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Grants and Aid for Infertility Treatment

Undergoing infertility treatments such as IVF can cause not only physical and emotional stress, but can bring financial strains as well. Fertility treatment costs, particularly IVF, can add up. In order to help couples afford fertility treatments, a number of foundations and organizations provide Fertility Treatment Grants and other financial assistance.

You may want to look into the following Fertility financial aid programs:

    The Angels of Hope Foundation - IVF Grant

    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.

    Application Process: Interested applicants must complete an application and include a letter from their doctor, a medical records release, and a financial statement. Application deadlines are March 31 and August 31.

    BabyQuest Foundation- IVF Grant

    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.

    Eligibility: Applicants may reside anywhere in the United States. They must demonstrate financial need and submit required medical documentation.

    Application Process: Grants, which are given out three times yearly on March 15, July 15, and November 15, may be used at the recipient's fertility clinic of choice in the U.S. The application is available on the BabyQuest Foundation website.

    B.U.M.P.S. - IVF Grant

    Bringing U Maternal Paternal Success (B.U.M.P.S.) is a non-profit organization in Florida that assists couples who have difficulty conceiving by providing grants for them to receive fertility treatments.

    Eligibility: Applicants must meet the definition of infertility as defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, be under the age of 44 if they are using their own eggs, demonstrate good overall mental and physical health, have adequate living arrangements, and have a health insurance plan that can cover prenatal health. Applications are accepted annually, from January 1-July 31.

    Application Process: Selection is based on nature of circumstances, fertility history, and financial situation.

    The Cade Foundation - IVF Grant

    Since 2004, the Cade Foundation has helped couples by providing grants to those struggling with infertility. The grant, which has a limit of $10,000 per family, helps couples pay for fertility treatment costs associated with fertility treatments or domestic adoption.

    Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants must have documented infertility, be legal, permanent residents of the United States, and submit the grant application with the $50 processing fee.

    Application Process: The two-part application must also include a detailed plan on how the applicants will contribute financially to their fertility treatments. Completed applications are due on June 15.

    Fertile Dreams Organization - IVF Grant

    Based in Florida, the Fertile Dreams organization gives out the annual Embracing Hope Grant, which Vivere Health helps sponsor, to couples throughout the United States who must undergo IVF treatments in order to conceive. Each year, the organization awards three couples grants of $10,000 each towards IVF costs at any fertility clinic in the United States.

    Eligibility: Couples are eligible if they have health insurance, but do not have a plan that covers fertility treatment costs.

    Application Process: Along with completing the application, couples must also provide written description of fertility history, a letter from a doctor or fertility specialist, proof of income with pay stubs and tax returns, and consent for the organization to share their story with media personnel.

    Sparkles of Life - IVF Grant

    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 Vivere-Garden of Life Grant will help cover the costs of IVF for five couples each year.

    Eligibility: The Garden of Life Grant is awarded to couples who demonstrate a documented need for fertility treatment.

    Application Process: Each couple applying must submit the following materials: a completed application form, a statement of need (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; current financial records (submit your W2 form from the last two years to verify employment and income), and a $100 application fee.

    INCIID IVF Scholarships

    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.

    Application Process: 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.

    The Madeleine Gordon Gift of Life Foundation

    Since 1995, the Madeleine Gordon Gift of Life Foundation has aided needy couples in the greater Cincinnati area afford IVF treatments.

    Eligibility: In order to be considered for aid, couples must not have any children together or have undergone previous IVF treatments. They must have a demonstrated need for IVF, be in good health, and have a combined family income of less than $70,000.

    Eligible couples must live within 10-15 miles of I-275 in the Cincinnati area.

    Application Process: To be considered, couples can send a letter detailing their circumstances to the foundation.

    Pay-It-Forward Foundation - IVF Grant

    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.

    Application Process: There are several opportunities to submit applications each year. Consult the Pay-It-Forward Foundation website for details.

    The Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program - IVF Grant

    As part of the Fertile Hope organization, the Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program provides fertility preservation assistance to couples whose fertility may be affected by treatments for cancer. The program offers assistance through sperm banking and egg and embryo freezing.

    The program doesn’t provide grants to the patients, but instead works with companies and clinics to provide discounted services and donated medications for male and female cancer patients.

    Eligibility: In order to be eligible, the patients must have an annual income of less than $75,000 if single or $100,000 if married, fall under the diagnoses of certain types of cancers, and cannot have started fertility-damaging cancer treatments.

Multi-cycle IVF programs and Refund programs can also help to save money on costs.

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Comments (150)

I am 42 years old and in my menopause.have no child and want to have a baby on my own is that possible

Hi Shelly,

Unfortunately, there is a sharp decline in a woman’s ability to achieve pregnancy over age forty. Particularly if you're over the age of 42, quite often doctors recommend considering using donor eggs. Are donor eggs something you would be open to? If so, please email me at Jenna@fertilityauthority.com and I would be happy to help you find a doctor in your area.

Best of luck,
Jenna

I'm 38 years old woman, my husband and I have been ttc for over 10 years. I was diagnosed with endometriosis, and a block tube. My husband has no problems. We are a one income household and we need financial help for ivf costs.. We have done several iui's but all has failed. Any suggestions? We live in the California area.

Hi my name is Monicia, I am 39 with one tube and it is blocked. Me and my husband have been married 14 years and together 17 years. We are determined that we will have a baby. We are looking for financial asst or something to pursue our dreams of having a family. Neither of us have any children of our own. Hope you and yours become blessed.

Hi Monica, I'm sorry to hear that you've been struggling. Perhaps I can try and help you? If you would like to email me some additional information regarding your situation I can see if I can assist you. My email address is Jenna@fertilityauthority.com

HI my name is Cherrelle to start off I have been diagnosed with Endometrosis. Me and my husband have gone through six iui's with our first fertility doctor which at that time I found out I had endometrios and had my first surgery after all those failed iui's we were refeered to a specialist at the Madigan clinic were we then found out that my right tube was completely blocked and and left tube had to be reopend after this we went for 3 iui's were we then found out that my husband has a low sperm count which puts us in the caterogory for IVF I just want to know how can we do this in an afforadable way the military doesn't pay for this producure and we really want a baby after trying for 3 years and getting let down and the money that was spent to end up disappointed any information or help will be greatly appreciated.

I live in Washington state as of right now and contact information is reesecherrelle@gmail.com

Cherrelle, I am so sorry to hear about your struggles trying to conceive. Please email me at Jenna@fertilityauthority.com and I would be happy to provide some options for you.

I'm a 35 year old woman. I have several foster children in my home. But I've been happily married for five years. Due to my very abusive first marriage I had a tubal ligation!!! I didn't want a kid with the possibility of abuse! But anyway I had my tubal reversed a year ago & we have had no luck!!! My husband has no biological children, clocks ticking for me & after paying for the surgery I can't afford thousands more for IVF right now.

Sorry I forgot to say I'm from Alabama!!

Any suggestions are welcome. I have secondary infertility due to my age. Four years ago, I suffered a stillbirith due to a cord accident at 29 weeks. After that, all attempts at pregnancy failed. I suffered two miscarraiges due to my advanced maternal age. The baby we lost was perfectly healthy. I have insureance that will cover everything except the cost of the donor eggs. Frozen are 15K. Has anyone heard of financing the donor eggs or grants from non for profits that we can pay back? My insureance expires Dec. 30 so time is critical. The stillbirth was crushing, and the secondary infertility doesn't help any Two life changing events. I am 46. Frustrating beyond belief. Please don't judge. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Hi Dawn,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, and struggles trying to conceive. I would be glad to offer you some financial resources. Please email me at Jenna@fertilityauthority.com, I have a few other questions to ask you as well.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Jenna

My boyfriend and I have been together for over 12 years. We have never been pregnant and want a baby more than anything right now. We just found out that he has a production issue and we will need IVF.

Hi Jammie,

I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles trying to conceive. If you'd like more info please contact our Patient Care Advocates at 855-955-2229 or email me at Jenna@fertilityauthority.com

Best of luck,
Jenna

how do i get financial help for surrogate procedure when iam not an American citizen?

Sarah - If you are not an American citizen I don't know if you would be able to get financial aid in America unfortunately.

Shame I earn good money and live in California. Nobody here to help us after four years. Keep saving the pennies and maybe one day a miracle

Hey James! I'm sorry to hear that you've been struggling. Perhaps I can try and help you? If you would like to email me some additional information regarding your situation I can see if I can assist you. My email address is Julie@fertilityauthority.com

Me and my wife want a baby... i feel that we are ready s.penton44@gmail.com

For direct assistance email me directly at Julie@fertilityauthority.com

Hi, my name is Stephanie, I am a 28 year old that young woman that has been through so much in my life, well the reason why I cannot get pregnant is because when I was 15 years old I was rapped and found out I had calamitia.STD, and I almost died from it and it lose my fallopian tubs, i have tried for the past 10 years to have my own lil angel but, I guess I was put on this earth to take care of children that have a mommy and daddy that show them no love, I and a nursing assistance, i take care of the elderly, and the sick,:(. But it brings me joy to help others I have been praying for a brake for me to be able to just have one of my own children so I don't have to ever give that angel back to a family that don't care. SO please if there is someone out there that can help me make my dream come true. My number is 7173302547 please contact me asap, i love you and God bless.

Hi Stephanie,

I am so sorry you have experienced that. I really wish you the best of luck. You should check out cadefoundation.org or clinicaltrials.gov for free or reduced cost fertility treatment.

Best of luck,
Kim

Hello, My name is Tiffany, my husband and I have been trying to concieve for many years. I have endometrosis and about 4-5 yrs ago I got laposcopic surgery and was told that my tubes were clubbed but one was partially opening. So we tried harder with using just the partial tube with no success.So after researching, last year we decided that we wanted to try the surgery again but this time have them to open my tubes. My doctor was completely against this. She explained the dangers of this type of surgery and stated that IVF was our best option. We are financial stable but $10,000 cant be saved over night in less than a month I'll be 34 which also limits the amount of time I have...Please help!!!!

Hello my husband and i have been married 4 and a half years. I have two sons from my frist marrage....my husband and i had a lil girl (his only child) who was born with an encephalocele and passed away at 19 months. We have been trying to concieve for 3 yrs to find out the hospital that my c section was done in tied my tubes =( ivf is the only way to have the family we want and the child i want to be able to give my husband tk make memories and hold of his own....we love in Ohio and we are 30 and 33 yrs of age.....is there any help?

Hello - Unfortunately when an individual has a tubal ligation it is considered an elective procedure and insurance will not cover a tubal reversal or IVF following a tubal ligation. If you do not feel as though you can afford a tubal reversal or IVF you can always visit www.clinicaltrials.gov or see if any of your local clinics are offering any trials or grants.

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 3 years and I have one child of my own but he does not. My Doctor says I might have one more year to try. M only 36 but running out of eggs pretty fast. I had to put my treatment on hold when I had to use my savings to see my father as his Alzheimer's was getting worst. Not to mentioned that I also lost my job. Now m ready to do this again but do not have the money...I reside in Las Vegas NV and m just praying for a miracle. Please help with any information. Thank you

I have had 6 miscarriages had 8 surgeries. I still have my uterus and one ovary,no tubes.dr said a great canidate for IVF. I need financial help so me and my husband can try to have a family. I am praying to become mother.please help.most of my losses were tubal pregnancies.

I am so sorry for your losses. I would start by contacting the organizations in this article directly. I wish you all the best, Claire

Hi! I am from Asia, from the Country namely Philippines. Me and my husband has been looking for a sponsor, we are childless for five years already. We have IVF here in the Philippines but cost around 300,000 to 400,000 Peso Currency. If we convert it to US Dollars its about $6,666 to 8,888. We are looking for financial aid or assistance to any organization. We are tring our luck here.

My name is Britnee and I am 25 years old. My partner and I have been wanting to try for a child. We found a clinic that will do the procedure that we are wanting to do which is using her egg and me carry it. I am trying to find out how I could possibly get assistance with the cost of this, which is 20,000. Thanks so much.

im 32 years old and my husband and i were are trying for 4 years now..and i cannot afford to undergo ivf in the philippines because it is too expensive. we were hoping that may be you could help us to avail the ivf here in the philippines.iam just a simple public school teacher here and my salary is not enough to afford the said treatment.i hope that you find in your heart to extend your good deed in me...

You should look at the programs in this article and see if any would be a good fit for you to apply. I wish you all the best. Claire

Is there any program that will help military families with IVF?

TriCare does not cover IVF, but there are some Military Treatment Facilities that offer IVF. In addition, you could check out the list of programs that offer grants and aid and see if you are eligible for any, and you can check out www.clinicaltrials.gov for to see if you are eligible for any studies that offer free or reduced cost fertility treatments. Good luck!

My husband and i have been ttc for 4 years I have PCOS and i don't have the money to do shots is there any grants for OR

You don't say if you've had a consultation with a fertility doctor -- that should be your first step. Not all women with PCOS need high tech fertility treatment. If you do, you can consult with the organizations listed in this article, or see if there are any clinical trials right for you at www.clinicaltrials.gov. Best, Claire

Hi im 24 im not married but I been in a relationship for 6 years we are engaged and be struggling to get pregnant is there any aids or grants in Newark New Jersey that can help us

If you haven't yet had a consultation or fertility workup, you should - to determine why you're not getting pregnant. You may not need high-tech treatment. If you do, check out www.clinicaltrials.gov for free or reduced cost fertility treatments. Good luck!

Hello my name is mari and i live in fort collins colorado me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years now but no luck.... I have been pregnant before but unfortunately had a miscarriage 3 years ago with an ex boyfriend...this is after I have been told by doctors I was not going to be able to get pregnant and I did on my own... But now i am with my husband and we are really wanting a child i dont have any children and neither does he but nothing is happening we are very desperate and I was wondering if there was any grants out there in the state of colorado that could help us because I don't have any insurance and the cost of the fertility treatments are very expensive... So if there is anyone that could help me please

I'm sorry you are going through a difficult time. I would suggest going through the list of grants and aid on this page to see if any might be a match for you. You can also see if there are any clinical trials that might be a fit - they offer free treatment in exchange for participation - www.clinicaltrials.gov. You might also want to connect with other women in our forums at www.FertileThoughts.com. I wish you all the best, Claire.

I had my tubes tied at age 20 when I was in an abusive relationship. I then married and lost my four children and now remarried I am unable to have anymore children and just wondering if anyone here in co know of any assistance programs. I would love to be able to have a child again. Losing four of my children was one of the most unbearable ordeals

My name is Jackie and my husband and I have three beautiful children. I got my tubes tied in 2008 and I regret that with all my heart. I would love to add to our loving family but I am a stay at home mother and a full-time student and I cannot afford to receive a reversal and or pay for fertility treatments on our own. I am sad when I think about how much love we have in our hearts to offer another child so if anyone knows of any funding out there for the Pa area please let me know. Our family would be so ever grateful

Did you follow up with any of the organizations on this page that offer grants and aid? I would recommend you start there. I wish you the best, Claire

My name is kaila me and my husband had a baby boy last year he passed away 8 hours later I got my tubes tied because I thought he was going to need alot of care and attention I have 6 year ask for a baby brother or sister every holiday I just want to know if theres anyone out there that helps with mini ivf:

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Please call our Patient Care Advocates toll free at 855-955-2229 or email carecoordinator@fertilityauthority.com. They can talk to you about fertility clinics in your area that do mini IVF. Best, Claire

just went to the doctor to talk to them for the second time and hoping for different results but they suggest ivf we can not financially afford this and live in flordia and my insurance doesn't cover ivf or much of any of the testing or meds,any suggestions that you can give me with out putting the financial stress on us of a ivf any grants out there in flordia thanks have a blessed day and one last thing glad I am not alone when it comes to infertility praying for you all

I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. I would suggest talking to our patient care advocates to see if they have any information or know of any low-cost programs in FL that might be the right match for you. Call toll-free at 855-955-2229 or email carecoordinator@fertilityauthority.com. Wishing you the best, Claire

I know this is odd. But I am single and have been trying for over a year to get pregnant. If I had of known when I was in my 20's and early 30's, I am 39 now, that it was going to be this hard to get pregnant, I would not have waited. I went to school and work. I worked to get where I am and am now ready to have a family with a husband or not. I do not want to wait any longer. I have tried 3 IUI's, miscarried 2 and now need financial help. I am doing this on my own. I think it is time to move to IVF. Any suggestions? I am in Ca. I have stalked the clinicaltrials.gov page and can't seem to find anything in my area. I need all the help I can get.

I"m so sorry for your losses and your frustration. You don't say if you have insurance, or if you've seen a fertility doctor to determine why you've miscarried and if IVF is the right next step. There are there are programs that offer low-cost or discounted fertility treatment. Please call one of our Patient Care Advocates toll-free at 855-955-2229 or email us at carecoordinator@fertilityauthority.com, and we'll see if we can help.

Hi my name is dalia been married for 15 years i'm 34 and my husband is 45 i have been thru so many test and i can't get pregnant i even had surgery to unblock one of my tubes and its been almost 2years and no baby i would love to give my husband a baby he comes form a family of 10 and they all have kids but him. i come from a family of 3 and they have kids and i dont my only wish is to one day have a baby to make our family complete. may god bless all the ladies that go thur this its very hard i should know i live it ever day.

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