Who We Are & What We Do ?
Dedicate implementation of Better Healthcare, Education, Livelihood for LGBTQ+ Community Development with focus on eliminating helplessness and struggle of over 2.5 Million LGBTQ+ individuals of India & our global community.
Supporting a world where all people are free to express their gender identity and sexual orientation with pride. We Believe in LGBTQ+ to receive equal rights & opportunities.
About Our Cause
Our initiative is to assist Transgender Community Globally with grants, to ease the struggle of their transitioning from Female to Male (FTM) and Male to Female (MTF).
Our cause considers their Medical History and verifies every documentation post which we fund their surgeries, help them with post surgery care and provide accommodation for post surgery recovery stay.
TALMS™ (Trans.Alms), the first of its kind, India-based charity foundation has been launched to help transgender people with monetary grants for transitional surgeries across the globe through personal and corporate funding. The grants will be applicable for transition-related surgeries for transgender women (male-to-female) and transgender men (female-to-male), post-surgery medical care and post-surgery stay.
Our cause is primarily towards transitional surgeries, which require certain prerequisite documents, as prescribed by medical institutions and practitioners. Therefore our Foundation abides by these guidelines, and applicants are expected to comply with the same.
*Gender dysphoria is a debilitating medical condition of experiencing discomfort owing to the disconnect between one’s gender identity and sex assigned at birth.
About TALMS™ Registration
We are registered as a Non Profit Foundation in Maharashtra, India operating worldwide, under Section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 with approved 12A and 80g status. We have been managing our operations online from our registered address Geeta Niwas, Prabhu Alli, Opp Municipal Garden Vasai West, Mumbai, MH, India. 401201 . You can view updates on our official website, and also you can know more about our activities on our Facebook & Instagram page.
License Number 132100
Registration No: 375344
12A & 80G Approved
Under Section 8 (1) of the Companies Act. 2013 Registered as a Non Profit Foundation in Maharashtra, India. Operating Worldwide.
Message from Our Founder
Mann Chavan, Founder & Director, TALMS™ Charity Foundation says "As a transgender man myself, I have lived and know the struggle to secure funds for gender-affirming surgeries. The transgender community has been gaining momentum in terms of social awareness and acceptance over the years, however financial empowerment continues to be an area of concern. Medically transitioning can be a great relief to alleviate gender dysphoria* and help transgender people assimilate into their gender. Unfortunately, medical transition involves heavy costs that most trans people may not be able to access. I aim to bridge this gap through providing monetary relief.
Our Social Impact Initiative
#For Transgender Community
Transgender Gender Affirming surgery grants.
Sponsoring Transgender Primary Healthcare courses.
# For LGBTQ+ Community
LGBTQ+ Mental Healthcare Therapy sessions.
LGBTQ+ HIV / AIDS support & awareness.
Employment / Livelihood
Job Board for LGBTQ+ candidates.
Our Team is a family of young creative minds and experienced knowledgeable senior professionals. We strive together towards our cause and make a ever lasting impact for the people we support and come across. We are driven to succeed and create more value together. We stand for change and to bring a better future for Humanity.
Founder & CEO
Head - Finance & Accounting
Head - Operations
Head - LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Principal Counselor- LGBTQ+ Mental Health (Wellbeing)
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Principal Consultant - (Substances abuse)
Message from Our Director
My Story Starts with my support for my Son - Mann Chavan. He has inspired many as Trans Man and has made us proud as a family. We have seen his transition from FTM and it was not easy for him or for us as a family to see him go through this immense pain and struggle.
He never left us and neither did we but the whole journey was not as easy as it sounds. There are many who are unfortunate to receive this support, understanding and help. I know because I have been through the transition with him.
It is not easy. Finances play a crucial role and I had my share of feeling, the crunch to save our son. He is a self made Man and we are proud of how far he has come. His vision makes us want to help more people in the similar situations.
At the age 70 I feel it's high time I stepped up and came out to the world along with my son to make the change.
It's a war out there. Your son or daughter is fighting alone. Let's Help them.
It's my goal to help as many as I can for as long as I live and I could.