The Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice supports lesbian, trans*, intersex, and LGBTQI groups that promote racial, economic and gender justice and that work to mobilize LGBTQI communities to challenge oppression and claim their rights. To that end, the foundation provides flexible general support to groups in the United States, primarily led by LGBTQI people of color, as well as groups around the globe. Because social change takes time, Astraea aims to build long-term partnerships with organizations.
The foundation is accepting Letters of Intent through its International Fund, which supports groups working to advance progressive social change, address oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advance racial, economic and gender justice. Grants will range between $5,000 and $30,000 a year.
To be eligible, applicants must be based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East; be led by LGBTQI individuals; be working toward long-term social change on issues affecting LGBTQI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted, or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation; be a governmental organization, nonprofit organization, or the equivalent, with an organizational budget of $500,000 or less; and have been active for at least a year at the time of proposal submission.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 31, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the Astraea Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.