IVF Financing: A Comprehensive Guide to IVF Grants
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IVF Financing: A Comprehensive Guide to IVF Grants
For those of us who struggle with infertility, having a child can be both emotionally and financially draining. While infertility grants are only one of the many ways to afford IVF, they are very popular among infertile couples. Due to their popularity, it can be an extremely competitive process.
In order to increase your odds of winning a grant, it is often easier to apply for niche-based grants (i.e. region-based grants, health-based grants, cultural-based grants). These are often less prominent and more specific grants, which greatly decreases the pool of applicants, thus increasing your odds of winning. We have taken the liberty to make a comprehensive list of some of the most well-known grants in the United States. We have broken them up by eligibility requirements, region and health-related requirements, to make your research just a little easier.
Before you apply to any grants, including these listed, make sure you do your research to ensure that the grant you are applying for is sponsored by a legit company or non-profit organization. Do not get scammed into sending your information or your money to a malicious website or fictitious entity.
One last thing to remember: you are not alone in your battle with infertility. There are millions of other couples who are experiencing exactly what you are experiencing at this very moment. Keep your head up, keep fighting. We can do this together. One day, it will all be worth it.
AGC Scholarship Foundation
About: 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 be facing infertility within the United States.
Notes: 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.
Baby Quest Foundation Grants
About: Baby Quest Foundation provides financial assistance through fertility grants to those who cannot afford the high costs of procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, artificial insemination, and embryo donation.
Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents of the United States and must be treated by a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist in the U.S. at an accredited facility.
• Must demonstrate overall good physical and mental health and have no medical conditions that would pose a serious risk to themselves or, in the case of females, the child they would carry (e.g. active acute infections.)
• Must maintain adequate living arrangements (must lease or own a residence.)
• Must possess means to offer continuing child support (at least one partner must maintain employment.
• Must have basic health insurance for mother and baby with sufficient prenatal coverage.
Notes: Number and amounts of grants are dependent upon the availability of funds. Grants are awarded two times yearly. Provides a dollar range of $2,000-$16,000 (combination of money and medications). Application fees apply – $50 Application fee
Cade Foundation Grants
About: This grant is offered twice per year – Once in the spring and once in the fall. Provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs medical infertility treatments and domestic adoption.
Eligibility: Open to all; applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from their doctor and must be legal, permanent U.S. residents.
Notes: Applications fees apply- $50 Application fee. Dates of Interest:
• Grant submission deadline for SPRING consideration February 1st
• Grant decisions announced for SPRING funding June 1st
• Money available for SPRING grant applicants August 1st (grant MUST be redeemed by August 1st of the following year)
• Grant submission deadline for FALL consideration July 1st
• Grant decisions announced for FALL funding October 15th
• Money available for FALL grant recipients January 1st of following year (grant MUST be redeemed by end of the year, December 31st)
• Cade Foundation Family Building Gala (required for all grant recipients)
INCIID IVF Scholarships
About: 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, fertility doctors from 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.
Notes: 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.
Journey To Parenthood
About: 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 are significant financial obstacles and financial need for building their family.
Pay It Forward Fertility
About: The Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation grant is a grant that awards funds toward fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), IVF using donor eggs and embryo adoption.
Eligibility: Applicants must be United States (U.S.) citizens or permanent U.S. residents. The age limit for the female partner is under 40 years old, unless using donor eggs or doing embryo adoption. The application states that the female patient must be under the age of 40 when starting an IVF cycle.
• Grants are awarded several times a year based on Board of Directors’ meetings• The number of grants awarded each year will vary and are contingent upon availability of funds
• The grant money can be used toward any of the costs of IVF (monitoring, ultrasounds, anesthesia, retrieval, fertilization and culture of the egg, transfer, etc.). Depending on the amount of grant money awarded, it may or may not cover all costs associated with the patient’s cycle. (Excludes blood work) The grants may not be used for cycles that have already begun and/or have been completed
Ferring's Heart Beat Program
About: A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming, and if you are of reproductive age, future fertility may be a concern. For patients pursuing fertility preservation services prior to cancer treatment, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy have developed the Heart Beat program to help ease some of the financial burden. Ferring’s Heart Beat program offers eligible patients:
• Select fertility medications at no cost
• No forms to fill out
• No financial requirements
Eligibility: Applicants must meet a list of requirements.
• US citizen or permanent resident
• Diagnosis of cancer
• No chemotherapy within the previous 6 months
• Oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist have determined that fertility preservation treatment is medically appropriate
Partnership for Families
About: The mission of Partnership for Families is to give couples a second chance at having a family. A failed in-vitro fertilization (IVF) attempt, genetic disease concern, or cancer diagnosis may create barriers that prevent some families from realizing their dream of starting a family. However, eligible couples do not have to abandon the hope of having children. Through generous community donations, Partnership for Families provides qualifying individuals with grant funding to freeze eggs for the future or to try IVF again.
Eligibility: Requirements are not listed on the website, individuals need to contact in order to know if they are individually qualified.
ARIZONA: Bloom Fertility Grant
About: Bloom Fertility has developed a grant that will cover one cycle of IVF treatment for one qualifying patient every calendar year
Eligibility: Must be a patient of Bloom Fertility. For additional eligibility requirements, email bloom fertility at email@example.com
CALIFORNIA: Northern California Fertility Medical Center
About: Every year, Northern California Fertility Medical Center raffles off a free round of IVF in order to raise awareness for infertility.
1. Up to two (2) entries per family, one entry at each of the following entry points: Facebook and the NCFMC website.
2. All entries must be received by Noon on April 29, 2018.
3. All services must be performed at NCFMC and completed by April 2019.
4. No external services will be covered, e.g., lab work, pre-cycle testing, travel, outside monitoring, etc.
5. IVF medications are included.
6. Embryo cryopreservation for one year is included.
7. Patients must have a medical need for IVF and not have a contraindication to IVF or pregnancy.
8. Patients cannot have a futile or very poor prognosis of achieving a live birth. The winner must use her own eggs and have an Antimullerian Hormone (AMH) level greater than 0.3 ng/mL.
9. Winning participant(s) for the free IVF cycle must be willing to participate in marketing opportunities surrounding this and all future contests.
10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.
11. This offer does not have any monetary value and is not transferable.
12. This offer includes fertility acupuncture (optional) at Acupuncture Fertility Specialists
CONNETICUT: Nestegg Foundation
About: Founded in 2015, the Nest Egg Foundation is a collaborative Connecticut-based non-profit organization founded to help those struggling with infertility by providing grants of financial assistance. The number of grants given is dependent upon fundraising and is variable. Not all applicants who apply and meet the medical and financial criteria will be awarded a grant. Grants will be valued at no more than $10,000. Financial grants may not be used to reimburse any clinic or medical provider for services that have already been provided.Grants can only be used to pay for In Vitro Fertilization. This can include the IVF treatment cycle, embryo, egg or sperm cryopreservation, embryo testing and cycle medications. Please keep in mind the grant will cover up to $10,000 of treatment. Applicants will be responsible for costs exceeding $10,000. Grant funding can be used at one of the two Connecticut Centers of Excellence, the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (CARS) and Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT).
• Applicants (both partners) MUST be U.S. citizens (at least four years of U.S. Citizenship) and reside in Connecticut or New York (both partners, if applicable)
• Applicants MUST have a medical diagnosis of primary infertility certified in writing by a medical provider with the following exceptions:o applicants who are part of a same-sex coupleo applicants who are single
• Applicants must have seen a Reproductive Endocrinologist within the previous 6-8 months
• Have an annual household income of less than $85,000 if single, or $140,000 if married or in a domestic partnership
CLINICAL CRITERIA GRANT APPLICANTS MUST MEET:
• Applicants MUST be between 25 and 44 years of age
• AMH > or = 1.0
• Highest Day 3 FSH of < or = 10• BAFCT > or = 10
• BMI < or = 35
• Male partner BMI < or = 40 (if applicable)
• Total motile sperm count greater than 5 million
• Non-smoking (both applicant and partner)
• Normal uterine cavity as documented by HSG and/or SHG
• No hydrosalpinx
• Heterosexual couples MUST meet the ASRM definition of infertility
• Same sex couples only:o same sex females: MUST have completed 6 IUI cycleso same sex males: two failed embryo transfers
DELAWARE: Evan David Foundation
About: An Evan David Foundation grant is a grant that awards funds toward fertility treatments with an Approved Physician. You must either reside in Delaware, or the Applicant or the Spouse must work in Delaware, in order to apply for this grant.
Eligibility: The age limit for the Applicant (female partner) is forty (40) years old at the time that 1) eggs are extracted and 2) embryos are implanted. In the case of a surrogate, the surrogate may not be over forty (40) years old.
Notes: A Physician Letter, from an Approved Physician and dated within the prior six (6) months, must be sent either by you or by the Approved Physician. Grants are awarded several times a year at Board of Directors’ meetings. Application Deadlines will be stated on the Evan David Foundation website. The number of grants awarded each year will vary and is contingent upon availability of funds. Since the grant requests greatly exceed the funds available for grants, we also encourage you to seek additional sources of fertility treatment funding.
IDAHO: Bundled Blessings
About: Bundled Blessings Fertility Foundation grants are funded through private and corporate sponsors throughout the year. In addition, proceeds raised at the Bundled Blessings Fertility Foundation annual dinner auction and any other fundraising events, are awarded as grants. The number of grants awarded and the amount ofeach grant will vary each year based on monies raised. All grants will be awarded through a lottery process at the Bundled Blessings Fertility Foundation annual dinner auction in a blind draw in front of a live audience. Each plate purchased at the annual dinner auction awards the individual one ticket into the lottery process for themselves, or someone they know diagnosed with infertility and applying for a grant. There will be a $75.00 application fee for all individuals submitting an application for a grant.
Eligibility: Bundled Blessings Fertility Foundation grants are awarded to individuals who:
• Have a medical diagnosis of infertility
• Demonstrate financial needWhat demonstrates financial need?
• Combined income
• Individual Circumstances
ILLINOIS: The Angels of Hope Foundation
About: Twice a year, in April and September, the Angels of Hope Foundation dispenses its Creating Miracles Grant to financially burdened couples in Illinois who need fertility treatments to conceive a child.
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.
INDIANA: Kevin J Lederer Life Foundation
About: The Life Foundation offers two types of grants. You can only apply for ONE type of grant.
• Financial Assistance Grants: The Life Foundation offers cash grants (maximum award is $10,000) for eligible costs towards family building. You should apply for this grant if you require third party reproduction, donor eggs, donor sperm or use of a gestational carrier. Funds will be paid directly to the service provider(s) and not to the individual receiving the grant.
• IVF cycle grant: The Life Foundation is a collaborative foundation of over 75% of all medical practices in the Chicagoland area and Central IL. If you receive an IVF cycle grant you will receive an IVF cycle from one of our partner practices. You should apply for this grant if you are planning on pursuing IVF with your own eggs. Please note that we try to align services with the practice where you have already established care, but there is no guarantee that a Donated Services Grant will be with the applicant’s current provider.
• Reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri or Wisconsin
• Have a diagnosis of infertility certified by a medical provider, with the exception of the following:
o Applicants who are single, or part of a same sex couple, are eligible to submit applications for a Life Grant
o Applicants who are applying for a grant for egg freezing for medical indications (cancer, endometriosis, other medical conditions that threaten fertility)
• For requests for infertility treatment, you MUST have completed all required medical testing within the specified time frames. Applicants who do have this information within required time frames will not be considered.
• Have an annual household income of less than $150,000
• If you are applying for a grant to do IUI, IVF, Gestational Carrier with your own eggs, or Egg Freezing for Medical Indications, you MUST meet ALL of the following criteria:
o Be 41 years or younger by January 1, 2018;
o Have a body mass index (BMI) < 40;
o Have a FSH level of < 15; ando A AMH level of >0.5
• If you are applying for a grant for IUI, IVF or FET (utilizing your own eggs or donor eggs), you must have a body mass index less than 40.
IOWA: Kevin J Lederer Life Foundation (See Indiana)
KANSAS: Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation
About: The Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation Family Building Grants are grants that will be awarded to families to support them with the cost associated with fertility treatment or adoption. Applications will be accepted once a year. Provides up to $5,000 per funded family to help with costs of medical infertility treatments and domestic adoption.
Eligibility: The Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation is for Kansas and Missouri Residents only. Open to all; applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from their doctor and must be legal, permanent U.S. residents.
LOUISIANA: Fertility Answers
About: Gift of Hope grant is offered once a year by Fertility Answers. Must a tax-paying resident of Louisiana to qualify for the grant
• Earn less than $100,000 per year (adjusted gross income) – copy of federal tax return required
• Have no or limited insurance coverage for infertility and IVF – copy of insurance cards required
• Be tax-paying residents of Louisiana
• Have a documented medical need for in vitro fertilization – doctor’s referral is required
• Have insurance coverage for prenatal care
• Can describe in their own words the compelling nature of their need for fertility treatment.
MARYLAND: Shady Grove Fertility Grant
About: Last year, the Cade Foundation established the Savannah Grant, a family building grant that will provide support to Shady Grove Fertility patients pursuing in vitro fertilization (IVF). This grant, specifically designated for a Shady Grove Fertility patient, is in honor of Savannah Caroline Pereira, a SGFC baby who tragically died in March 2010. All Shady Grove Fertility patients are eligible to receive the Savannah Grant, which will provide up to $10,000 in support for fertility treatment.
Eligibility: Savannah’s Grant is restricted to Shady Grove Fertility patients and therefore all Shady Grove Fertility applicants are automatically entered into the pool for both general Cade Foundation Family Building Grants as well as the Family Building Grant restricted for Savannah’s Grant.
Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation (See Kansas)
Kevin J Lederer Life Foundation (See Indiana)
NEW JERSEY: Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
About: In 2012, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) established the Helping Heroes Build Families program to help New Jersey-based active duty United States Military Services personnel and their spouses realize the dream of parenthood through fertility treatment in NJ.Since its introduction, RMANJ has provided over $150,000 dollars worth of free services to New Jersey-based active duty military personnel. Helping Heroes Build Families provides one complimentary in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle to qualifying New Jersey-based service members and their spouses. The cost of certain third-party services such as oocyte donation, medication, anesthesia and complementary care (massage therapy, acupuncture, etc.) are not included. Based on the deserving nature of our recipients and the overwhelming success, RMANJ has extended its Helping Heroes Build Families program into 2018.
• Be active-duty United States Military Services personnel (or spouse of) in the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, or the United States Coast Guard.
• Serve on a U.S. military base or facility located in New Jersey.
• Have been properly screened and diagnosed in collaboration with MDL-based military healthcare providers.
NEW YORK: New York State Department of Health
About: The New York State Department of Health created a mandate in 2003 to provide financial subsidy grants so that more infertility patients could access the infertility and IVF treatment they need. For more information contact Vitaliya Dovirak.
Eligibility: To apply for the New York State grant, patients must provide proof of:
• Age between 21 - 44 years
• New York state residency
• Private health insurance as primary insurance (not Medicaid, Medicare, or Family Health Plus)
• Combined gross household income, determined by most recent tax returns, of under $195k annually
Patients' insurance plan cannot provide coverage for IVF, but it can cover medications, blood work, or sonograms.
Qualified patients will pay a cost share amount (their out-of-pocket expense) determined by NY state guidelines, based on total household income level, ranging from 2.5 percent of the total costs to 97.5 percent of the costs.
Services eligible for the NY State IVF Grant Program include:
• Patient assessment (only one allowed per patient for the life of the grant)
• IVF cycles (maximum of two complete cycles per patient for the life of the grant), including
• Medications for ovulation induction• Monitoring of ovulation induction
• All laboratory & sonography testing
• Egg retrieval
• Laboratory (in vitro) fertilization
• Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as required
• Embryo transfer
The New York State grant requires that some patients try intrauterine insemination (IUI) before moving to IVF. Some patients, though, will be waived through if the physician determines IVF is optimal and preferred.
Patients who have very low likelihood of pregnancy with IVF are ineligible for the NY state grant. Examples of related conditions include:
• Abnormal FSH level
• History of 3 or more unsuccessful IVF cycles
• Several incomplete (canceled) cycles
NEW YORK: The Jade Foundation IVF Grant
About: Through an endowment from generous benefactors, the Jade Foundation IVF Grant was created for and is offered exclusively at Long Island IVF. It is funded to provide financial assistance to couples who lack insurance coverage to meet the IVF cycle expenses needed to build the family of their dreams. Qualified patients will pay a cost share amount (their out-of-pocket expense) based on total household income level. Funding through this grant program will be allocated for basic services related to an IVF fresh cycle (and exclude other types of treatment cycles such as: frozen cycles, egg donation cycles, surrogacy cycles, elective egg freezing cycles as well as the more complex embryology services such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis or screening (PGD /PGS ). Priority is given to first time parents and to those who have served or are currently serving in the US military.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants must be less than 35 years of age, have documented infertility and meet clinical criteria. Applicant candidates must be residents of Long Island, Queens or Brooklyn and have a combined household income between $50,000 and $99,999 annually. Additionally, the applicant candidates must have commercial medical insurance coverage which either does not cover their IVF treatments or for which they have exhausted their benefits.Notes: If new to our practice, interested patients should contact the Long Island New Patient Counselor at (631) 752-0606. Patients who are already in treatment with us should contact their Long Island IVF Financial Counselor to learn more about this grant. Although there is no required application form, applicants must submit proof of residency and income. Grant awards are contingent upon grant funding availability.
NEW YORK: Long Island IVF
About: If you do not have insurance or have insurance, but lack coverage for infertility services and are concerned about the cost of an IVF cycle, consider the IVF Grant. Long Island IVF has developed this program with a pharmacy, so that a complete IVF cycle can become more affordable and include the Medications Option if your health plan does not cover your medications.
The IVF Grant is aimed at making IVF affordable for every patient when it is not covered by insurance. We offer an initial consultation at no cost that includes an office visit with the physician. If IVF is determined to be the best course of treatment, and your insurance plan does not cover the pre-IVF procedures, we offer a Patient Assessment Case Rate of $500. After your Patient Assessment, our financial counselor will speak with you to outline the cost of care to you.
Couples who are eligible for the IVF Grant at Long Island IVF will pay as low as $7,500, depending on your and your partner’s combined income as reported in your prior year tax return, for one fresh IVF cycle. This fee does not include medications and covers only the IVF cycle up to the diagnosis of pregnancy. Pregnancy monitoring is the responsibility of the patient. If you have insurance coverage, we will bill your insurance carrier. If you have no insurance coverage, this will be your financial responsibility.
Eligibility: In order for Long Island IVF to determine if you are eligible for the IVF Grant, you will need to provide clear copies of the following documentation, which will be used to determine your eligibility and the amount of your IVF Grant:
• Signed Tax Return(s) for prior year (all pages) and/or W-2(s) for prior year for Patient and Partner
• Driver’s License for Patient and Partner
• Insurance Card(s), front and back, for Patient and Partner
• Credit Card on File form
Notes: THE IVF GRANT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
• Endocrine testing
• Ultrasound monitoring
• Cycle monitoring
• Egg retrieval
• Embryo transfer
• Nurse/Social worker visit
• Embryology procedures as per protocols which may include assisted hatching, co-culture, extended culture, embryo glue
• Suture, as per protocols
• Facility fee
• Cryopreservation of embryos if the Single Embryo Transfer (SET) option is selected.
THERE ARE A FEW PROCEDURES THAT CLINICALLY YOU MAY REQUIRE OR CONSIDER THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED AND MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE IVF CYCLE START:
• Anesthesia - $575
• ICSI - $2,000
• Cryopreservation of embryos and up to six months of storage if SET is not selected - $1,155.
*All Prices Subject to Change
NORTH CAROLINA: Pay It Forward Foundation
About: 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.
Notes: There are several opportunities to submit applications each year. Consult the Pay-It-Forward Foundation website for details.
NORTH CAROLINA: Reach Clinic of Charlotte
About: 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: The only restrictions for applying are
• You MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from the REACH Clinic of Charlotte
• You MUST be a legal permanent US resident in North Carolina
OHIO: Cleveland Clinic Harboring Hope Fund
About: One in eight couples has difficulty conceiving a child without medical interventions such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Cleveland Clinic’s Harboring Hope® fund is available to childless couples who have failed one cycle of IVF at Cleveland Clinic. IVF is costly, and insurance covers treatments for just 20 percent of patients. Even couples with the best chance of success may require more than one cycle of treatment.
Eligibility: Cleveland Clinic is committed to being a wise steward of the Harboring Hope® fund. While we would like to make grants available to all applicants, funding recipients for Harboring Hope® will be selected from qualified couples who meet financial and clinical criteria. Couples are free to reapply for Harboring Hope® grants as often as they wish.
OHIO: Parental Hope Grant
About: To help alleviate the financial burden of infertility, Parental Hope provides financial assistance to couples battling infertility through the Parental Hope Family Grant. There are to different types of Parental Hope Family Grant (collectively the “Grant”):
• The IVF – Parental Hope Family Grant (“IVF Grant”) covers the full cost of a standard IVF cycle to include one egg retrieval, one embryo transfer (frozen or fresh), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (if medically necessary), and IVF education day fee. The IVF Grant does not provide funds to cover the cost of any other medical services, including, but not limited to embryo freezing and storage fees, genetic testing, IVF consultation fee, and the cost of medication.
• The FET – Parental Hope Family Grant (“FET Grant”) covers the full cost of one frozen embryo transfer (“FET”). The Grant does not provide funds to cover the cost of any other medical services, including, but not limited to embryo freezing and storage fees, genetic testing, and the cost of medication.
Eligibility: Applicant (or Co-Applicant) must have one of the following:
• A medical diagnosis of infertility by a Reproductive Endocrinologist according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s definition of Infertility; or
• Be a carrier of a genetic disease or chromosomal disorder that requires the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”) services for healthy offspring; or
• A Reproductive Endocrinologist has recommended ART services due to recurrent pregnancy loss.
• Applicant (and Co-Applicant) must be citizens of the United States.
• Applicant (and Co-Applicant) must agree to receive all treatment covered by the Grant at the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio (“IRH”).
• Applicant must begin IVF cycle or undergo FET within 6 months of the date the Grant is awarded.
• Grant cannot be used for past treatment or other services related to Applicant’s (and Co-Applicant’s) infertility.
• All Grant funds shall be paid directly to IRH.
• Grant award shall be contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check of Applicant and Co-Applicant.
• Applicant must agree to keep Parental Hope updated with the progress of all treatment, including, but not limited to whether such treatment resulted in a pregnancy and live birth.
• Current or former members of the Board of Directors and Officers of Parental Hope and immediate family members (Spouse, Child, Parent, Brother, Sister, Grandparent, Step-Parent, Step-Child, Step-Brother, Step-Sister and Niece or Nephew) of the current and former Board of Directors or Officers are not eligible.
PENNSYLVANIA: JFCS Fertility Fund
About: The JFCS Fertility Fund is a fund to help individuals and families who are confronted with infertility and the financial burden of IVF treatments that are not covered by insurance.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and reside in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
TEXAS: Sparkles of Life, Inc.
About: Sparkles of Life, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting couples on their paths to parenthood. We at Sparkles of Life recognize that every family building journey is unique; and we are especially sensitive to the emotional and financial burden placed upon couples struggling to conceive. That is why we have partnered with the Houston Fertility Institute to provide deserving couples with the Sparkles' Garden of Life Grant. The Garden of Life Grant is awarded to couples who demonstrate a documented need for fertility treatment. Through the grant, those whose delayed parenting journey consists of documented infertility or miscarriage(s) receive significant financial assistance to undergo In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment.
Eligibility: All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the Sparkles' Garden of Life Grant:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a combined household income of less than $175,000
• Must demonstrate a documented need for fertility treatment as defined by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (For more information about the how the ASRM defines "documented infertility," visit: http://www.asrm.org.)
• Must not have insurance coverage for IVF treatment
• Must not have undergone previous IVF treatment
• Must have no biological children (Applicants with adopted children will be considered.)
• Must be a legal United States resident or have permanent resident status (green card)
• Must live in Houston, Texas or surrounding areas.
• Must be available to participate in the annual fundraising events.
• Must be willing to volunteer at a Sparkles of Life fundraiser or advocacy event. Selection Process
Notes: Sparkles' Garden of Life Grant Details Submission Requirements
• Only one application per household
• Each couple applying must submit the following materials:
o A Completed Application Form
o A Statement of Need: The statement of need is a 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.
o Current Financial Records: Submit your W2 form from the last two years to verify employment and income.
• Each couple applying for the Garden of Life Grant is required to pay a non-refundable $100 processing fee.
• All application materials, including W2 form(s) and PayPal receipt, must be sent together in one email submission.
TENNESSEE: Starfish Infertility Foundation
About: Starfish Infertility Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit group committed to providing financial support for those struggling with infertility in the United States. The grants awarded will give couples that do not have insurance, nor the financial resources to pay for infertility treatments, the opportunity to fulfill their dream of a family.
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. Applicants must demonstrate overall good physical and mental health, and show financial stability including basic health insurance for mother/prenatal care, adequate living arrangements and means for child support.This grant will be awarded to couples living in and around (within 50 miles of) Nashville and who are uninsured for fertility treatments, and without the financial resources to personally fund treatments. The grant can be used toward fertility treatments at any fertility clinic that is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
TEXAS: Tree of Life Grant
About: The Tree of Life Grant is designed to alleviate some of the financial and emotional stress created by infertility, to raise awareness about infertility while providing support and eliminating any negative stigma, and to celebrate the gift of life. This grant is in partnership with Fertility Foundation of Texas but is designated specifically for Jewish couples who need to undergo IVF treatment.Awards of up to $10,000 will be given to Central Texas residents and can be used toward fertility treatment through any SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies) clinic in the United States. Payments will be made directly to the provider on behalf of the patient. **Grant dollars can be applied toward embryology services, medications, laboratory services, and hospital or facility fees. No grant dollars can be applied toward physician services.
• Be Jewish. For purposes of this grant, Jewish is defined as having at least one Jewish parent from birth or conversion, with the intent of raising your child with Jewish values.
• Be Central Texas residents; Central Texas spans from San Antonio to Waco (north south) and from Mason County to Brazos County (east west).
• Demonstrate financial need based on a total household income below $100,000/year.
• Be uninsured for fertility treatment OR have exhausted infertility coverage.
• Be evaluated by, and under the care of, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who has diagnosed your cause of infertility and has prescribed a treatment plan.
• Receive treatments at a SART member clinic (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies is an affiliated society to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine).
• Applicants with primary infertility (having no other living children) and under the age of 40 (due to the significant statistical decrease in ovarian reserve) will be given priority.
UTAH: Footsteps for Fertility
About: The Footsteps for Fertility Foundation Grant is a grant which is awarded to couples who require fertility treatments to have children. Grants through Footsteps for Fertility Foundation are either, in kind donated services from Clinical Partners, or are monetary typically valued at $5,000 each or less depending on the cost of your required treatment. The Footsteps for Fertility Foundation Grant can be applied toward treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET), or up to three Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) transfers taking place within a 12 month period of time.
Participating SART recognized Fertility clinic/centers donate their services for one IVF cycle, in kind, to the Footsteps for Fertility Foundation annually, to be awarded at fundraising events as Footsteps for Fertility Foundation Grants. In addition, Footsteps for Fertility Foundation awards monetary grants, typically $5,000.
• Must meet the definition of infertility as defined by SART
• Must complete the online application and pay the corresponding fee
• Must comply with corresponding terms and conditions
• Must attend/be present at their local event should they be chosen for a grant
UTAH #2: Bundled Blessings Fertility Grant (See Idaho)
VIRGINIA: Shady Grove Savannah Grant (See Maryland)
WASHINTON: Footsteps for Fertility (See Utah)
WISCONSIN: Kevin J. Lederer Foundation Grant (See Indiana)