About Us

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OUR MISSION

We believe that all people deserve to live the truth of who they are.

Transgender people are among society’s most marginalized. They face higher rates of assault, discrimination, unemployment, eviction, homelessness and suicide. For many, gender confirmation surgery is not an option because of the financial costs. That’s where we step in.

My Transition Funding was founded in 2015 to help transgender individuals be able to live their truth. We do this by providing grants that help low-income transgender individuals afford the cost of gender confirmation surgeries.

My Transition Funding is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Meet our Board.

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GRANT SUPPORT

My Transition Funding provides grants to eligible transgender individuals, living anywhere in the world, for gender confirmation surgeries of various kinds. Find out if you are eligible for a grant here.

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OUR NETWORK OF PROVIDERS

We are open to working with the world’s foremost surgeons specializing in gender confirmation surgeries. We will work with surgeons who agree to adhere to the WPATH Standards and go through a screening process to become My Transition Funding Preferred Providers. Apply to be a provider here.

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CROSBY ROWE

Founder, Director and President

Crosby Rowe is passionate about helping others for whom surgery is part of their gender transition. A lawyer for over 30 years with degrees from Stanford and Santa Clara University, Crosby served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to leading financial services providers. An experienced non-profit director, Crosby combines her personal experience as a transgender woman with her expertise in consumer-based medical financing programs to benefit transgender individuals in need of financial help. Read more of Crosby’s story here.

  • 15% of transgender people live on incomes below $10,000,
    ... a poverty rate over four times the national average in the United States.

Apply for a Grant

OUR PROCESS

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible by reviewing our income guidelines and the list of covered surgeries and related expenses.

Step 2: Complete a Client Inquiry Form.

FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE (STEP 1)

We base grant eligibility on three factors: your Income, your Surgical Needs, and your Medical Provider.

Income: Currently, your Applicable Income (as defined in our application) cannot exceed $47,080 for U.S. residents, 48,000 Euros for residents of Eurozone countries and 60,000 Australian dollars for residents of Australia. If your country is not included in this list, we will make an appropriate determination.

What We Fund: Surgeries and Expenses related to necessary travel and lodging.

Male-to-Female Clients

  • Breast/chest surgery: augmentation mammoplasty
  • Genital surgery: orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, vulvoplasty
  • Nongenital, nonbreast surgical interventions: facial feminization surgery, voice surgery, thyroid cartilage reduction, hair reconstruction in connection with facial feminization surgery

Female-to-Male Clients

  • Breast/chest surgery: subcutaneous mastectomy, creation of male chest
  • Genital surgery: hystorectomy/salpingo-oophorectomy, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, vaginectomy

Providers: We only work with My Transition Funding Preferred Providers. Ask your medical provider if they are an MTF Preferred Provider. If they are not, please let them know they can find out more by going to mytransitionfunding.org.

COMPLETE A CLIENT INQUIRY FORM (STEP 2)

If you think you qualify for an MTF grant, we invite you to complete and submit a Client Inquiry Form through Docusign account.

GET STARTED

  1. Start CLIENT INQUIRY FORM.
  2. You will be prompted to provide your name and email address.
  3. An access code will be sent to the email address you provided.
  4. Copy and paste this access code into the DocuSign login box.
  5. You will now be able to access the form, complete it, sign it and submit it.

Once we receive your form, our goal is to let you know within two weeks whether you are eligible to move forward.

Become a Provider

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PROVIDER?

Funding from My Transition Funding may be available to your qualifying patients to fund some or all of the cost of their transition-related surgeries. We would love to learn more about your practice and see if you would like to become one of our MTF Preferred Providers.

ARE YOU A FIT FOR OUR PROVIDER PROGRAM?

Minimun Criteria to Meet:

  1. Have substantial experience in the type of procedure for which a qualifying patient is seeking funding;
  2. Adhere to the Standards of Practice of the WPATH and/or a related organization;
  3. Be willing to accept payment directly from My Transition Funding, rather than the patient, and to consider the payment received from us as final payment for the amount billed to or due from the patient.

SURGERIES WE CURRENTLY FUND

Male-to-Female Clients

  • Breast/chest surgery: augmentation mammoplasty
  • Genital surgery: orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, vulvoplasty
  • Nongenital, nonbreast surgical interventions: facial feminization surgery, voice surgery, thyroid cartilage reduction, hair reconstruction in connection with facial feminization surgery

Female-to-Male Clients

  • Breast/chest surgery: subcutaneous mastectomy, creation of male chest
  • Genital surgery: hystorectomy/salpingo-oophorectomy, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, vaginectomy
  • 41% of transgender people reported at least one suicide attempt compared to a rate of 4.6% in the general United States population.

What’s New

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2016

World Professional Association of Transgender Health 2016 Crosby Rowe will be making a presentation on My Transition Funding and its business model at the World Professional Association of Transgender Health 2016 Symposium in Amsterdam. The symposium is from June 17-June 21. Crosby’s presentation will be on June 20 and 21st. Please check the schedule for... READ MORE

Amsterdam

World Professional Association of Transgender Health 2016

Crosby Rowe will be making a presentation on My Transition Funding and its business model at the World Professional Association of Transgender Health 2016 Symposium in Amsterdam. The symposium is from June 17-June 21. Crosby’s presentation will be on June 20 and 21st. Please check the schedule for the times.

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2016

Crosby Rowe, My Transition Funding Founder and President, transitioned later in life. Crosby completed her physical transition and decided to form My Transition Funding. She is living a dynamic life in Oregon, where she is devoting her life to transgender progress, yoga, family and friends and her miniature long-haired dachshund Sayra. During her surgical transition... READ MORE

Meet Crosby

Crosby Rowe, My Transition Funding Founder and President, transitioned later in life. Crosby completed her physical transition and decided to form My Transition Funding. She is living a dynamic life in Oregon, where she is devoting her life to transgender progress, yoga, family and friends and her miniature long-haired dachshund Sayra.

During her surgical transition period, Crosby wrote the following to friends and acquaintances who did not yet know her story:

I have known, virtually my entire life, that I was a female trapped in a male body. The term, not known to me at the time was transgender. I am a transgender woman.

I didn’t know what to think or do about it and lived as a young person according to my assigned gender. Daunted by the era and social/family environments that I grew up in and my own fears, sharing this fact about me did not seem possible at the time. I told no one. There were consequences that flowed from this: difficulties letting people get close to me, depression and other disorders.

The highlight of my life was meeting my spouse. We created a beautiful family of three boys, now men, and live a blessed life. We were lucky in life. But there was still something in my relationships, even the most important ones, that I was leaving out. But the fears (real and imagined) of sharing my secret had a strong grip on me and I remained silent. It wasn’t until the past several years that grip of my secret weakened, as the strength of the need to be myself grew and the consequences of not doing so became more severe. I came out to my dear wife spouse as a transgender woman and subsequently to our three sons and my mom, brother and sister. I shared with them that virtually my entire life, I knew I was a female in a male body. I had already started hormone therapy to begin a physical transition from male to female, but made a decision to proceed with sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Decisions of course have consequences. Many of you know that at the time of our last reunion, my wife and I had separated by mutual decision. And we are in the final stages of our divorce. We are still mutually supportive of each other in many ways. Our three sons, all grown young men, have each been supportive in their own ways. There are other people close to me in my life who will not accept me as a woman, but it is my hope they will some day. I know it’s different for everybody and I understand and respect that. I’ve adopted a new name as part of this process. Under the laws of the State of Oregon, where I live, and the U.S. I am considered female.

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  • One application, one donation, one provider - a life changes

CONTACT

MY TRANSITION FUNDING
P.O. Box 1953, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

info@MyTransitionFunding.org