Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2017-18 HYPE grant and to all HYPE Unicorns who voted. In 2017, HYPE received 15 applications and awarded $5,000 grants to each of the following 6 organizations:
Transgender Advocates for Justice & Accountability (TAJA’s) Coalition’s mission is to end the genocide of transgender women of color. As an initiative led by transgender women of color, in partnership with community based organizations and local stakeholders, the efforts of TAJA’s Coalition have grown to a multi-prong anti-violence and violence intervention approach that includes media campaigns, education, direct services (including legal clinics and sponsorship of legal fees), leadership development, and participation in state and local legislation.
Somos Familia develops intergenerational leadership to create environments where Latina/o/x LGBTQ youth and their families are supported, nurtured, and celebrated; and to create a safer and more loving world for LGBTQ youth in the Bay Area.
Peacock Rebellion works to stop violence against queer and trans communities of color and to connect their audiences to social justice activists, community organizers, healers, and cultural workers. They do this through arts programs that use comedy and storytelling, as well as clinics that link individual healing and self-defense practices with organizing for collective power and community healing.
enGender works to empower gender expansive youth to practice gender self-determination to live authentically and joyfully within their communities.
APIENC (API Equality - Northern California) works to build LGBTQ+ Asian and Pacific Islander power to amplify their voices and increase the visibility of these communities. Through organizing, they do this by inspiring and training leaders, establishing intergenerational connections, promoting a culturally affirming curriculum, and documenting and disseminating queer and trans API histories.
Horizons Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to mobilizing and increasing resources for the LGBTQ movement and organizations that secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ people. We are proud to recognize Horizons’ support of HYPE and important work in the LGBTQ community with this grant.