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TRANSITION GRANTS

**WE OFFER GRANTS FOR ALL TRANS PEOPLE**

 Ofrecemos ayuda para todas las personas trans.


Surgery 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
AIDAN - HE/HIM - CALIFORNIA
FELICIA - SHE/HER
SHILOH - THEY/THEM
FINN - HE/THEY - VIRGINIA
STEVEN - HE/HIM
GRAYSON - HE/HIM
ARYA - HE/HIM - IDAHO
OLIVER - HE/HIM - UTAH
MADISON - SHE/HER - UTAH
JENNIFER - SHE/HER - UTAH
ANEESAH - THEY/THEM - VIRGINIA
LIAM - HE/HIM - OHIO
TYLER MOORE - SHE/HER - NORTH CAROLINA
MARS - HE/XE - VIRGINIA
JAX - HE/HIM - TEXAS
CRYS - THEY/THEM - NEW YORK
HARLIE - THEY/THEM - UTAH
ALEX - SHE/HER - NEW MEXICO
FE - SHE/HER - WISCONSIN
CHARLES - HE/HIM - KANSAS
LILY - SHE/HER - MARYLAND
DIMKA - HE/HIM - NORTH CAROLINA
IKE - HE/THEY - UTAH
VANESSA - SHE/THEY - CONNECTICUT
ADRIAN - THEY/THEM - IOWA
ADRYN - THEY/HE/XE - ALBERTA, CANADA
MAX - HE/THEY/IT - CALIFORNIA

GENDERBANDS HAS AWARDED $94,000 IN GRANTS

As of August 2021

Surgeons
 
 

REQUIREMENTS

​Requirements for Fall 2022 Surgery/HRT 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.)


 

2022 GRANT CYCLE

Apply to any and all grants that pertain to you!

GENDERBANDS TOP SURGERY GRANT

• OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM
• Grant is for financial assistance for breast augmentation surgery OR double mastectomy surgery OR breast reduction surgery

GENDERBANDS BIPOC TOP SURGERY GRANT

• OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM
• Open ONLY to people who are black, indigenous, or person of color.
• Grant is for financial assistance for double mastectomy surgery OR breast reduction surgery OR breast augmentation surgery

GENDERBANDS HRT GRANT

• OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM
• Grant is for $1,500 for Hormone Replacement Therapy and will be fulfilled through a membership with FOLX Health.

GENDER CONFIRMATION CENTER TOP SURGERY GRANT

• Grant is for a breast augmentation OR double mastectomy OR breast reduction
• Surgery fee is completely covered. Grant recipient is responsible for additional expenses. (See application for details.) 

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH TRANS-MASC TOP SURGERY GRANT

• Grant is for a double mastectomy surgery
• Surgery fee for the recipient is waived. Grant recipient is responsible for additional expenses. (See application for details.)

BUNCKE CLINIC TRANS-MASC TOP SURGERY GRANT

• Grant is for a double mastectomy OR breast reduction
• Surgery fee is completely covered. Grant recipient is responsible for additional expenses. (See application for details.)

BUNCKE CLINIC TRAVEL GRANT

• OPEN TO ALL ON THE TRANS SPECTRUM
• This grant is named after our generous sponsors but may be used for ANY surgeon or location within the US. 
• The travel grant may be used for ANY transition-related surgery.
• The travel grant does NOT assist with surgery costs, only travel costs.

 

FAQ - SURGERY/HRT GRANTS

WHAT DO YOUR GRANTS COVER?

Currently our grants cover top surgery and HRT. In time, we will cover more surgeries and even assist with name and gender marker changes.

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.

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.

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.

ARE NON-BINARY PEOPLE ABLE TO APPLY?

Absolutely! Anyone on the transgender spectrum can apply. This includes those who are non-binary, bigender, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, etc. Basically if you aren't cis you can apply!

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.

DO YOU COVER REVISIONS?

No Genderbands grants do not pay for revisions. 

"I'M NON-BINARY AND WOULD LIKE A REDUCTION INSTEAD OF A FULL MASTECTOMY. WILL YOUR GRANTS COVER THIS?"

Yes! The Genderbands grants will cover reductions for trans people. Transitions are not one size fits all. Its about what works for you. 
Please carefully read the applications for our partnership grants as they may have an exclusive for this surgery.

CAN I APPLY TO MORE THAN ONE GRANT?

Yes! You may apply to more than one grant however you may only receive one grant.

 

CLOTHING GRANTS

 

REQUIREMENTS

​Requirements for Summer 2021 Clothing Grant Cycle

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

  • Applications open to all ages

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

  • Applicants must show a need for financial assistance.

GRANT INFORMATION:
We know that not all transitioning happens at the doctor's office. Often the first thing transgender people do after coming out to themselves is get a wardrobe that aligns with their gender identify and desired gender expression. This is a cost that is often overlooked but can add up quickly. Thanks to the generosity of Dominion Energy, Genderbands is excited to announce we are able to award 10 clothing grants of $250 each.

  • Genderbands Clothing Grants are meant to help transgender people buy clothing that fits their gender presentation.

  • Grants will be awarded in the form of gift cards to a clothing store of the recipient's choice.

  • Clothing Grants are available to all ages.​

 

FAQ - CLOTHING GRANTS

WHAT DO YOUR CLOTHING GRANTS COVER?

Gender affirming clothing

WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Applications are open June 1 - 30, 2021.

WHEN ARE THE CLOTHING GRANTS AWARDED?

Grants will be announced August 14, 2021 LIVE during the virtual Utah Trans Pride Festival.

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

Additional information is listed above. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in being disqualified for a grant.

ARE NON-BINARY PEOPLE ABLE TO APPLY?

Absolutely! Anyone on the transgender spectrum can apply. This includes those who are non-binary, bigender, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, etc. Basically if you aren't cis you can apply!

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.

IF I GET A CLOTHING GRANT CAN I GIVE IT TO A FRIEND?

No. Genderbands grants are not transferable. If it is discovered you give your grant to another person you will not be eligible for any Genderbands grants in the future and may face legal action.