The Jim Collins Foundation

The Jim Collins Foundation raises money for those transgender people who need gender-confirming surgery as an important step toward becoming their true selves, but are without the financial means to access care. The founders and the board recognize that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery. Their mission is to aid those who do by abating the despair that comes with realizing the monetary hurdle is too high to clear. Finding surgery unattainable can result in hopelessness, depression and sometimes suicide.

Allies who are moved to help can certainly do so by donating to this worthy non-profit, but also by checking to see if your own insurance company discriminates. Until the trans community is granted the same access to medically necessary care and protections from discrimination under the law, they will remain marginalized. Pressuring insurance companies and elected officials to actively move toward full equality is action we can — and must — all take.

Take Action:

Donate and spread the word about this great organization through their website: Jim Collins Foundation

Additional Activism: Free CeCe, a documentary on CeCe McDonald

More info:

Listen to the source segment for this activism at BOTL Activism: The Jim Collins Foundation, episode #801 "If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point (Trans* Rights)”

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

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  • commented 2016-04-03 08:48:19 -0400
    I was told by someone on FB that this fund can help me fund my top surgery…. the funds I saved up I had to use because my wife had to have spinal surgery on her T1 T2 3, 4 and 5 and on the 3,4, and 5 in the feont of her neck. A Plate was put in the front, 4 screws and a fusion in the back I had to take off from work without pay for 3 weeks in order to care for her….. if I didn’t really need the help I wouldn’t ask for it. All I need is $2000 because my insurance will cover the rest this is just what my out of pocket deductible is. Please help if you can. Thank you very, very much inadvance.
  • commented 2015-11-12 00:46:44 -0500
    A friend from FB told me bout your foundation and I hope ya’ll can help me with this problem I’ve got bout being in the wrong body. Everything says I’m a women but my body tells everyone I’m male and I hate being male I’ve been living fulltime since September 12th 2012 and when I went full time it felt right I am happer as a women it makes me feel good my whole wordrope is all women’s clothes everything I even got myself makeup and a purse makeup bag shoes the whole 9 yard’s . people know me by all my pretty cloth’s. I live in Lowell Ark and have no idea where to go for HRTs or a therapist in north west Ark .