Advancing Access To

Gender Affirming Resources

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For many transgender people, gender-affirming surgeries can be out of reach due to high cost and insurance exemptions. The American Medical Association and the World Health Organization have deemed healthcare for trans people to be medically-necessary and life saving. The Stay Gold Fund will strive to remove the stigma around this important step in the transition journey.

The Stay Gold Fund, in partnership with Stonewall Community Fund, provides financial support to transgender people for gender affirming surgeries.


The Stay Gold Foundation provides financial support for trans individuals in New York City seeking gender-affirming procedures related to transition, including certain surgeries. Multiple grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded this summer.   


To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Live in New York City  

  • Have raised or saved at least 30% of the cost of their procedure, or have at least 30% of the cost of the procedure covered by insurance 

  • Have identified and contacted a doctor or surgeon for their procedure 

  • Demonstrate emotional urgency 

  • Be able to demonstrate a support system that can see to their needs in the weeks that follow gender affirming care 

Completed applications are due by noon on Friday, July 1, 2022.  

We need your help to reach our goal of $75,000. Every dollar you give goes to help transgender and gender non-conforming people access life saving gender affirming healthcare.   


We need your help to turn the stay gold fund into a sustainable life raft for the trans community, as an ongoing charity project designed to change lives for the better

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