The Transgender

education foundation

The Frances Thompson Education Foundation is now The Transgender Education Foundation

Mission + Vision

The Transgender Education Foundation works to increase education access to high-potential transgender students experiencing financial difficulty balancing gender transition and academic costs. 

Economic Mobility:

We envision a world in which transgender students have access to dignified work, and financial mobility, and are prepared to be respected leaders in society.

Purpose and Belonging:

Students who benefit from our programs develop pride in a shared history and cultural competency, increasing a sense of purpose and belonging.

HIV Prevention:

Our investment in students' long-term education creates pathways to employment outside of survival sex work which prevents the transmission of HIV.

Without our services, many of our students would have had to choose between authenticity and continuing their studies.

Our organization is fighting to eliminate that from being a choice trans youth have to make.