Entry to the Transgender Surgery Fund is open each year from November 1 to November 30. Interested applicants can visit this page and fill out the application forms online. Finalists are chosen and announced in late December. Each finalist is asked for an essay that answers a few questions about what the surgery fund would mean for them. Funding is then granted early 2017 to the winner(s), who can be any person identifying as transgender (FTM, MTF, genderqueer, non-binary, etc.) who wishes to pursue a gender-confirming surgery.
We have very few requirements for applicants in an effort to be as inclusive as possible. We ask that applicants:
- identify as transgender
- are over the age of 18
- have already begun saving money for their surgery
- complete their surgery within 18 months of receiving the fund
- complete their surgery in the United States with a U.S. based surgeon (you may live outside of the U.S. and still apply!)