REQUIREMENTS:-You must be 18 years of age or older by the date of surgery.-You must have at least 50% of the total cost of your surgery at the time of application. Genderbands will cover only a portion of the surgeon's cost. You will be responsible for raising the rest of your surgical costs prior to your surgery. -You must have an active plan to continue raising funds (unless this grant reaches or exceeds your surgery costs).-You must complete your surgery within the same calendar year of being awarded the grant (excluding extenuating circumstances, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).-You must complete your surgery in the United States with a U.S. based surgeon (you may live outside of the U.S. and still apply!)-You identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming and wish to receive a bilateral mastectomy.
Please note that Genderbands grants do not pay for travel costs, hospital fees, anesthesia fees, time off work for recovery, or surgery reimbursement. Our grants are to help cover the cost of the surgery itself for those who have not yet been able to receive top surgery.
Below is a description of each grant.
*Genderbands General Top Surgery Grant Recipient may choose any US based surgeon they would like. Final amount of grant will be announced when the recipient is announced.
*Dr Geoffrey Stiller, Moscow, Idaho - Linea Cosmetic Surgery Recipient will receive top surgery, fully covered by Dr Stiller's office. Surgery will take place in Idaho at Linea Cosmetic Surgery center.
*Dr Anthony Mangubat, Tukwila, Washington - La Belle Vie Recipient will receive $2,000 off the self-paid price of $8,500 or off the recipients' insurance deductible. Surgery will take place at La Belle Vie in Washington. Two grants will be awarded for Dr Mangubat
If you are selected for a grant and can not meet the requirements to receive the award, your grant will be forfeit and given to a different applicant. You will not be considered for other grants this year. You may reapply next year, or any time after that.