Financial Assistance for Medical Transitioning Services

Scholarships/Grants/Funding

TransMission (The LOFT: LGBT Community Center)

  • What: The LOFT's TranMission Scholarship raises funds for a pool of money that is used to offset medical costs for transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming applicants in need of hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgery, and other medical needs which are often expensive and not covered by insurance.
  • How to apply: see website for information
  • Contact: Scott Havelka at (914) 948-2932 ext. 12 or scott@loftgaycenter.org

Community Kinship Life (CK Life)

  • What: CK Life, founded in the Bronx by Kim Watson, offers a surgery scholarship, a surgery buddy assistance program, and insurance assistance.
  • How to apply: see website for information
  • Contact: scholarshipfund@cklife.org or (347) 881-7005

Gender Bands

  • What: Donations and sales from Genderbands L3C, started by Ian Giles, a transfluid FTM transgender person, fund grant for top surgery.
  • How to apply: through website
  • Contact: through website or at genderbands@hotmail.com

Jim Collins Foundation

  • What: The Jim Collins Foundation, a foundation build to honor the legacy of Jim Collins, a social worker and ally to the LGBT community, offers a medical transition grant.
  • How to apply: through website
  • Contact: through website

Point of Pride

  • What: Point of Pride, a volunteer-ruin non-for-profit partially funded by Point5cc, a clothing and apparel company by and for trans folks, offers an annual transgender surgery fund, free chest binders, and free trans femme shapewear.
  • How to apply: through website
  • Contact: info@pointofpride.org

Rizi Xavier Timaine Surgery Scholarship

  • What: Rizi Xavier Timaine, a female-to-male transgender singer, actor and trans-specialist coach who advocates for transgender rights, offers an annual scholarship for transgender surgery.
  • How to apply: through website
  • Contact: through website

Trans United with Family and Friends (TUFF)

  • What: TUFF, founded by Jake Rostovsky, offers case management and financial assistance for health care and transition expenses including an award for surgery.
  • How to apply: through website
  • Contact: tufforg@gmail.com

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