Grants are a popular option when attempting to finance fertility treatment. You can find grants for fertility treatment, medication, and adoption expenses. There is usually an administrative fee for your application and be sure to read the fine print as there may be limitations on where you need to have your treatment or the grant may not cover all expenses. Still, they are an excellent option to consider if you are unable to fund treatment on your own.
- Infertility Treatment
- Fertility Preservation
- Fertility Medication Grants/Discounts
- Military Discounted Treatments/Medications
AGC Scholarship Foundation
AGC Scholarship Foundation is nonprofit group committed to providing both advocacy and financial support for those struggling with infertility in the United States. The AGC Hope Scholarship will give couples who do not have the financial resources to pay for infertility treatments the opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming parents.
Eligibility: Patients must facing infertility within the United States.
Application Process: Applicants will be asked to complete a confidential application describing their infertility history, personal situation, and financial need. Application deadlines are typically in the Spring and Fall.
Eligibility: In order to be selected, applicants must be legally married residents who live within 24 miles of Morris, IL.
Applicants must have little or no insurance coverage and no children living in their home. Preference is given to couples early on in their fertility treatments who have likelihood for a successful outcome, as indicated by medical reports.
Application Process: Interested applicants must complete an application and include a letter from their doctor, a medical records release, and a financial statement.
BabyQuest Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to grant financial assistance to those who cannot afford infertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, egg donation, and surrogacy. Applications are accepted from heterosexual, same sex couples, and singles.
Eligibility: Applicants may reside anywhere in the United States. They must demonstrate financial need and submit required medical documentation. Applicants must demonstrate overall good physical and mental health, be under the age of 40, and meet the definition of infertility as deemed by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. In addition, applicants need to show financial stability including basic health insurance for mother/prenatal care, adequate living arrangements and means for child support.
Application Process: Grants, are to be awarded twice in 2016. Application deadlines are May 25, and November 10 and may be used at the recipient’s fertility clinic of choice in the U.S. The application is available on the BabyQuest Foundation website.
The Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund
The Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund is a monetary award for in-need families struggling with infertility. These funds will assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte.
Eligibility: Applicants MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from the REACH Clinic of Charlotte. Applicants MUST be a legal permanent US resident in North Carolina. There are no other restrictions.
Application Process: All applications may be obtained and submitted through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte after an initial consultation. REACH Clinic of Charlotte, 1524 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28207, Phone: 704-343-3400 Website: NorthCarolinaFertility.com
The Cade Foundation
Since 2004, the Cade Foundation has helped couples by providing grants to those struggling with infertility. The grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. The number of applications funded as well as the amount of funding depends on the success of the Cade Foundation’s fundraising activities.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants must have documented infertility, be legal, permanent residents of the United States, and submit the grant application with the $50 processing fee.
Application Process: The two-part application must also include a detailed plan on how the applicants will contribute financially to their fertility treatments. Completed applications are due on February 1 and July 1 of 2016.
The Family Formation Charitable Trust
The American Academy of Adoption Attorney’s Family Formation Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to those individuals and nonprofit organizations seeking to build families through adoption and assisted reproductive technology. Grants will range from $500.00 to $2,000.00. Application submission deadlines are September 1 and March 1 of each year. The application process is open to individuals, or couples, seeking to build their family through adoption or assisted reproduction. At least one prospective parent in a relationship will be required to be a United States citizen. There is a $25 application fee, payable by check.
The Fertility Foundation of Texas
Fertility Foundation of Texas awards grants up to $12,000 (as funds permit) to Central Texas (Waco to San Antonio) residents that can be used toward fertility treatment through any SART clinic in the United States. Payments will be made directly to the provider on behalf of the patient.** Applications are reviewed twice a year (December and June). Applicants are asked to submit application with support documentation including a Signed Treating Physician form. Visit their website to learn qualifications and grant limitations.
Footsteps for Fertility Foundation
Grants through Footsteps for Fertility Foundation are either, $5,000 each or less grants depending on the cost of your required treatment or in kind donated services from Clinical Partners. There are two types of grant recipients.
1. Grants are awarded by random selection following a 5K-race event.
2. They also offer a National Application where applications are due by November 21st, 2015.
National Grants will be awarded by random selection and announced one week later via social media. All applicants will also be notified by email. Visit their website for details on qualifications and how you can register for 5K events.
Hasidah is the voice of hope and compassion that raises awareness of infertility, connects people to support resources, and reduces financial barriers to treatment in the Jewish community. We are currently providing financial assistance for IVF in Northern California and Ohio and are growing our grant and loan programs. Applications are accepted on a limited basis. Please see their website www.Hasidah.org or call 415.323.3226 for more information.
INCIID IVF Scholarships
Each year, the InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination offers a national scholarship program designed to help couples who cannot afford IVF fertility treatments on their own. With this program, respected fertility clinics from across the United States donate their state-of-the art facilities and services to needy couples. The program covers most of the basic IVF costs.
Eligibility: Before couples can become eligible, they must register with the INCIID community and donate at an annual rate of $55 or more. Applicants must meet the criteria for infertility as defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and must demonstrate financial need. While some kind of medical coverage is preferable, it cannot cover IVF treatment.
Application Process: Each application is kept on file for two years. Those selected to receive the donated treatment partner with INCIID and have a small fundraising requirement. Scholarships are reviewed monthly. Deadlines are the last working day of each month.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS) has a fund to help individuals and families who are confronted with infertility and the financial burden of fertility treatments that are not covered by insurance. To learn about the qualifications and how to apply call 866.JFCS.NOW or visit www.jfcsphilly.org/fertilityfund.
Journey to Parenthood
Journey to Parenthood helps couples and individuals dealing with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents by providing financial and emotional support along their journey, as well as to provide education and resources. Grants awarded are up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Applicants need to be a U.S. Citizen residing in the U.S. and must be treated by a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist (REI) in the United States. They must be able to demonstrate that they can provide a stable home environment for the child while demonstrating that there is a significant financial obstacles and need financial assistance with building their family.
Application Process: Go to their website for more information or to download and application.
Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation
The Life Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote health and alleviate mental and physical distress of individuals and couples diagnosed with infertility through education and financial assistance grants. The foundation is offering Life Grants which can provide up to $10,000 to cover the cost of assisted reproductive technology, adoption, or third party reproduction.
Eligibility: Reside in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. Applicants residing in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin must have a diagnosis of infertility certified by a medical provider, with the exception of applicants who are single, or part of a same sex couple
Application Process: Individuals seeking financial assistance are required to submit an application explaining the specifics of their situation and identifying their financial needs.
New York State Infertility Demonstration Program (New York DOH IVF grants)
New York created a series of grants to reduce the cost of fertility treatments. This program works with New York fertility clinics signed up for this program, to defray the costs off treatment. Depending on household income, patients receive a discount of 2.5% to 97.5% off their treatment costs. Patients apply through their participating clinic. Other requirements include patient’s must be a resident of New York, be between ages 21 – 44, have health insurance (not Medicare, etc.) and below a specific income threshold. For additional information contact visit their website, email: email@example.com or call Phone: (518) 474-1911. Here is a list of clinics that participate in the program.
Parental Hope is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness about infertility, providing emotional support to those battling infertility through support groups and providing financial support to couples battling infertility through the Parental Hope Family Grant. To learn more about the qualifications and how to apply visit their website today. Application Deadline: September 1, 2016
The Pay-It-Forward Foundation helps couples in North Carolina who are struggling with infertility afford additional fertility treatments if past procedures have failed. This foundation helps couples who cannot afford treatments like IVF, donor egg IVF, and embryo adoption, military personnel who want to preserve fertility before deployment, or cancer patients who want to preserve fertility before treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.
Eligibility: In order to be considered for a grant, couples must complete the application, write a detailed history about fertility issues, provide a letter from their doctor describing past fertility treatments, include proof of income with documentation, and allow the foundation to share their story with media personnel if they are selected.
Application Process: There are several opportunities to submit applications each year. Review of applications take place approximately six weeks after each application deadline.
Sparkles of Life
Sparkles of Life, Inc., is a Texas-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families on their paths to parenthood, including educating and supporting women through the IVF process. The organization’s Garden of Life Grant will help cover the costs of IVF for five couples each year.
Eligibility: The Garden of Life Grant is awarded to couples who demonstrate a documented need for fertility treatment.
The grant pays for 33% of the treatment exclusively to the Houston Fertility Institute. Grant recipients must show they can pay the remainder of associated medical costs (i.e. medications, post-treatment medical procedures, etc.).
Application Process: Each couple applying must submit the following materials: a completed application form, a statement of need (letter, no longer than 500 words, detailing your family building journey and explaining why you deserve to be awarded the Sparkles’ Garden of Life Grant; current financial records (submit your W2 form from the last two years to verify employment and income), and a $100 application fee.
Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are available to prospective adoptive parents four times a year. The Foundation offers aid to families for expenses associated with the adoption and raising of children through grants provided by the foundation, their Adoption Credit Card, 529 college savings plans and unsecured loans. Visit their website for additional information.
Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available monthly to families adopting children with serious medical issues and for low-income families.
The Family Formation Charitable Trust
See details under Infertility Grants
Helpusadopt.org is a national nonprofit that helps couples and individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants of up to $15,000. Helpusadopt.org supports domestic, international and foster care adoptions. The organization awards $100,000 in grants three times per year ($300,000 awarded annually). In order to be eligible, applicants must have a valid home study and submit the grant application. There is no application fee. Please visit www.helpusadopt.org/apply for more information and to download the application.
Show Hope formerly known as Shaohannah’s Hope, in honor the founder’s daughter. The founders are Contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth. Please visit their website to review their eligibility criteria including the applicants must be married, Christian and through a nonprofit agency.
Banking on the Future
Banking on the Future is a program within the nonprofit organization, Fertility Within Reach. They provide funds to cover the initial storage fees to preserve reproductive cells of cancer patients, prior to cancer treatment. They have negotiated a significant discounted rate for patients to pay in subsequent years. Banking on the Future serves individuals up to the age 21. Applications are available online, powered by DocuSign.
Fertile Action’s Parenthood After Cancer Treatment (PACT) Grant provides financial support for female cancer survivors. It is not a cash award. It significantly reduces the cost of IVF, egg donation and surrogacy for cancer survivors through fertility specialists who have agreed to offer their services at a discount or donate their services to the grantee.
Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program
Financial assistance is available to couples in need of fertility preservation before undergoing treatment for cancer. They are a part of the Fertile Hope organization. They work with fertility clinics and companies to provide discounted treatment and medications. Eligible patients must make under $75k single/ $100k combined income, have an eligible cancer diagnosis and must not have already started fertility-reducing cancer treatments.
The Verna’s Purse program provides significantly discounted long-term storage fees for qualified patients storing or transferring cryopreserved reproductive tissue specimens to one of ReproTech’s three facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Nevada. Applications are ongoing.
IVF Greenlight is a savings program offered by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. Cash paying patients may apply for savings on human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), progesterone, and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) products. Eligible patients will receive discounts on their products: 50% on BRAVELLE and 15% on MENOPUR, NOVAREL, and ENDOMETRIN. IVF Greenlight is available to all cash paying patients, irrespective of income. There are no financial criteria to qualify and no income verification documents to complete.
The Compassionate Care Program is offered by EMD Serono. Their patient assistance program is designed to provide savings on EMD Serono fertility medications. Patients who demonstrate financial need and have a valid prescription may qualify for 50% to 75% off the self-pay price of EMD Serono fertility medications or $10 off per unit after completing a mail-in rebate. Eligibility is based on qualifying annual household gross income and first-time participation in the program.
For details and their enrollment form, please visit www.EMDSeronoCompassionateCare.com or call 1-855-541-5926.
First Steps Program
This program is available to cash-paying patients who qualify based on income or hardship cases. Patients may receive to up to 75% off their prescription purchase price. Everyone who applies receives some level of discount: the greater the need, the larger the discount. This program assists with specific medications: Follstim, Ganirelix, and Pregynl. Patients can save 25%, 50% or 75% off the cash price at participating DesignRx pharmacies. Visit the website for additional details.
Fertility clinics may work directly and have arranged a discounted rate for cash paying patients. Consult with your clinic and pharmacies.
Many fertility clinics are proud to support our active duty military and veterans by providing a special discount on fertility treatment. Ask your clinic if they offer such discount program and learn whether you qualify.
Compassionate Corps Program
The Compassionate Corps Program provides free fertility medication to those who are eligible. This includes: a retired member of the military or the spouse of one; a veteran or the spouse of a veteran who is: Infertile due to a service-related injury, not privately insured for infertility medications, medically retired, and have been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring IVF*/ART. The medication is available to patients whose fertility clinic is participating in the program. You can access the application and learn more about the program on their website.
Now that you have reviewed an extensive list of grants available to help fund fertility treatment, you may have found one you would like to pursue. We highly recommend you visit our webpage, Financial Assistance Application Guide. This page provides tips on how to properly fill out a grant application to ensure you have an opportunity for consideration.
Fertility Within Reach, Embryo Donation International and Dr. Craig Sweet of Specialists In Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, are not endorsing organizations/products, but rather providing the most up-to-date and extensive list of funding options available to infertility patients.