Resourcing the fight for BIPOC gender justice liberation.

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About Us

Third Wave Fund offers grantmaking and donor mobilizing to advance the community power, well-being, and self-determination of young Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) most directly impacted by and best positioned to end gender oppression.

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​Mic Check! is a podcast featuring conversations with young women, intersex, queer, and trans folks of color about what it’s really like on the frontlines and backlines of the fight for gender justice, and how listeners - and funders - can best support grassroots movements.

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