Annual Transgender Surgery Fund

Point of Pride’s Annual Transgender Surgery Fund is our signature fundraiser: this scholarship-like program 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 $45,500 in financial assistance to trans folks in need.

2016 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient: Mateo

2016: Mateo D.

2016 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient: Elizabeth

2016: Elizabeth G.

2015 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient: Shay

2015: Shay M.

How 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.

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

Our Board of Directors will contact finalists in January for the second part of the application process, 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.

Notes: Be as specific in your responses as you can. Letters from your health care provider and character reference letters are strongly recommended.

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 over the age of 18
  • 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!)

Apply Now:

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Applications are currently closed.

Bookmark this page and come back on November 1 to apply.


For the 2018 cycle, we received a total of 699 applications for support. If you want to support this life-changing program, please make a donation.

In February, we announced our 2018 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipients: David, Leah, Blake-Jorden, and Michael. In March, we announced an additional recipient, Veronica. In April, we announced another additional recipient, Cairo. We welcome you to learn more about all of this year’s recipients and stay tuned for future updates!