Point of Pride
What is Point of Pride?
Point of Pride is a non-profit organization that offers life-changing support for transgender people in need. Our programs and services currently include our Annual Transgender Surgery Fund, a free chest binder donation program, and a free breast form/prosthetics donation program.
When were you founded?
Point of Pride was founded in 2016. Formerly, from 2011 through 2016, these programs and services were part of Point 5cc clothing and apparel company. Due to increasing need in the trans community and requests for support, we launched as a separate non-profit entity to maximize the amount of people we help.
Where are you based?
We are based in Oregon but have board members and volunteers across the country, and serve the international trans community.
How can I donate?
You can also make a donation directly quickly and securely via PayPal. Or, you can mail a check to PO Box 10991, Eugene, OR 97440. We are currently 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status pending. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
How can my business sponsor your work?
We welcome partnership and sponsorship opportunities with individuals and businesses of all sizes. Please look at our opportunities <link> and message us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Who qualifies for a free binder or free prosthetics?
Any person who is trans identified — FTM, MTF, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, and every other identity within the trans umbrella — who cannot afford or otherwise safely obtain a binder or prosthetic is welcome to apply.
How do the programs work?
Our donation programs operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Trans people apply by filling out our online application and will be added to a waiting list. We guarantee we will send you your size binder/prosthetic but cannot guarantee the style/manufacturer/etc. or an exact wait time due to the fact we depend on donations from our community. For more information, please check the full details of our chest binder program and our breast form/prosthetics program.
What size/how many chest binders are available?
Binder availability varies wildly from week to week as donations come in and out: unfortunately, no real-time binder sizes are available online at this time. For more information, visit this page
What does packaging look like?
Packaging is extremely discrete. Your items will either be shipped in a plain white mailing envelope or in a plain brown cardboard box. The sender’s name is “Point of Pride.” Nothing with the words “LGBT” or “trans” appear on the packaging.
Is shipping free?
Yes — shipping is 100% free and covered thanks to donations from our generous supporters.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes — we ship anywhere USPS will deliver!
How will I know when my binder/prosthetics will arrive?
When your package ships, you will receive an email with tracking information so you know exactly when to expect it.
Is there an age requirement?
No! Most of our applicants are youth ages 24 or younger, but anyone of any age may request a free binder or free prosthetics!
I have a binder or I have breast forms I wish to donate to your program. How can I do that?
Thank you for your generosity and support! We could not do this without your help. Please mail your donated items to: P.O. Box 70505, Springfield, OR 97475. We will in turn mail them to trans people in need around the world.
When is the Surgery Fund open to applications?
The Annual Transgender Surgery Fund is open November 1st to November 30th every year. All information on requirements, how to apply, and past recipients can be found on the Surgery Fund page.
Can I still apply for the Surgery Fund if I have insurance?
Yes. For our 2017 Fund, 65% of our applicants had health insurance but were excluded from trans surgical care or could not afford their deductibles You may still apply for assistance.
Is there an age requirement?
Like most US-based surgeons, we require you to be 18 at the time of your surgery in order to qualify for funding.