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About Us

Our mission is to help the most vulnerable members of our community feel seen and supported through access to life-saving health and wellness services.

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$472,500+

awarded across all financial aid programs

13,800+

free chest binders and femme shapewear garments donated

98

countries served (and counting!)

Our programs

Annual Transgender Surgery Fund

This scholarship-like program provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery.

HRT Access Fund

Through Plume, this scholarship-like program provides 12 months of free medical care for trans folks seeking gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Electrolysis Support Fund

This scholarship-like program provides direct financial assistance to trans femme people in need of permanent hair removal services they cannot otherwise afford.

Free Chest Binders

This program provides chest binders (specially-designed compression garments) to trans people who cannot otherwise afford or safely obtain them.

Free Femme Shapewear

This program provides shapewear (specially-designed compression underwear/gaffs) to trans femme people who cannot otherwise afford or safely obtain them.

Our guiding principles

These values are the foundation of the work we do.

1

Affirmation

The work we do, the heart of our mission, is to provide powerful affirmation for the people we serve. Trans people who feel seen, supported, and valid are able to live their authentic lives.

2

Access

We aim to serve the members of our community who have the biggest hurdles in accessing the care they need—whether it's financial, geographical, or institutional.

3

Equity

Our equity-based processes seek to address the failures of disparate levels of privilege and access.

4

Empowerment

The results of our programs work must always have a transformative impact beyond direct service.

5

Celebration

With so many narratives and stories around trans hardship, we work to instead foster trans joy! We aim to celebrate the resilience and beauty of the people we serve.

Our history

Point of Pride was founded by the leadership of Point 5cc, a clothing and apparel company by and for trans folks.

Since 2011, Point 5cc had donated a portion of proceeds of every order to an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund. Point 5cc also began one of the first and largest international chest binder donation programs as well as a breast form donation program.

Demand for support from the community grew quickly, far outpacing what the small company was able to provide.

That’s why we formed Point of Pride in 2016—an independent sister non-profit organization with a dedicated team to grow our fundraising efforts, help more members of our community feel affirmed and celebrated, and speak out for the need for inclusive and supportive changes in our society.

Since then, Point of Pride has awarded almost half a million dollars in direct financial assistance and donated thousands of gender-affirming garments to trans youth and adults in all 50 states and around the world.