a little something extra on top!

  2. Get your friends, colleagues, lovers, or family members involved by becoming a fundraiser for this campaign. Click on the button that says “Start a Fundraiser” on the upper right. If you need assistance, just email Nicole Myles, External Relations Associate, at nicole@thirdwavefund.org and she’ll get you all set up!

  3. Become a social media amplifier! Share this campaign on your social media platforms. Every share helps spread the word, and the most successful shares include a personal statement about why you supported this project.

If you want to go even deeper with your support, email swgivingcircle@thirdwavefund.org to learn how.

To learn more about the Sex Worker Giving Circle, check out our website at http://thirdwavefund.org/sex-workers-giving-circle.html.

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