TransPonder To Streamline Operations And Expand Outreach With OCF Grant

Jun 9, 2021

A transgender organization in Eugene is looking to improve its outreach, operations, and partnerships, with a $30,000 grant.

TransPonder members at a June 2020 protest in Eugene.
Credit Nathan Bouquet / KLCC

Oblio Stroyman is the interim executive director for TransPonder, founded and led by trans community members.  With the grant money provided by the Oregon Community Foundation, Stroyman said they’ll have an operations manager, which in turn will allow staff to work in new areas.

“So now we’re be able to have someone who’s coordinating everything that we do, and in that, just looking for places where we can expand our reach, where we can engage volunteers more, where we can backup our partners that are doing particular work.”

Stroyman says this includes organizations like the White Bird Clinic, where TransPonder partners can help provide guidance and resources specific to the transgender community.  

The Oregon Community Foundation also gave grants amounting to $20,000 to Beyond these Walls, and $20,000 to Q Center

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