Astraea is often among the first—if not the first—funder of innovative, emerging LGBTQI organizations and activists who are fueling powerful grassroots movements across the globe.
Our grantmaking prioritizes support for those sectors of our movement that have the least access to financial resources but are best placed to make change, including groups led by and for trans and gender non- conforming folks, intersex people, lesbians and queer women, people of color, youth, and activists in rural or other geographic areas where isolation and safety issues present barriers to visibility and community organizing.
Our expertise lies in finding hard-to-reach groups and supporting them in their fight for equality and justice in their local contexts. We support both nascent and emerging groups that have tremendous potential to make social change but struggle to access mainstream funding resources, as well as established organizations taking their impact to the next level.
Because the organizations we support are deeply connected to their communities and constituencies, we trust them to set their own priorities. We provide flexible, core support grants so they can pursue their own visions. And because social change doesn’t happen overnight, we commit to long-term partnerships, funding groups for 5-10 years and beyond. Please click here to Apply for a Grant.