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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 (166)

Hello my fiancé and I cannot financially afford IVF however I have block fallopian tubesand have had surgery to reopen them I have tried the clinical trial at new hope but was not eligible due to me not having my period at the time. please can you help me us

Hi Sue,

I'm so sorry to hear you couldn't participate in the clinic trial, if you need assistance finding a fertility specialist in your area, please email me at jenna@fertilityauthority.com or call us at (855) 955-2229.

Best,
Jenna

We've been married for almost 10 years, worked out for 3 years. Got my husband an operarion to correct his low sperm count condition and later found out that I, too had endometriosis. We already spend much for the treatment and were running out of our resources. We done our best and leave everything for a miracle to happen. I'm turning 39 this April and my chances are getting slim. Have to accept that we can never be a parent to our offsprings. I know we never be qualified for those foundations cause were from the philippines. Just asking for your support, some words of encouragement so I cannot be depressed being deprived as a mother. U can email me thru cnsbraza@gmail.com. Thank u and God bless!

Hi Clarinette,

I am so sorry to hear about your struggles trying to conceive. Unfortunately, we only work with clinics in the US, but if you are able to travel here I am happy to help you. Many clinics offer phone or Skype consults, that way you can speak with the doctor and see if it’s a fit for you before traveling. You can email me at Jenna@fertilityauthority.com or call us at 855-955-BABY.

In the meantime, please make use of any of our free downloadable PDF Information Guides at the following link – https://www.fertilityauthority.com/Fertility-Resource/ for information on ‘Paying for Infertility Treatment’, ‘Understanding IUI/IVF’, ‘When Should You See a Fertility Doctor’ and ‘Your Menstrual Cycle’.

And as always, you can get emotional support from FertileThoughts.com.

Best wishes!
Jenna

Hi.. My name is Latraell and me and my husband have been trying to conceive for the past 3 1/2 years.. Married for 3. I have been in the Army for 7 years and currently stationed in Texas. My REI says I have unexplained infertility.. with a slight blockage on one side and pcos. My doctor recommends we go for ivf, but the military insurance doesn't cover the cost. Please help.. This is something we have tried for so long and any help would be greatly appreciated!

Hello Latraell,

I'm so sorry to hear that you're having concerns. Typically, Military insurance is very limited in its infertility coverage. There is a program called IVFAdvantage, it's a multi-cycle IVF program that has several IVF package options to maximize savings and success. It has a financing option if you have a credit score of 650 or higher. There are participating clinics in Texas it's just a matter of where you're located to see if you're near one of the participating clinics. For more information please email me directly at Julie@fertilityauthority.com and we can discuss this further :)

Happy to help and looking forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Julie

Me (age 24) and my husband (age 24) have been together 7 years this March. We have never used protection And I havent been on birth control and yet haven't gotten pregnant. I also have a 7 year old daughter from a previous relationship. We started actively ttc about 2 years ago with no success. we went to a fertility specialist and found me to be healthy but my husband has a VERY low sperm count and motility. We cannot afford a ivf outright (but can afford it if there was anyway to break it up) and have already tried clomid for him with no success. Is there any grants or financialaid that would let us pay it out or just help in general? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Laci,

If you have a credit score of 650 or higher, you can apply for financing which will break it up into smaller payments. You might also consider clinicaltrials.gov for free or reduced cost treatment by participating in a research study.

Good luck!
Kim

Hello, my wife and I have been married for 4 years. I had a vasectomy and had it reversed but I still cannot produce any sperm. My wife has never had any children and is her dream to be a mother. Need ivf to make her dream come true. Already tried getting finance but keep getting denied. Can any one help? Thank you.

Hi Antonio,

You might want to check clinicaltrials.gov to participate in a research study for free treatment or cadefoundation.org for family building grants.

Best,
Kim

Hello, Does anyone know of any free clinical trails for IVF in the Cincinnati, Ohio locations. My husband and I would like to try before my window is officially closed. I'm 36 and we would like to try one more time before its too late. Please help any advice will help we are even willing to travel. Thanks

Hi Baker2014,

You can try visiting clinicaltrials.gov and searching in your area for any local clinical trials. Also, there's a Clinical Trial named The Ivy Study, here is a link to their website - http://www.theivystudy.com. If you have any additional questions or need help scheduling an appointment with a fertility specialist, please feel free to email me at Jenna@fertilityauthority.com

Best of luck,
Jenna

I'm 35 years old and have been in pain ever since my tubal in 2003. Can I get help in getting a reversal?

Hi Tracy,

You can contact your insurance company to see if they will cover it.

Good luck!
Kim

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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 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'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

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

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

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!

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