Make Third Wave a hub for gender justice

February 4, 2014

Dear Friends of Third Wave,

I am writing from the board of the Third Wave Foundation to invite you to join us on an exciting new path as we become a partner fund of the Proteus Fund.

Proteus advances the goals of its partners by providing strategy development, research and fund management. Moving under the Proteus umbrella provides us with a unique opportunity to determine how Third Wave can most effectively bridge existing gaps and leverage untapped opportunities in the feminist youth movement.

Over the next year we will bring together youth leaders from around the country. We will identify areas where Third Wave can build alliances among organizations, connect local, national, and international feminisms, and bring gender justice and trans-inclusivity conversations to new audiences. Third Wave has led the development of a gender justice framework for progressive funders and social justice activists and we are committed to advancing this work in the years ahead.

Just as we have connected Third Wave grant recipients in the past, we will be poised to learn from the experiences of other Proteus foundations focused on issues such as structural racism, racial injustice, marriage equality, and policy change more broadly. Operating as a fund within Proteus will also enable us to channel a higher percentage of assets to youth leadership development.

We need your support during this exciting next phase of our work. Our goals are ambitious: we need to raise $50,000 by the end of the year to make Third Wave a hub for gender justice donors and to connect in meaningful ways with feminist youth leaders who are advancing social justice in effective and innovative ways. Will you help us with a gift today?

As always, thank you for your generosity, commitment, and partnership!

In solidarity,

Third Wave Board of Directors

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