Third Wave Fund



LGBT Donors Collaborative

Project of:

Proteus Fund

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The Third Wave Fund funnels grants to gay, lesbian, “intersex,” and transsexual advocacy groups in the name of “gender justice.” Third Wave Fund’s grantmaking foundations include Groundswell Fund, Arcus Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Overbrook Foundation, Craigslist, Joshua Mailman FoundationJessie Smith Noyes Foundation, and a number of individual small-dollar donors.1 Third Wave Fund makes grants (via the Proteus Fund) through two channels: the Mobilize Power Fund, which primary funds LGBT activism, and the Grow Power Fund, which supports the creation of new activist groups. 2


  1. “Third Wave Supporters.” Third Wave Fund. Accessed July 1, 2019.
  2. “Gender Justice Grantmaking.” Third Wave Fund. Accessed July 1, 2019.

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Rye Young
    Executive Director
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