Annual Transgender Surgery Fund

The Transgender Surgery Fund is Point of Pride’s signature annual fundraiser.

For our 2017 funding cycle, we received an incredible 477 applications from trans folks in need of help to obtain their gender-affirming surgeries.

We are proud to have awarded over $11,000 in support to three recipients: Armaan, Caden, and Gabriel. Throughout the year, we will continue to work with as many applicants as possible to connect them to the health care they urgently need.

Meet the Past Recipients of the Surgery Fund

To date, we have awarded over $17,000 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

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!)

Apply Now:

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Applications are currently closed.

We will announce more information about our applicants and our finalists in late December 2016 and early January 2017.

The 2018 fund will be open to applications November 1, 2017.