Life is a precious thing and it can feel even more precious to those who cannot conceive. While a slew of fertility treatment options are available to help couples having difficulties trying to conceive, IVF treatment and other therapy costs can be prohibiting when it comes to fulfilling your desire for a family.
In an effort to help those wishing to receive some financial assistance for fertility treatment options, here are some resources that can help aid in your journey through fertility treatments.
Baby Quest Grant
The Baby Quest Foundation provides aid to those who cannot afford pricey fertility treatments such as artificial insemination, egg freezing, egg and sperm donation, in vitro fertilization, gestational surrogacy and embryo donation.
Grants are awarded twice a year and range from $2,000 to $16,000.
This grant is open to all people who are U.S. citizens of any gender, including those who are single and same-sex couples. There are application fees. For more information, click here.
Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, also known as the Cade Foundation, was started in 2005 and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to families for fertility treatments and adoptions.
This grant is award once a year and is worth $10,000.
The application is open to all, but the family must have an infertility diagnosis made by a doctor and be a legal, permanent U.S. citizen. For more information, click here.
The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination Scholarship
INCIID, pronounced as “inside,” is a non-profit organization that helps couples know and understand their family options. They also provide information and support for the diagnosis, treatment and guidance of infertility, lost pregnancies and adoption.
INCIID launched the first IVF Scholarship Program in April 2004 and it’s currently the only one. This also includes treatment, doctor care and monitoring at a designated clinic.
To be eligible you must be an INCIID Interactive Community Bronze Member or higher.
From here, a selection committee decides what couple it would like to pick based on their cost-of-living, pay stubs, taxes and a letter from a doctor deeming IVF as necessary. For more information, click here.
Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation Life Grant
The “Life Foundation,” founded in 2014, honors the life and legacy of Dr. Kevin Lederer, a physician that specialized in infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
This non-profit’s goal is to promote the health of and quell the mental and physical pain of those who, whether they be couples or an individual, have been diagnosed with infertility by offering financial assistance.
Two important programs are offered:
- Educational events for patients
- Financial aid and services that are donated through the Life Grant program
Applicants must reside in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. A diagnosis of infertility must also be made, but there is an exception for single applicants or applicants who are a same-sex couple.
The highest amount the grant is allowed to pay out is $10,000. Procedures that have been done in the past cannot be covered by the Life Grant. For more information, click here.
Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation Fertility Grant
This non-profit organization, established in 2008, offers a grant that helps out with in vitro fertilization treatments, and IVF that involves donor eggs and embryo adoption.
It should be noted that there is a donation fee of $50 for processing the application. Grant amounts that participants receive can vary, and there are even partial and full grants that can be received.
To be eligible to apply, there is an age limit for the female. She must be under 40 years old unless donor eggs are being used or an embryo adoption is taking place, and she must be under 40 when she starts IVF.
Applicants also need to be permanent, legal U.S. citizens. For more information, click here.
This financial assistance program provides both advocacy and scholarships for those struggling with infertility in the United States. It is distributed twice a year and requires that applicants complete a confidential application describing their infertility history, personal situation and financial need.
The number of scholarships awarded each year and their value is dependent upon the financial need of the recipient. For more information, click here.
Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program
This program provides fertility preservation assistance to couples whose fertility may be affected by cancer treatments. The program offers assistance through sperm banking and egg and embryo freezing. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements to be considered. To review the requirements and find out more information, click here.
In-State Assistance Programs:
New York State Infertility Demonstration Program
This program offers a grant for IVF.
For eligible applicants, assistance is provided to individuals who are privately insured but their insurance either does not fully cover the treatment, or it covers it but there is nothing left for other expenses such as doctor visits.
These funds aren’t just given to any treatment center either. Only the centers showing the highest rates of success in IVF treatments and patient care receive the funds.
To see if you’re eligible and to learn more about the grant, click here.
Cleveland Clinic Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program
Emergency and medically necessary procedures will be covered with this program, free of charge.
The only catch with this assistance is that you have to be a resident of Ohio, Nevada or Florida, and meet other geographical requirements which are highlighted in the paperwork.
Other eligibility requirements include being eligible for General or Disability Assistance programs, and your income must be at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For more information, click here.
Madeline Gordon Gift of Life Foundation
This program is operated in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and offers financial help to couples in the Cincinnati area who are unable to have children and need financial assistance to pay for IVF treatment.
Couples must meet certain requirements to be considered for this assistance. For a complete list of the application requirements and to get more information, click here.
Vivere-Garden of Life Grant
Organized by Sparkles of Life, Inc., this Texas-based non-profit organization supports families through the IVF process. The organization’s grant helps cover the costs of IVF treatment for five couples each year.
This grant requires a $100 application fee and covers up to a 33 percent discount of one IVF treatment provided by The Houston Fertility Institute.
For more information, click here.