Driving Transformational Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Organizations
Over the past two years as a network, we’ve heard our members express that 2SLGBTQI+ organizations are systematically underfunded, despite offering crucial social services. To address these concerns, the Enchanté Network partnered with the Social Innovation Lab on Gender and Sexuality at the University of Saskatchewan to author a paper outlining recommendations on how funders can make their grant-making process more accessible to 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
Thank you to the Social Innovation Lab on Gender and Sexuality at the University of Saskatchewan for partnering with the network to author this report. Moreover, thank you to all our members who have spoken to our team about barriers and grant making over the past year; this input is what shaped the creation of this report.
As a companion piece to this report, the Social Innovation Lab on Gender and Sexuality at the University of Saskatchewan has created a funding scan outlining funding opportunities for 2SLGBTQI+ serving organizations in Canada.
How Local 2SLGBTQ+Organizations Can Better Serve Black Communities
There is no “one size fits all” solution. 2SLGBTQ+ organizations need to confront systemic barriers that harm 2SLGBTQ Black folks’ mental health and well being. It is crucial to use dual lenses of both 2SLGBTQ inclusion and anti-Black racism.
Organizations must work with local Black 2SLGBTQ+ communities to create a tailored approach. We must acknowledge that there are unique needs for to Black 2SLGBTQ folks, especially Black transgender and nonbinary people.
Download this guide featuring 5 ways to create safer and more welcoming spaces for Black 2SLGBTQ+ Communities.
This content, was created through a collaboration between Northern Voices Rising and the Enchanté Network.