Our Reports

"TrueChild's work addresses how opportunity remains overly-determined by hierarchies of race, class, and gender."

Loren Harris (former Program Officer, Ford Foundation)


Decades of studies have found that when young people buy into rigid codes of femininity and masculinity they have markedly lower life outcomes in health, education, and economic security. And such impacts can be amplified for youth of color in low-income communities or those who are LGBTQ+.

These white paper reports have been developed by TrueChild in partnership with such organizations as the Association of Black Foundation Executives (AFBE), Global Fund for Women, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), Women's Funding Network (WFN), and Women Moving Millions. They show how intersectional approaches that connects race, class and gender are more effective and more inclusive.