Financial Assistance for Medical Transitioning Services


TransMission (The LOFT: LGBTQ+ 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.
  • Contact: Shepard Verbas at (914) 948-2932 ext. 13 or [email protected]

American Trans Resource Hub

  • What: A National non-profit organization that provides transgender individuals the comfort and stability they seek during their social, medical, and/or legal transition by providing helpful resources and by offering direct assistance with other issues that may arise such as housing instability, loss of employment, and and lack of health insurance.
  • Contact: Aris Reyes at (562) 653-6029 or [email protected]

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.
  • Contact: [email protected] or (347) 881-7005

Gender Bands

  • What: Genderbands, a nonprofit organization founded by non-binary trans guy Ian Giles, offers multiple top surgery grants on an annual basis and free chest binders. Genderbands also has a variety of gender centric merchandise for sale that assists in funding future grant opportunities.
  • Contact: [email protected] or

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.
  • Contact: through website

Point of Pride

Rizi Xavier Timaine / The Happy Transgender Center Surgery Scholarship

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.
  • Contact: [email protected]


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