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Trans Lifeline Microgrants

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We open our application at the beginning of each month and keep it open until we reach our capacity for that month. We'll re-open the application on December 1st.

At Trans Lifeline Microgrants, we see, support, and welcome all varied gender identities and experiences. Where historically and socially many identities are excluded from the trans spectrum, our organization embraces and elevates them, recognizing that each of us share a very unique experience with gender. If you aren’t cisgender, you are eligible and encouraged to apply for our services.  

Our application for services is currently down while we get caught up with those who have already applied. Thank you for your patience, it will be up again as soon as possible.

Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the Trans Lifeline Microgrants application re-opens.

We do this work because it matters deeply to us, but the need for our services often outreaches our resources. A recent influx of social media attention has increased that need dramatically. Because we're a small organization with finite capacity, we have had to limit the number of applications we can take per month. If you're seeing this message, we have reached that limit. Please check in again at the beginning of November, when the application will be back up.


The Trans Lifeline Microgrants program can help you change your legal name and update your government identification documents. Our advocates will guide you through the process and paperwork, and then we’ll cut you a check for the entire cost.

  • Passport
  • Driver's License and State ID
  • Court Order Name Change
  • Immigration Documents

At this time we are not able to offer financial assistance for:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Medical needs or procedures
  • Housing

We work with our recipients to determine what documents they want, and offer support  determining what the fees are and sending paperwork and further info if requested.

Microgrants provides people the money they need for those fees, and do not require paperwork in return from our clients.

Microgrants was founded in November 2016 as a separate organization, the Trans Assistance Project. It merged with Trans Lifeline in 2017. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail [email protected]