FAQ

When is the deadline to submit applications?

Our current grant submission deadline is August 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.


How many people receive a grant per cycle?

The number of grants awarded per cycle is dependent upon our success in fundraising. To become involved with our fundraising efforts, please contact us.


How many grant cycles per year?

Currently, Jim Collins Foundation has one grant cycle per year, running April 1st through August 1st, 2014.


Can I only apply for certain surgeries?

As stated in our Application Process online, transition is not one-size fits all. Not every transgender person has a medical need for identical procedures. Clinically appropriate treatments must be determined on an individualized basis with one’s physician. You may apply for a grant for any surgery that your doctor has deemed to be medically necessary as part of your gender transition.


Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply for a grant?

Due to our nonprofit status, all grantees must be U.S. Citizens.


Do I have to have my surgery performed in the U.S.?

Due to our nonprofit status, all surgeries must be performed in the U.S.


Who decides how the grants are awarded?

The Jim Collins Foundation makes selections for grants based on a combination of demonstrated financial need and level of preparedness. For more information on the selection process and criteria, please visit our “APPLY” page.


Will I be notified if I do not receive a grant?

Grant finalists will receive notification from the Jim Collins Foundation by November 1, 2014. If you do not hear from us, your grant has not been chosen for the 2013 grant cycle. However, we urge you to once again apply in 2015.


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Do I have to keep the essay to 800 words?

Yes, your essay MUST be 800 words or less. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we MUST limit each essay to this amount.


How do I know if you received my information?

After submitting your application, you will be redirected to a confirmation page.


Can I email my recommendation letters to the Jim Collins Foundation?

No. All information must be included in the online application.


Do I need to be 18 when I submit my application?

No. You need to be 18 by the end of grant application period.