January 16, 2024

Apply to Join the 2024 Sex Worker Giving Circle Fellowship

Since its inception in 2018, the Sex Worker Giving Circle (SWGC) has made over $3 million in grants to 48 sex worker-led groups to build safety, self-determination, community power, and systems of mutual aid for sex workers across the U.S. This year, the SWGC is ready to uphold the community’s leadership within philanthropy once more. We need your help recruiting the Fellows for this year’s Fellowship program that will make all of the funding decisions!

How will this work and what will Fellows do?

  • Training to distribute funds to sex worker-led groups across the United States
  • Grantmaking through making collective decisions about who will receive funding
  • Philanthropic Advocacy to shift how philanthropy engages with sex workers and the movement for sex worker liberation
  • Build Community and relationships with other current and former sex workers

Duration and Time Commitment: The program will run from March through June of 2024, and it will require a time commitment of about 50 hours through virtual meetings and independent work.

Compensation: Fellows will receive a $5,000 cash stipend in recognition of the labor and time that goes into participating in the program.

Who is eligible to become a Fellow?

  • Current or Former Sex Workers and/or people with experience in the sex trade
  • People with Various Class Backgrounds: The giving circle will be cross-class and we will be centering participation from working class and low-income people.
  • People of All Genders: We encourage trans and cis men and women, and non-binary, genderqueer, and/or gender non-conforming people to participate.
  • People Directly Impacted by Oppression: This giving circle will be multiracial, intergenerational, and centering sex workers directly impacted by oppression.
  • People Currently Living Everywhere in the U.S. and its Territories, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ready to Apply?

Visit the SWGC Fellowship page for key program dates, Frequently Asked Questions, and application instructions located at the bottom of the page. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 28, 2024 at midnight in your time zone!

Ready to Support?

Share the Fellowship application with your networks, make a gift, or fundraise in your community! Email swgivingcircle@thirdwavefund.org to learn more about how you can support this effort.

Your support for the Sex Worker Giving Circle allows us to show up for sex worker leadership by resourcing sex worker movements to build community, strengthen political power, and deepen resistance. Together, we can ensure that sex workers continue to grow their revolutionary presence at the head of the decision-making table.