KCCI Resources

Gender Affirmation Project

The Kansas City Center for Inclusion would like to introduce the Gender Affirmation Project.

The KCCI Gender Affirmation Project is intended to help trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and gender diverse (TGNC) folks in need.  Our goal is to provide TGNC youth and adults (aged 18+) within the Kansas City metro who need assistance paying for gender affirming surgeries or associated costs by way of a $1,000 scholarship/grant.

Living with gender dysphoria is extremely difficult. TGNC people are more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment, and have higher rates of suicide than cisgender people. Surgery is literally life-saving for TGNC people. Many insurance companies do not cover gender affirmation surgeries and many TGNC people do not have access to health insurance. The costs of the various affirming surgeries can be an insurmountable barrier for many folx in need.

Check back to this page for the 2022 edition of the program, or email gap@inclusivekc.org for more details!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the application open?

The first grant application will be open From June 1st -September 1st. Grant awarded September 15th

How is a grant winner chosen?

The grant winner is chosen randomly from all qualified applicants.

What procedures does the grant cover?

Top surgery (mastectomy), Breast augmentation, Bottom surgery (phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, Vaginalplasty, Vulvoplasty) Hysterectomy, Vocal Feminization, Facial Feminization  

How are the funds distributed? 

Funds will be sent directly to the surgeon or facility that is performing the surgery and are intended for use within 12 months of awarding.

Who is eligible?

Anyone under the trans umbrella, 18 years or older in the Kansas City Metro Area. That will be seeking surgery from a US based surgeon within 12 months of receiving the grant.

What constitutes the KC Metro area?

MO Counties: Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray
KS Counties: Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte

What is funding this grant?

Currently, this program is being funded via personal fundraising endeavors within the community. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please consider donating.

Check back here for more information about future Gender Affirmation Project grants

Binder Exchange Program

Registration for the Binder Exchange Program open!!! Please follow the link below to register if you need a binder! We are also accepting donations daily at the Center, so swing by or send us your no-longer-needed binders!‍

Binder Exchange Registration link

If you would like more information send an email to binderexchange@inclusivekc.org

Queer Voices Book Group

Every 3rd Tuesday at 6pm

Book discussions in partnership between KCCI and the KC Public Library every third Tuesday via virtual meetings on Zoom. Hosted by Hunter Hawkins.

Books are selected by participants each month and chosen in effort to represent and highlight all racial, gender and sexual identities.

To register, email bookclub@kclibrary.org.

Check here for more information on how you can get your library card today.

EQUAL Trans Support Group

Every 3rd Thursday of the month

We are an all ages, all genders support and social group. We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Location is subject to change monthly, so keep an eye on the calendar for where we're meeting or join our Facebook group to stay up to date!

Anyone under the transgender umbrella, questioning, or an ally is welcome! Your identity will be respected.

Email equal@inclusivekc.org for more details!

Find their Facebook page here!