The SAMFund Family Building Resources
Angels of Hope, Creating Miracles
Provides monetary grants to financially burdened married couples living in Grundy or Will counties in Illinois facing the cost of fertility assistance necessary to bring a child into their lives. Grants are distributed each April and September.
Provides education for cancer patients on fertility preservation for both men and women. Highlights the proactive steps to take and questions to ask before beginning cancer treatment.
Assists with funding for all aspects of infertility related treatments. The Pre-Cancer, Post-Cancer program can finance the necessary treatment prior to cancer treatment so it will be possible for individuals to build a family.
A fertility community with the goal of bringing people together around fertility-related issues by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place. Provides online support groups. Provides resources specific to young adult male cancer survivors.
A cancer charity working to ensure that women touched by the disease have the option to preserve their fertility prior to receiving life-saving treatment that can cause infertility. Provides information on family planning methods including adoption, egg donation, embryo adoption or donation, and surrogacy.
A national LIVESTRONG initiative providing tools and resources to help you find the fertility answers you need and evaluate your risks and options. A financial assistance program is also available to help offset the cost of egg freezing, sperm banking, or embryo freezing.
The InterNational Council for Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID)
Helps individuals and couples by providing an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Scholarship to those in need. Scholarships are reviewed monthly. Deadlines are the last working day of each month. INCIID has arranged for a number of respected IVF clinics in the U.S. to donate their expertise and state-of-the-art facilities so that patients who do not have the financial resources may have the opportunity to build a family. The program will cover most of the basic IVF expenses.
Lotus Blossom Consulting
Provides consulting on infertility issues, planning, financial actions for clients, including an in-depth understanding of cancer survivor issues. Owner Mindy Berkson participated as a speaker on The SAMFund webinar, “Moving Forward With Your Financial Health: Building a Family After Cancer Treatment (Part I), speaking about fertility challenges after a cancer diagnosis, as well as biological options for building a family (such as donor sperm or eggs, IVF, gestational carriers) and resources for financing the procedures. The archive can be found here on our webinar page.
National Adoption Foundation
Offers nontraditional, innovative, fund raising programs as well as NAF Grants to assist with the costs of adoption. The grant program is open to all legal adoptions including public or private agency adoptions, international, special needs or adoptions facilitated by an attorney. There is no income requirement. There is a simple one page application and the only requirement to apply is a home study, or one in progress. The Foundation’s board meets four times a year, during the last week of each quarter, to award grants.
The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University
Explores the reproductive future of cancer survivors. Provides resources to address the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or its treatment. Also runs an informative blog.
Tinina Q. Cade Foundation
Serves the needs of families battling infertility through education and outreach on relevant and related issues. Also provides financial assistance to families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption through the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant, available twice yearly.
Specializes in effective solutions to the challenges faced in today’s ever changing field of Reproductive Medicine. Provides expert consultation services for long term storage of reproductive tissues and donor program management to assist in compliance with regulatory agencies. Verna’s Purse is a ReproTech program that offers financial assistance to cancer survivors questioning whether they can afford to preserve their fertility or maintain specimens already in storage.