Sex Worker Giving Circle

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About our group

Give to the SWGC here:
https://thirdwavefund.giv.sh/91ca

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The Sex Worker Giving Circle (SWGC) launched in the spring of 2018 as the first and only sex worker-led fund housed at a U.S. foundation. The SWGC was created because sex workers are best positioned to confront and transform the oppressive conditions of our own lives. However, movements led by sex workers and people with experience in the sex trade are critically under-resourced despite ongoing targeting and attacks.

The SWGC is a cross-class, multi-racial, intergenerational giving circle made up of a group of Fellows with current or past experience with sex work or the sex trade. The Fellows make all high-level funding decisions and grantmaking recommendations, and lead many of our fundraising activities.

The SWGC Fellowship and grantees center the leadership and brilliance of sex worker communities most impacted by oppression and criminalization and who have the least access to funding, especially sex workers who are Black/Indigenous/People of Color, trans or gender non-conforming, working class, migrants, disabled or chronically ill, and/or currently or formerly incarcerated.

All of our grantmaking decisions are made by a Giving Circle Fellowship comprised entirely of sex workers, most of whom are BIPOC and LGBTQ.

We coordinate all of our fundraising through Third Wave Fund, who hosts the Sex Worker Giving Circle. Membership is comprised of sex worker Fellows, who make all of the decisions about which sex workers' rights organizations receive grants.

Beyond grantmaking, we also provide capacity building support and accompaniment for our grantees.

To learn more about our giving circle, check out our report, which details the work the program has coordinated for the past three years:

https://www.thirdwavefund.org/swgcreport2021.html
$1,000,000
Total Raised
12
Total Donors

Previously supported

C
COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR SAFE SPACES (CASS)
$20,000 raised
B
BEST PRACTICES POLICY PROJECT (BPPP)
$20,000 raised
S
SWOP-USA
$20,000 raised
S
SOLUTIONS NOT PUNISHMENT COLLABORATIVE (SNaP Co.)
$10,000 raised

Focus Areas Advocacy & Social Justice, Community Building, COVID-19, Economic Empowerment, Equity & Equality, Girls & Women, LGBTQ, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Youth and Young Professionals and Adults People of Color/Multi-Racial LGBTQ+ Women

Founded January 2018

Contact swgivingcircle@thirdwavefund.org

About our group

Give to the SWGC here:
https://thirdwavefund.giv.sh/91ca

---

The Sex Worker Giving Circle (SWGC) launched in the spring of 2018 as the first and only sex worker-led fund housed at a U.S. foundation. The SWGC was created because sex workers are best positioned to confront and transform the oppressive conditions of our own lives. However, movements led by sex workers and people with experience in the sex trade are critically under-resourced despite ongoing targeting and attacks.

The SWGC is a cross-class, multi-racial, intergenerational giving circle made up of a group of Fellows with current or past experience with sex work or the sex trade. The Fellows make all high-level funding decisions and grantmaking recommendations, and lead many of our fundraising activities.

The SWGC Fellowship and grantees center the leadership and brilliance of sex worker communities most impacted by oppression and criminalization and who have the least access to funding, especially sex workers who are Black/Indigenous/People of Color, trans or gender non-conforming, working class, migrants, disabled or chronically ill, and/or currently or formerly incarcerated.

All of our grantmaking decisions are made by a Giving Circle Fellowship comprised entirely of sex workers, most of whom are BIPOC and LGBTQ.

We coordinate all of our fundraising through Third Wave Fund, who hosts the Sex Worker Giving Circle. Membership is comprised of sex worker Fellows, who make all of the decisions about which sex workers' rights organizations receive grants.

Beyond grantmaking, we also provide capacity building support and accompaniment for our grantees.

To learn more about our giving circle, check out our report, which details the work the program has coordinated for the past three years:

https://www.thirdwavefund.org/swgcreport2021.html
$1,000,000
Total Raised
12
Total Donors

Previously supported

C
COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR SAFE SPACES (CASS)
$20,000 raised
B
BEST PRACTICES POLICY PROJECT (BPPP)
$20,000 raised
S
SWOP-USA
$20,000 raised
S
SOLUTIONS NOT PUNISHMENT COLLABORATIVE (SNaP Co.)
$10,000 raised

Focus Areas Advocacy & Social Justice, Community Building, COVID-19, Economic Empowerment, Equity & Equality, Girls & Women, LGBTQ, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Youth and Young Professionals and Adults People of Color/Multi-Racial LGBTQ+ Women

Founded January 2018

Contact swgivingcircle@thirdwavefund.org

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