2020–2021 TRANScend Community Impact Fund Request for Proposals
What We Do
Supported by Gilead Sciences, the Destination Tomorrow TRANScend Community Impact Fund will address the disproportionate impact of HIV within Transgender communities with a specific focus on supporting grassroots organizations. The program will be national in scope and largely prioritize organizations led by or primarily serving Trans communities including grassroots initiatives. The program will prioritize organizations serving those areas that are disproportionately impacted by HIV, including southern regions of the United States.
About Destination Tomorrow
Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency located in the South Bronx that provides services to and for the LGBTQ community. Destination Tomorrow (DT) is the first national trans- and house ballroom led provider of culturally responsive services for marginalized communities.
DT's mission is that no one should have to leave their neighborhood to access LGBTQ-specific services and that all LGBTQ young people deserve a space to grow, learn and flourish.
Destination Tomorrow’s vision is that all people, regardless of their sexual identity or gender expression, deserve a space they can call their own.
Economic empowerment is the underlying goal of all that we do at Destination Tomorrow. We focus on education and practical life skills that take our clients off the path to needing emergency treatment, housing or healthcare services. Destination Tomorrow seeks to prepare the LGBTQ Community today, for a better tomorrow.
Ms. Asia Lyons
Asia Lyons is a trans-woman of Latin and Caribbean descent. She is a CUNY-Medgar Evers College (MEC) 2014 graduate with a BA in Psychology. Throughout her work she has addressed issues such as HIV/AIDS, LGBT youth homelessness, LGBT discrimination and anti-violence work. Asia is currently a MSW student at Hunter College Silberman school of Social work and is graduating in May of 2020.
Mr. Sean E Coleman
Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Nonprofit Organization Management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Youth Development, Program Evaluation, Case Management, and Prevention.