AGC Scholarship Foundation is nonprofit group committed to providing both advocacy and financial support for those struggling with infertility in the U.S. 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.
Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility, be over 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
The Angels of Hope Foundation dispenses its Creating Miracles Grant to financially burdened couples in Illinois who need fertility treatments to conceive a child.
Applicants must be legally married residents living within 24 miles of Morris, Illinois. 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.
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.
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 (ASRM). In addition, applicants need to show financial stability including basic health insurance for mother/prenatal care, adequate living arrangements and means for child support.
This nondenominational, nonprofit organization provides interest free loans for a wide range of reasons to anyone living in the New York City area. You do not have to be Jewish to apply. Requirements include proof of income.
Household income and size must meet specific criteria. People must live in the NYC metro area to be eligible.
The Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund is a monetary award for in-need families struggling with infertility. These funds assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte.
Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from the REACH Clinic of Charlotte, and must be a legal permanent U.S. resident in North Carolina.
The Cade Foundation helps couples by providing grants to those struggling with infertility. The grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family (as fund permit) to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment.
Applicants must have documented infertility and must be a legal, permanent residents of the U.S.
The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys’ Family Formation Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to individuals and nonprofit organizations seeking to build families through adoption and assisted reproductive technology. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Application deadlines are September 1 and March 1 of each year.
Grant application is open to individuals or couples. At least one prospective parent in a relationship must be a U.S. citizen.
Fertility Foundation of Texas awards grants up to $12,000 (as funds permit) that can be used toward fertility treatment. Payments will be made directly to the provider on behalf of the patient. Applications are reviewed annually in 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.
Applicants must be residents of Central Texas (Waco to San Antonio) and patients of any SART clinic in the U.S. Applicants total annual household income must be below $100,000. A diagnosis of infertility must be provided by a Board Certified Reproductive endocrinologist.
Footsteps for Fertility Foundation offers grants of either, $5,000 each or less, depending on the cost of required treatment or in-kind donated services from clinical partners. Grants are awarded by random selection following a 5K-race event. They also offer a national, awarded by random selection via social media.
Race event applicants and national applicants must meet the definition of infertility as defined by SART. Race event applicants must register for the race and create a race team.
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.
Judaism must be the sole religion practiced in the home and applicants need to demonstrate a connection to Jewish life. Applicants must be U.S. residents, must demonstrate good physical and mental health and must have health insurance but not IVF coverage.
INCIID IVF Scholarships
With this program, fertility doctors donate their services and facilities to couples in need of assistance. The program is designed to cover most of the basic IVF expenses.
To be eligible, couples need to register with INCIID. They are also required to donate $55 or more annually with the INCIID community. Applicants need to provide proof of financial need and meet the medical criteria for infertility.
- Application process
Every application is kept on file for two years. Selected applicants partner with INCIID and have a small fundraising requirement. The scholarships are reviewed every month with deadlines being the last working day of every month. More information is available at http://inciid.org/node/158
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.
Applicants 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. Medical coverage is preferable, but cannot cover IVF treatment.
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.
Applicants must live in the great Philadelphia area.
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.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the U.S. and must be treated by a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist (REI) in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate that they can provide a stable home environment and significant financial obstacles with building their family.
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 offers Life Grants which can provide up to $10,000 to cover the cost of assisted reproductive technology, adoption, or third party reproduction.
Applicants must reside in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin and 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.
The Madeline Gordon Gift of Life Foundation
This organization has been assisting families with grants for IVF since 1995 in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Applying couples must not have undergone IVF treatment previously or have any children together. Couples need to live in the Greater Cincinnati area, be in good health and show a combined family income of less than $70,000.
- Application process
Applicants can send a detailed letter about their circumstances to the foundation for consideration. Find more information at http://www.gordongiftoflife.org/howcouplescanapp.html
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.
Applicants must be a resident of New York, between the ages of 21 and 44, have health insurance and be below a specific income threshold. Applicants must apply through their participating clinic.
Parental Hope is 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.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and receive treatment at the Institute of Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. Applicants must a) have a medical diagnosis of infertility by a Reproductive Endocrinologist according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s definition of Infertility; or b) be a carrier of a genetic disease or chromosomal disorder that requires the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”) services for healthy offspring; or c) a Reproductive Endocrinologist has recommended ART services due to recurrent pregnancy loss.
Partnership for Families
Partnership for Families gives couples experiencing infertility issues a second chance. The organization works to help those with a previous failed IVF attempt, genetic disease concern or cancer diagnosis.
Couples or individuals having undergone unsuccessful IVF treatment can apply. Others with a cancer diagnosis wishing to preserve their fertility can also benefit from these services.
- Application process
To see if you qualify for an IVF grant through this program, you can call UH fertility center at 216 285 5028 to receive assistance, or visit their webpage at http://www.uhhospitals.org/services/obgyn/uh-fertility-center/financing-options/partnership-for-families
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.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, under 40 years of age, show proof of medical insurance and have a physician’s recommendations for fertility treatment.
The Race to Parenthood 5K raises funds for the Road to Parenthood which provides financial support to couples struggling to pay for the cost of building their family. If you need help funding your path to parenthood, consider applying to become a Featured Couple in the next race.
Applicants should like within a 60-mile radius of Richmond, VA. Applicants must attend all race committee meetings and be willing to share their story to promote the race and raise public awareness.
The Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program
This program is catered for individuals affected by cancer treatment. The program provides fertility preservation services to couples and offers assistance through sperm banking. Services like egg and embryo freezing are also available.
Instead of providing IVF grants, the program works with clinics and companies to give discounted services and donated medications to selected applicants.
Applicants need to show an annual income of less than $75,000 if single. If married, then the annual income needs to be less than $100,000.
- Application process
More information, applications, and a list of participating sperm banks are available at www.fertilehope.org, or by calling (888) 994-HOPE
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. The grant pays for 33% of the treatment exclusively to the Houston Fertility Institute.
Applicants must live in Houston, Texas or surrounding areas, be a legal U.S. resident or have permanent resident status, be at least 18 years of age and have a combined household income of less than $175,000. Applicants must demonstrate a documented need for fertility treatment as defined by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and cannot have insurance coverage for IVF treatment or undergone previous IVF treatment. Applicants can have no biological children; those with adopted children will be considered.
Family Formation Charitable Trust is a national 501(c)3 financial grant program that helps couples/individuals with the cost of their family building efforts – adoption or assisted reproductive technology efforts – by providing grants in the amount of $500 to $2000 directly to a family or to other 501(c)(3) qualified organizations. The Family Formation Charitable Trust supports domestic, international and foster care adoptions, and all assisted reproductive technology efforts.
Applications are open to individuals, or couples, seeking to build their family through adoption or assisted reproduction as well as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve individuals seeking to build their family through adoption or assisted reproduction.
Gift of Adoption Fund offers grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available monthly to families adopting children with serious medical issues and for low-income families.
Applicants must show financial need, provide a copy of their approved home study and two letters of recommendation.
HelpUsAdopt.org 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.
Applicants must show financial records and provide a copy of their approved home study.
The National Adoption Foundation offers grants, ranging from $500 to $4,000, to families to help offset expenses directly associated with the adoption process and the formation of families.
Applicants must do a home study for have one in progress. The grant program is open to all legal adoptions including public or private agency adoptions, international, special needs or adoptions facilitated by an attorney.
Show Hope founders are Contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth. The Show Hope grant offer financial assistance to those on the adoption journey.
Applicants must be married, Christian, provide financial records and a copy of their approved home study. Applicant must be in the process of using an agency that is a nonprofit organization licensed to place children for adoption.
Fertility Preservation Grants
Banking on the Future (A Fertility Within Reach Grant Program)
Banking on the Future provides funds to cover the initial storage fees to preserve adolescent reproductive cells of cancer patients, prior to cancer treatment.
Patients must be post-pubertal and under 22 years of age, and must work with several partnered banking locations throughout the U.S. See application for partner bank listing.
The Heart Beat program offers select fertility medications at no cost, no forms to fill out, and no financial requirements.
Applicants must be female, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must provide a cancer diagnosis, with no chemotherapy within the previous six months. Applicant’s oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist must have determined that fertility preservation treatment is medically appropriate.
LIVESTRONG Fertility Program (Formerly Fertile Hope’s Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program)
Livestrong Fertility offers financial assistance to couples in need of fertility preservation before undergoing treatment for cancer. Livestrong Fertility works 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.
Applicants must have a single income under $75,000 or household income under $100,000. Applicants must also have a eligible cancer diagnosis and must not have already started fertility-reducing cancer treatments.
Team Maggie For A Cure’s provides financial assistance up to $2,500 to young women and men for the purpose of preserving eggs and sperm after a cancer diagnosis.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and between the ages of 15 and 38. Applicants must also have a cancer diagnosis, no insurance coverage and show a financial need.
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 four facilities in Florida, Minnesota, Texas and Nevada.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and able to store cells in either a Florida, Minnesota, Texas or Nevada ReproTech facility. Applicants must have a single income under $75,000 or household income under $100,000. Applicants must also have a cancer diagnosis and show that prescribed treatment presents the risk of infertility as determine by an oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist.
Fertility Medication Grants & Discount Programs
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.
Based on qualifying annual household gross income and first-time participation in the program.
The First Steps 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.
Discounts for specific medications only: Follstim, Ganirelix, and Pregynl at participating DesignRx pharmacies. Applicants must show income verification.
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. For more information about Ferring’s Heart Beat program, please call 888-347-3415. For residents of Arkansas, Massachusetts, or New Jersey, please call 877-252-0553.
Patients must be female, US citizen or permanent resident, have a diagnosis of cancer, have not undergone chemotherapy within the previous 6 months, and have an oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist have determined that fertility preservation treatment is medically appropriate.
Discounted Services for Active Duty Military & Veterans
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 a discount for their services.
The Compassionate Corps program provides free fertility medication for veterans or the spouse of a veteran who is suffering from infertility because of a service-related injury.
Applicants must be a retired member of the military or the spouse of one. The veteran or spouse must be infertile due to service-related injuries, not privately or publicly insured for infertility medications, medically retired and have been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring IVF/ART.
Heart for Heroes is a program run by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. It provides select fertility products through MDR Pharmaceutical Care to eligible infertile veterans and their spouses at no cost.
Applicants must be medically separated from active duty, Department of Defense Category 2 or 3 veteran, have incurred a service-related injury resulting in infertility, requiring assisted reproduction. Applicant must be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, be a patient and/or spouse and have no insurance coverage for IVF medication. Applicant’s physician must certify the veteran’s eligibility on the medication order form and send it to MDR.
Fertility Within Reach does not endorse these organizations or products. We offer this list of grant options as a helpful resource.
To increase your odds of successful grant application, we highly recommend you utilize our Financial Assistance Application Guide. (Link to Resources/Documents/Financial Assistance Guide)