April 2, 2024

Our 2023 Year in Review

As we confront a new year with ongoing struggles for gender justice and liberation, we continue to bear witness to our revolutionary grantees who are constantly creating a world in which queer, trans, intersex, and sex-working communities are already winning. Today, we are reflecting on the accomplishments of our grantee partners in 2023 and the milestones we have collectively reached at Third Wave along the way. We are excited to share with you our 2023 Year in Review!

In We Presume Our Power: Third Wave’s 2023 Year in Review, you’ll learn about our grantmaking highlights, financial breakdowns, and meaningful moments from 2023. You’ll also hear from our former Co-Directors, Ana Conner and Kiyomi Fujikawa, as we reflect on their legacy, and from our new leaders, MARS. Marshall and Morgan (Mo) Willis, as we celebrate them and their decision to embark on a new journey with Third Wave.

Read on to meet the 97 gender justice organizations we moved a record-breaking $3 million to in 2023.

Our 2023 Grantees 


Autistic People of Color Fund, Best Practices Policy Project, COVID Cautious Cookout, Dissenters, Fandom Forward, The Feminist Front, Fireweed Collective, Just Practice Collaborative, Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) & Partners, Palestinian Feminist Collective, Strategies for High Impact - Network for Long COVID Justice, The Black Trans Prayer Book & Liberation Medicine School, and Zepp Wellness Center.


400+1, Anonymous, Can’t Stop Change, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, DAWN, Color N Raw, Fannie Lou Hamer Center for Change, Fanm Saj, Game Changing Men, HEARDI Am Human Foundation, In Defense of Black Lives Atlanta, inTRANSitive, Louisiana Trans Advocates, Love Me Unlimited 4 LifeThe McKenzie Project, Inc, Najma Johnson, National Survivors Union, Organización Latina Trans in Texas (OLTT), Palmetto State Abortion Fund, QueerRVA, Queerify South Carolina & Youth Activism Project, Reproductive Justice Action Collective (ReJAC), Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston, Seed Theater, Southeastern Transgender Resource Center, Tallahassee Community Action Committee, TAKE (Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering) Resource Center, Transgender Education Network of Texas, Unspoken Treasure Society,We Are Family, and WeCareTN.

West Coast/Pacific

Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, Campesina Womb Justice & Pacific Birth Collective, The CID Collective,Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade, Deaf Queer Resource Center, DecrimSexWorkCA, The Disability Project at Transgender Law Center, Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, Majdal Center, National TPS Youth in Los Angeles, NativeWomanshare, Portland Sex Worker Resource Project, Somos Familia, SWOP LA, Tapped Out Coalition, and Tranzzlation.


Generation Patient, Liberation Library, Lifeline Aid Group & Mutual Aid Overland, MO Ho Justice, New Roots Urban Farm, Masjid al-Rabia, Pushing Envelopes Chicago, Sky Cubacub, Street Youth Rise Up, Support Ho(s)e Collective, St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH), and Transformations.

U.S. Territories

André Pó Rodil Rivera, Birthworkers of Color Collective, Collectivo Ilé, EspicyNipples (EntrePutxs PR), La Sombrilla Cuir, Micelio Abolicionista, Ominira Healing & Sexuality Power, and Taller Lumpen.


Bantu Safe Haven, Disability Justice Youth Center,  F2L Network, Hoe is (Our) Life: Support and Beyond Surviving, Imani Barbarin, Students for Educational Justice, Saratoga Black Lives Matter,  Serenity House, Unity Circles, Worcester Youth Cooperatives, and Whose Corner Is It Anyway?.

Mountain West

Black Sex Workers of Colorado, Community Aid Solutions In Tucson Arizona (CASITA), Diverse Voices Coalition, The Outlaw Project, TransVisible Montana, and Wild West Access Fund.