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GRANTS

**WE OFFER GRANTS FOR ALL TRANS PEOPLE**

 Ofrecemos ayuda para todas las personas trans.


Applications are open every year November 1 to December 31.

Las solicitudes abren cada año Noviembre 1 hasta el diciembre 31.


Las solicitudes están en Español e Inglés"

 

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

IAN - THEY/THEM
KIA - HE/HIM
TAZ - HE/HIM
GREYSON - THEY/THEM/VI/VIR
RYAN - HE/HIM
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REQUIREMENTS

​Requirements for 2021 Grant Cycle

  • Applicants must identify along the trans spectrum, and not as cisgender.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age, or older, by the date services are received.

  • Applicants must live in Canada, the United States, or Mexico.

  • Applicants must have at least $1,000 saved for transition expenses at the time of application. Genderbands will cover only a portion of the cost. You will be responsible for raising the rest of your expenses prior. (Not applicable for HRT grant.)

  • Applicants must have an active plan to continue raising funds, unless this grant reaches or exceeds your needed costs.

  • Applicants must show a need for financial assistance for medical transition.

  • Awarded applicants must have their surgery performed in the United States. (Applicants may live outside of the U.S. and still apply.)

  • Awarded applicants must utilize their grant within the same calendar year of it being awarded. (Failing to do so will result in the loss of grant.)


 

2021 GENDERBANDS GRANTS

You can apply for more than one grant

GENDERBANDS BIPOC TOP SURGERY GRANT

OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM • Open ONLY to people who are black, indigenous, or person or color. • Grant is for financial assistance for double mastectomy surgery OR breast augmentation surgery • Recipient may choose any US based surgeon they would like • Final amount of grant will be announced when the recipient is announced

GENDERBANDS TRANS FEMININE TOP SURGERY GRANT

• Grant is for financial assistance for Breast Augmentation surgery • Recipient may choose any US based surgeon they would like • Final amount of grant will be announced when the recipient is announced

GENDERBANDS TRANS MASCULINE TOP SURGERY GRANT

• Grant is for financial assistance for Double Mastectomy surgery • Recipient may choose any US based surgeon they would like • Final amount of grant will be announced when the recipient is announced

GENDERBANDS HRT GRANT

OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM• Grant is for financial assistance for Hormone Therapy (doctor appointments and hormones) • Recipient may choose any US based doctor they would like (Grant only available to Untied States residents) • Final amount of grant will be announced when the recipient is announced

STILLER AESTHETICS TRANS MASCULINE TOP SURGERY GRANT

• Grant is for a Double Mastectomy surgery • Recipient will receive a fully covered surgery - a $8,000 value • Surgery will be performed by Dr. Geoffrey Stiller and will take place in Spokane, Washington • Grant recipient is responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH TOP SURGERY GRANT

• OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM • Grant is for a double mastectomy OR breast augmentation surgery • Surgery fee for the recipient is waived. Grant recipient is responsible for anesthesia and hospital fees (approximately $3,000). • Surgery will be performed by Dr. Isak Goodwin and will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah • Grant recipient is responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements.

 

FAQ

 

WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Applications are open every year November 1st to December 31st.

WHEN ARE GRANTS AWARDED?

Grants are awarded early in the year, usually January or February.

For example, if you apply for a grant in December 2019, that grant will be awarded early 2020.

WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I DO NOT GET A GRANT?

Due to the amount of applications received, we can not notify every applicant. Only those who are receiving a grant or about who's application we have questions, will be emailed.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GRANT?

You can apply for a grant if you:

  1. Identify somewhere on the transgender spectrum

  2. Live in Canada, the United States, or Mexico

  3. Will be 18 by the time of surgery

Additional requirements are listed below. These have changed every year based on the needs we see so please check back every year prior to applying. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in being disqualified for a grant.

HOW ARE GRANT RECIPIENTS PICKED?

Grant recipients are picked by random selection. People are selected at random to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity at receiving a grant.

CAN I APPLY IF I NEED HELP PAYING FOR A SURGERY I ALREADY HAD?

No. Genderbands grants do not reimburse for past surgeries.

WHY DO I HAVE TO HAVE $1,000 SAVED TO APPLY?

We want to make sure that the person receiving the grant can actually use the grant. Even if an applicant receives a grant in which the surgery fee has been waved there is still often hospital fees, anesthesia fees, travel costs, and the need to pay bills while taking time off work to recover, among other often forgotten surgery related costs. While we know $1,000 won’t cover all that, it’s a start. We want to make sure that the person receiving the grant can actually use the grant.

DO YOU COVER REVISIONS?

No Genderbands grants do not pay for revisions. 

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