As a way of honoring the vision of the co-founders, Tony Ferraiolo and M. Dru Levasseur, and their continuing commitment to the Jim Collins Foundation, the Board of Directors has changed the name of our General Grant Fund to our Founders’ Grant Fund. What is the Founders’ Grant Fund? The Founders’ Grant Fund covers 100% of the surgical fees associated with gender-affirming surgery. Who are the co-founders? Tony Ferraiolo is a life coach, motivational speaker, and author. For over 10 … [Read More...]
Recent Grant Recipients
My name is Mac, and I am a statistical anomaly. Within the first week of my … [Read More...]
Born in Miami, Florida, Hope Giselle (founder of the HopeDisguised Project and … [Read More...]
As far back as I can remember, I refused to wear girl clothes. When I hit … [Read More...]
I had decided that being a girl was just what I was going to have to do. I never … [Read More...]
Anonymous, Chest Reconstruction (JCF does not require any grant recipient to … [Read More...]
Angie is a passionate and driven LGBTQ activist hailing from New York City. … [Read More...]
The Jim Collins Foundation now offers two grant options. General Fund grants cover 100% of the surgical costs associated with the gender-affirming surgery. Grants from the Krysallis Anne Hembrough Legacy Fund cover 50% of the surgical costs associated with the gender-affirming surgery, and require each recipient to match each dollar of funds received from with a dollar of their own money or other money raised by the recipient. Applicants may only apply once per grant cycle and in their application must choose to be considered for either the General Fund or the Krysallis Anne Hembrough Legacy Fund.
The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-affirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-affirming surgery is impossible for most. Discrimination against transgender people is so prevalent that many transgender people struggle to survive, never mind save for surgery costs.