Sex Worker Giving Circle 2019 Fellowship Application

Thank you for considering becoming a Sex Worker Giving Circle Fellow at Third Wave Fund! Please read over the application materials before filling out this form.

Si necesita una versión en español de esta aplicación, envíenos un correo electrónico por los materiales de apoyo y haga clic aquí para llenar su aplicación.

You *must* live within two hours of the NYC area and be able to attend all meetings in person in order to participate.

Please note that Fellows or their organizations may not apply for grants from the same circle that they participate in.

We’ll be working with an amazing team of advisors to carefully review applications and make sure we have a powerful mix of experiences, identities, and skills in the Giving Circle.

We're doing this in part because we are centering people most impacted by oppression in this giving circle and in our work; in particular Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color; immigrants and undocumented people; trans and GNC people; working class and low income people; people with experience of street-based work; chronically ill and disabled people; people with HIV/AIDS, people with substance use experiences; and people with experience with the criminal legal system.

We expect to receive a lot of fabulous applications, so because of size limitations as well as the value of having a range of backgrounds and experiences in the mix, we may not be able to accept everyone as Fellows this time around. We’re grateful for the time it takes to fill out this application and for the magic each one of you brings to the table and we’ll follow up with each of you personally to let you know about our decision either way.

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, April 4. Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a one-to-one phone call to get to know you a little better as the final step of the application process. Invitations to become a SWGC Fellow will be made by April 19.

This form uses secure encryption to keep your information safe. For more information about our confidentiality practices, please see the application materials.

We are committed to making this application accessible to everyone. If you do not feel comfortable answering these questions online (which we totally understand!), or if you have access needs that make written applications harder for you, please email us at to talk via phone or in-person meeting.

This application will take about 30-60 minutes to complete depending upon how detailed you want it to be. You may want to write your responses in a separate document before submitting them here. Thank you for applying!

Time Commitment:

This project requires a commitment of a minimum of 15 hours per month over four-and-a-half months (April-August). This will include multiple in-person meetings and trainings, and several will be day-long. Meals and local travel stipends will be provided, as well as professional interpretation and childcare when requested.

The dates of these meetings are set and final. Our meeting location is still being finalized, but they will take place in either Manhattan or Brooklyn, in a wheelchair accessible building with gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms available.

Please note: you will not be invited to become a Fellow until April 18th. Please reserve the evening of Thursday, April 25th for orientation, and the weekend of May 4th and 5th for the first two workshops

When you apply to join the SWGC, you are committing to all of these dates and must identify any potential conflicts:     

Thursday, April 25th, 6-9 pm:  Orientation & Introductions

Saturday, May 4, 12-6 pm:  Race & Class Workshops Part 1

Sunday, May 5, 12-6 pm:  Race & Class Workshops Part 2

Monday, May 13, 6-9 pm:  Philanthropy 101

Sunday, May 19, 12-6 pm:  Grantmaking Training

Thursday, May 30, 6-9 pm: Fundraising Training & Planning

Thursday, June 6, 6-9 pm:  Fundraising Planning Meeting

3rd & 4th Weeks of June: Small Group Check-Ins

Sunday, July 14, 12-6 pm:  Grant Decision-Making Meeting #1

3rd and 4th Weeks of July:  Virtual Site Visits with Grant Applicants

Sunday, August 11, 12-6 pm:  Grant Decision-Making Meeting #2

Monday, August 19, 6-9 pm:  Evaluation & Celebration

Can you commit to attending on all of these dates? *
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