Third Wave Fund

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Third Wave Fund is a feminist, activist fund led by young women of color, queer and trans people under the age of 35. Since our founding in 1996, we have been the largest funder of youth-led grassroots gender justice organizations in the United States. We’ve made over $3.3 million in grants to hundreds of grassroots gender justice organizations.

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For twenty years, Third Wave has been a leader in gender justice, a movement to end patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia and misogyny. We fund groups that recognize gender oppression is linked to classism, racism, ageism and ableism, and that only by ending all forms of oppression will justice be realized.

As a community fund, we partner with donors and activists to ensure that young people have the tools to make lasting change in their communities. Our grantees focus on a variety of interlocking causes including abortion rights, transgender rights, racial equality, women’s and transgender healthcare and sex worker advocacy. Third Wave develops groups from the ground up through funding, training and relationship building with other funders.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1996

Government ID number: 04-3243004

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Phone: 917-387-1262

PO Box 1159, Brooklyn, NY, 11238, US

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