May 15, 2020 (New York, NY) – The Jim Collins Foundation (JCF), a national nonprofit organization with a mission to fund gender-affirming surgeries, has opened their 2021 grant cycle. JCF is now accepting applications from transgender individuals who are actively seeking gender-affirming surgery, but do not have the financial resources to move forward.
Applicants have two grant options. The Founders’ Fund Grant covers 100% of the surgical fees associated with gender-affirming surgery. The Krysallis Anne Hembrough Legacy Fund covers 50% of the surgical fees associated with gender-affirming surgery; the recipient provides the other 50% using their own financial resources.
Since 2011, JCF has awarded 32 surgical grants, with many of these covering 100% of the surgical fees. JCF strives to continue to be a leader in nonprofits providing financial assistance to transgender individuals who would otherwise not be able to access these life-changing surgeries. We can do this by continued support through individual donations, legacy planning, and planned contributions.
The 2021 grant cycle will continue accepting applications through August 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.
Grant recipient selections and announcements will be made during the time period of March and April, 2021. Recipients will have a year, after receiving their grant award, to have surgery completed.