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Transgender Strategy Center (TSC) believes that transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people are best positioned to develop solutions for TGNC communities. We lift the expertise, brilliance, resilience, and lived experiences of community members towards a path to equity and liberation. 
TSC offers a number of programs that seek to advance our vision of TGNC liberation. 

We provide no-cost capacity building for TGNC-led organizations.

We also support TGNC leaders and organizations to create the necessary infrastructure to advance TGNC rights.

Transgender Stragey Center staff

Capacity Building

TSC is committed to strengthening TGNC-led organization’s by investing in capacity and sustainability. Our mission centers around providing support, training, and coaching to TGNC-led organizations throughout the United States. 

TSC provides TGNC-led organizations with a wide range of capacity building services, from program expansion to executive leadership training.  Through the breadth of expertise from our coaches, faculty, and staff, and the development and piloting of TGNC-driven programs, TSC is designing strategies to build and sustain organizations.  

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We believe that the path to TGNC liberation must include the resourcing of TGNC organizations that have a significant impact in their communities. TSC's grant making prioritizes BIPOC TGNC-led efforts in recognizing the roles of anti-blackness, racism, and misogyny in our social inequities. We are honored to work side-by-side with our donor partners to ensure that funds are reaching people in our communities in a way that is informed by experiences of TGNC leaders and activists.  

The primary aims of the Transgender Strategy Fund are to build the sustainability of TGNC organizations; support a pipeline of innovative TGNC leaders through a menu of no-cost capacity building offerings that accompany the grants; and prioritize organizations located in geographic regions that have been persistently under resourced by traditional philanthropy. 

Aryah Lester Executive Director of Transgender Strategy Center

Leadership Development

TSC is dedicated to expanding the TGNC leadership pipeline, particularly among Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) TGNC people. Through 1-on-1 coaching and cohort leadership development programs, TSC ensures that more TGNC leaders hone their skills and embrace their passions as recognized and compensated leaders.

TSC offers TGNC -designed and -led leadership development coaching and training. We support community leaders who have served as community organizers for decades and  uplift the next generation of leaders and advocates.

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