Applying For A Grant

Eligibility


Grant Eligibility

For this year’s award season, we will be giving a grant of up to $500 to one couple that will be used to finance services related to infertility.

Our Miracle Child Grant eligibility depends on many considerations including the underlying cause of infertility, financial situation, and other life factors as well as meeting the eligibility requirements listed below. Our Miracle Child does not reimburse for treatment already begun.

We value diversity in regards to ethnicity, sexual orientation, and geography. Grants are available to same-sex and heterosexual married couples who are permanent residents of the United States of America and fit the infertility criteria. This grant is meant for those who don’t have sufficient insurance coverage or funds to afford infertility-related treatment/medication on their own.

Meeting grant requirements does not assure receiving a grant. We understand that there are many applicants who need financial assistance for infertility treatment, but we are unable to award a grant to more than one couple per application cycle as of right now.

More information is available on our FAQs page.

Please use the following checklist to determine your eligibility.

Eligibility Checklist

Type of treatments/procedures covered: Our Miracle Child funds a range of procedures including (but not limited to) egg and sperm donation, in vitro fertilization, embryo donation, and gestational surrogacy.
Failure to conceive naturally: The Our Miracle Child grant is designated for patients with a medical diagnosis of infertility. In general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year or longer of unprotected sex.
Residence: Applicants must be permanent residents of the United States.
Treatment: Applicants must be under the care of an accredited fertility facility (of their choice) within the United States.
Application: Please only submit one application per grant application cycle.
Receiving financial aid from other charities: The Our Miracle Child grant is not meant to cover full treatment or medication costs. We strongly encourage you to apply to other charities in addition to the Our Miracle Child Foundation in pursuit of procuring sufficient funding for your fertility treatment. Click here to see our resources page: https://ourmiraclechild.com/resources/
Your fertility timeline: We ask that the grant money be used within 12 months of the grant recipient announcement date, unless other arrangements have been made among the Foundation, the applicants, and their physician.
Diversity: We respect diversity. The grant is available to same-sex and heterosexual couples.

The Application Process


What you need to know

  • The application submission deadline is November 1, 2021.
  • Applications MUST be recieved by the Foundation by the deadline. Applicants may be contacted to provide additional information. All applicants will be notified via email when their application has been recieved.
  • To ensure applicants’ privacy, application information for those not selected as grant recipients will be destroyed after the application cycle has been completed. Because of this, applicants must submit a new application and accompanying materials for each application cycle they apply.

What you need to include with your application

Complete, in its entirety, the Our Miracle Child Grant Application Form. The medical portion of the application MUST be completed by the applicants’ physician. Please allow sufficient time for your physician to complete this section and return the papers to you. 

Personal story – 2 pages maximum.
Required essay – 500 words maximum. Please choose from one of the prompts listed in the application form.
At least one photo of both applicants is required.
Signed media release form (included in the application form) giving Our Miracle Child permission to use your personal story, required essay, and required photo(s) that were submitted with the application for the website, social media, and other purposes. Recipients may be contacted after receiving the grant to share a personal statement for the Our Miracle Child Foundation website and social media platforms as well as participate in upcoming events. Essays submitted with the application may be used as well. Only the first names and location (state) of the recipients will be shared on the Our Miracle Child website and social media platforms.
All other completed forms.

What happens after you submit your application?

Upon receiving your application in the mail, we will send you an email confirmation of it arriving successfully. Some applicants may be asked to provide additional information. We must receive your application before the application deadline date for it to be considered.

After submitting your application by the November 1, 2021 deadline, selected recipients will be announced on the website and social media platforms on December 15, 2021. The grant recipients will also receive an email confirmation after the announcement.

Contact:

Helplight@ourmiraclechild.com