Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) is a Black trans, queer, and non-binary-led organization that uses public education, cultural organizing, coalition-building, and advocacy to build community safety and cultivate the greater D.C. community’s capacity to respond directly to patriarchal and state violence through transformative justice and abolitionist frameworks.
The Sex Worker Giving Circle (2018-2019 and 2020-2021) provided multi-year grants to support community organizing around reducing the harms of sex work criminalization, creating safer communities, and a safe employment program for trans women of color, many of whom have sex work experience.
The Accountable Futures Fund (2020, 2021) supported a community-based needs assessment for BIPOC survivors, including individuals and organizations, in D.C.
The Mobilize Power Fund (October 2021) supported mutual aid for/by Black trans women and sex workers as they navigated harm within their organizing community.
The Accountable Futures Fund (2022) provided a one-year general operating support tie-off grant.