Interview of Rye Young

Rye Young is the executive director of Third Wave Fund, a grantorengaging in “radical philanthropy” focused on funding organizinginitiatives by young women and trans people of color. In this interview,Rye goes into depth on non-profit organizing, the contradictions ofphilanthropy as an industry, the evolution and difficulties faced byThird Wave. Rye also details their own personal history radicalizing andcoming out as trans while a recovering Republican during the Bushadministration.

Date of Interview:

November 2, 2018

Location of Interview:

NYU Department of Sociology, New York

Place of birth:

Bronxville, New York



Interviewed by

Michelle Esther O'Brien

Summary by

Sydnee Novack