Grants For Fertility
When the expense is out of pocket, it can be discouraging for patients when the primary barrier to building a family is financial. We’ve gathered information about nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance to infertility patients.
Baby Quest Foundation Grant
o Grants are awarded two times yearly. They provide a dollar range of $2,000 to $16,000 with a combination of money and medications. This is open to all, genders, singles, same sex couples, all who are permanent residents of the U.S. Visit the website at https://www.babyquestfoundation.org/applying-for-a-grant/ to learn more about the requirements and applying for a grant.
Footsteps for Fertility
o The Footsteps for Fertility Foundation Grant is a grant which is awarded to couples who require fertility treatments to have children. Grants are donated services from Clinical Partners, or are monetary typically valued at $5,000 each or less depending on the cost of your required treatment. To learn more about the Footsteps for Fertility grant visit their website at https://footstepsforfertility.org/grants
Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation – Fertility Grant
o The grant applies only to IVF, IVF with donor eggs and embryo adoption. The grant amount varies among the grant recipients, and partial and full grants can be awarded. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Visit Pay It Forward Fertility’s FAQ’s for more information about the grant and eligibility requirements. Visit www.payitforwardfertility.org for more information on how to apply.
Starfish Infertility Foundation
o Starfish Infertility Foundation is a nonprofit group committed to providing financial support for those struggling with infertility in the United States. The Bexleigh and Braxton grants will give couples that do not have infertility insurance, nor the financial resources to pay for infertility treatments the opportunity to fulfill their dream of a family. Applicants will be asked to complete a confidential application describing their infertility history, personal situation, and financial need.
o The Braxton Grant in the amount of up to $5,000 will be awarded to couples living in the United States and are uninsured for fertility 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).
o The Bexleigh Grant in the amount of up to $5,000 will be awarded to couples living in and around (within 100 miles) of Nashville, TN and are uninsured for fertility 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).
oVisit www.starfishinfertilityfoundation.org for more information on the Starfish Infertility Foundation grants.
Parental Hope Family Grant
oThere are two types of Parental Hope Family Grants: In Vitro Fertilization Grant and Frozen Embryo Transfer Grant. Grants cover the full cost of treatment, but all medical services must be conducted at the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are no geographical restrictions on where the applicant currently lives, but at least one applicant must have an infertility diagnoses as outlined in the grant application. Visit www.parentalhope.org to learn more and apply.
The Hope for Fertility Foundation National Grant
o There are up to two grant cycles per year. Dates of cycles can be found on the website. Multiple grants may be awarded per grant cycle, depending on available funds, grants are up to $5,000. Grant may not be applied to medications and travel expenses. The grant is available to couples who are married, are legal residents of the United States, and have been officially diagnosed with infertility by a medical professional. Visit www.hopeforfertility.org to learn more.
The Tinina Q Cade Foundation – Family Building Grant
o 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. Open to all; applicants must have a diagnoses of infertility from their doctor and must be legal, permanent U.S. residents. Visit www.cadefoundation.org for more information about the Family Building Grant.
It is also important to check with your employer benefits to see what is available for you to also utilize!
There are many resources out there that offer scholarships and grants that are nationally available or more local to where you are.
Photo: Taken by Brenna Bickel, at the Footsteps for Fertility walk in April 2019.
She weighed 8lbs 7oz and is the most beautiful being I have ever laid eyes on. We were instantly in love, and I'd do it a thousand times again for her. It was painful, heartbreaking, and scary but the moment I laid eyes on my baby girl, it all melted away. I still will look at her, and can't believe she's mine. That it actually worked. She's my everything, and we're so lucky, and finally a family.