Astraea’s commitment to movement building brings grantee partners together and creates an interconnected framework to fight for human rights and the needs of the community. These organizations provide critical support to LGBTQI people through direct service, education and leadership-building. Together, Astraea and our grantee partners are transforming individual struggle into a force for widespread change.
Force for Change
General support and multi-year funding from Astraea strategically allows grantees to respond to immediate needs as well as plan for the long term. Programs supported by Astraea are deeply rooted in, and developed by LGBTI communities of color and work to build safe neighborhoods, support community wellness, and organize trans and gender-non-conforming people (TGNC) to advocate for politics affecting their lives.
The Astraea Foundation provides critical funding to artists and arts organizations. We believe that supporting LGBTQI and progressive artists will inspire cultural transformation—a deep form of social change. Most recently, we celebrated the Astraea Lesbian Writer’s Fund’s twenty years with a night of poetry and music in New York City.
One of Astraea’s primary goals is to support those organizing to fight multiple oppressions. LGBTI youth of color are particularly in need of support from a broader, more inter-connected network. A key part of the leadership development that comes with Astraea funding is to break the isolation often felt by the majority of our grantees.