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Pittsburgh TLGBQ Emergency Rapid Response Fund

Tax deductible
In response to the recent #ALLBLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKTRANSLIVESMATTER movement and lack of emergency resources specific to people identifying as LGBTQIA+, Trans YOUniting  in partnership with True T PGH  are proud to announce the debut of an all-new TLGBQ+ Emergency Rapid Response Funding initiative to aid in countering emerging threats at local and national levels against the hard-fought legal, economic, and cultural advances our communities have made.

These threats undermine our humanity and our worth, and our responsiveness to them is critical.

Over the past four years, the cultural and political landscape has continually shifted, and the threats and needs of LGBTQIA+ community members have evolved alongside. We are committed to making sure this Fund serves as a resource landscape.

Through individual efforts we have been fortunate to raise $5,000.00 to-date with a campaign goal to match funds up to $100,000.00, seeing over $8,000.00 granted to the community monthly. Of this, $50,000 will fund work led by and centering LGBTQIA+ People of Color most directly impacted by the social injustices, and the remaining $50,000 will more specifically fund emergency needs within the Trans community including but not limited to (rent & utility assistance, transportation, food, etc),  social activism and community organizing led by and centering Black & Brown People of Trans Experience.

This Rapid Response Fund ensures that groups responding to emerging developments in their communities have the critical resources that are needed to come together and protect one another in the face of new and renewed threats. Through it, we support projects, individuals, and organizations focused on timely issues that require a quick but significant response.

These quick and timely grants support things like:

- Community organizing efforts in response to incidents of hate and violence, significant policy changes, and other timely events that significantly impact LGBTQIA+ People of Color. 
- Legal support and related services for immigrants and refugees in response to local and federal changes
- Emergency Rent and/or Utilities Bill Assistance. (1 Per 3 Months)
- Emergency Transportation Assistance (Lyft, Uber, Port Authority)
- Organizing, support, and services for activities related to changes in rights and access for trans and gender diverse people at local, state, and federal levels
- Mental health and related services for LGBTQ+ people in crisis
- Public education and organizing efforts in response to opportunities like the 2020 Census and local, state, and federal elections

- Requests from individuals that do not identify as LGBTQIA+ or Gender Non-Conforming. 
- Requests from organizations and/or projects outside of the Pittsburgh region
- National organizations or their local affiliates (except for programs developed at the local level and specific to local needs)
- Requests from Universities/Colleges/Campus Centers/Post-Secondary Academic Institutions
- Academic research
- More than one Rapid Response Fund application per submitted within the last 3 months of receiving a Rapid Response Fund grant
- Film making or post-production
- Endowments
- Fundraising or recognition events
- Capital campaigns
- Reimbursement for expenses related to past activities or past projects


  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Trans YOUniting and True T PGH (2)

Duane Binion
Pittsburgh, PA
Hugh Lane Foundation
Dena Stanley
Team member

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