Gender Affirmation Project
Due to the amazing response of the Gender Affirmation project last year, KCCI is announcing the return of this grant program for 2022.
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 people (ages 18+) within the Kansas City metro who need assistance paying for gender affirming surgeries or associated costs by way of a $1,000 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.
We are currently fundraising for this grant, if you are able, please donate here. https://gofund.me/e038ef77
Once the funds have been raised, our application will be open June 1st to September 1st. We are committed to helping uplift the TGNC community in KC!
If you would like to apply simply fill out the form here. GAP Application Form
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.