Third Wave Fund

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Third Wave Fund is the only activist fund led by and for women of color, Intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US. We ensure young women, queer, and trans youth of color have the tools and resources they need to lead powerful movements, and that they have a seat at the table within philanthropy, including through the Sex Worker Giving Circle.

Join the Sex Worker Giving Circle this Give OUT Day to help us resource queer, trans, and gender non-conforming sex worker communities of color that have consistently shown up for each other before & during the pandemic and uprisings. On Give OUT Day, help us to resource sex worker-led movements to keep rising up and building together, because creating community is a threat to power.

The Sex Worker Giving Circle (SWGC) was launched in the spring of 2018 as the first-ever sex worker-led fund housed at a U.S. foundation. The SWGC was created because sex workers are best positioned to confront and transform the oppressive conditions of our own lives. However, movements led by sex workers and people with experience in the sex trade are critically under-funded despite increasing political attacks. Since 2018, we've moved $1,000,000 to sex workers most impacted by oppression, and we need your support to make another $300,000 in grants in 2020.

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Third Wave Fund


Amherst, MA 01002



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