Annual Transgender Surgery Fund


Point of Pride’s Annual Transgender Surgery Fund is a scholarship-like program that provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery.

Surgery is a life-changing experience for many trans folks, not only positively affecting our self-confidence and body image, but also our ability to live freely and authentically when out in public, at the workplace, and at school. The Surgery Fund aims to connect as many recipients as possible with the care they urgently need to live authentic lives.

2017 recipient Gabriel (center) with Point of Pride leadership & volunteers

Past Recipients of the Surgery Fund

To date, we have awarded over $103,100 in financial assistance to trans folks in need.

2016 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient: Elizabeth

2016: Elizabeth G.

2015 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient: Shay

2015: Shay M.

How to Apply

We accept applications for any gender-affirming procedure. If this surgery is necessary to your transition, you are welcome to apply.


The application period begins at midnight EST on November 1 and runs until 11:59pm EST on November 30. All applications must be submitted online via the form on this page.

Our Board of Directors will contact all applicants in mid-January once finalists are selected. Finalists will be asked to submit a second part of the application , which may include additional writing samples and a brief phone or online interview. Finalists will have a few weeks to submit their additional materials.

After the Board of Directors has reviewed, recipients will be announced in early February.

Note: If you are selected as a finalist, we will ask you to complete a supplemental application and to submit a letter of recommendation, so please start to think about who you may request to write one on your behalf. It can be a medical professional, family, friend, employer, community contact or someone else.


We have very few requirements for applicants in an effort to be as inclusive as possible. We ask that you:

  • identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities)
  • are 18 years of age or older at the time of your surgery
  • have already begun saving money for your surgery
  • complete your surgery within 18 months of receiving the grant
  • complete your surgery in the United States with a U.S. based surgeon (though you may live outside of the U.S. and still apply!)

Applications are currently closed

Please stay tuned for more information about our recipients, who will be announced February 2019. Learn more about this year’s applicants