Third Wave Fund is a community-led activist fund led by women of color, queer, and trans people under the age of 35. We listen to, are shaped by, and fund youth-led and intergenerational groups who are on the cutting-edge of intersectional gender justice work.
I am a former grantee and now board member. It has been incredibly healing for me, to be able to give and support people's activist longings-- which we know supports their very lives-- in ways that I didn't have access to as a young queer person of color.
Third Wave consistently looks for the bodies that are being left out, and works to cast the net deeper. It's not just about giving the most money, but about giving money to those most unseen, and to the work most dismissed, by mainstream philanthropy.