The Microgrants Program and Inside Advocacy Program are paused until further notice, as we are unable to distribute microgrants at this time. Trans Lifeline is experiencing a period of financial uncertainty that has forced us to reduce the size and scope of our organization and temporarily pause some of our direct service programs. We are very hopeful that we will be able to resume distributing microgrants once we’ve had the chance to reassess the financial stability of the organization. You can read more about the circumstances that led to this decision here. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Name Change Microgrants
Open from the 1st-14th of every month
Approximate Name Change Microgrant processing time (upon selection)
Trans Migrant Partnership Program
Our Trans Migrant Partnership Program partners with organizations that provide direct services to trans migrants. In 2021, we distributed $41,000 to the following organizations to disburse $1,000 in microgrants directly to trans migrants to support immigration costs, including updating names and/or gender markers on identifying immigration documents and legal fees during immigration and asylum processes:
In 2023, we will continue building partnerships with organizations offering direct services to disburse $75,000 ($1,000 grants to 75 people) directly to trans migrants. This opportunity is not open to the public.
Until We’re All Free: Holiday Commissary Fundraiser
Since 2017, Microgrants has organized this grassroots fundraiser to raise money for our incarcerated trans siblings during the winter holiday season. All funds raised by the Until We’re All Free campaign are directly distributed on Christmas day by our partner organizations, who offer direct support on the ground to incarcerated trans folks in their communities. When we provide material support for folks who are incarcerated in prison or juvenile detention, they are able to reclaim their dignity and autonomy through access to food, care items, gender-affirming clothing, and phone calls, among other necessary items.