Resources

For information about additional grants that provide support for infertility treatment, please see below.  This information does not represent an endorsement of the organizations.

For success rates of fertility clinics in each state http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/art/Apps/FertilityClinicReport.aspx

Grants


Grants are often considered for financing for patients.  Here are a few examples of grants.

Fertility Medication Grant / Discount Program

SERONO Compassionate Care Discount Program

FERRING Reproductive Health Heart + Program

Fertility Treatment Grants


Cade Foundation Family Building Grant

The application is currently online. There are 2 application deadlines per year- 2/1 and 7/1. 

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building™ Grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. The only restrictions for applying are:

1) You MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from your doctor

2) You MUST be a legal permanent US resident

There are no age limitations or other restrictions currently. The grant is offered once per year, and the number of applications funded as well as the amount of funding depends on the success of the Cade Foundation’s fundraising activities (i.e. the more we raise, the more we can give away). To date, 55 families have been funded. All of our grants are Family Building Grants but we have a special pool of funds set aside for “Savannah Grants,” which are only available to Shady Grove Fertility patients undergoing IVF.

ACG Scholarship Foundation  

AGC Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit group committed to providing both advocacy and financial support for those struggling with infertility in the United States.The AGC Hope Scholarship will give couples who do not have the financial resources to pay for infertility treatments the opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming parents.

BabyQuest Foundation

BabyQuest Foundation is a nonprofit 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.

The Family Formation Charitable Trust 

The American Academy of Adoption Attorney’s Family Formation Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to those individuals and nonprofit organizations seeking to build families through adoption and assisted reproductive technology.  Grants will range from $500.00 to $2,000.00.  Application submission deadlines are September 1 and March 1 of each year.  The application process is open to individuals or couples, seeking to build their family through adoption or assisted reproduction.  At least one prospective parent in a relationship will be required to be a United States citizen. There is a $25 application fee, payable by check.

Journey to Parenthood

Journey to Parenthood helps couples and individuals dealing with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents by providing financial and emotional support along their journey, as well as to provide education and resources.  Grants awarded are up to $10,000.

Angels of Hope Foundation

Founded in 2004, Angels of Hope is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization. Our Board is comprised of Business Executives and Business Owners with a single mission; to provide financial assistance and other programs to families battling any type of cancer, anywhere in Michigan. With 98% of donations and proceeds from events directly supporting our families, we ensure every dollar does the most good.

Footsteps for Fertility

Footsteps for Fertility Foundation is a charitable organization created to raise awareness surrounding infertility and provide grants for those who require fertility treatment such as: In Vitro Fertilization, Frozen Embryo Transfer, and intrauterine Insemination through donations and strategic partnerships with fertility clinics. Footsteps for Fertility Foundation organizes 5K events held annually with the goal of promoting infertility awareness and educating couples about how to get grants and affordable treatment options.

Hasidah

Hasidah is the voice of hope and compassion that raises awareness of infertility, connects people to support resources, and reduces the financial barrier to treatment in the Jewish community. Our financial support program includes grants, loans, and scholarships. Funding is available for people in the Jewish community throughout the United States who require IVF in order to have children and need financial assistance for treatment.

The International Council on Fertility Information Dissemination

The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID – pronounced “inside”) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. INCIID provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or childfree lifestyles.

 

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation

The Life Foundation offers Life Grants to eligible individuals and couples to help defray the financial challenges of infertility treatment, adoption, or third party reproduction. Grants are awarded on an annual basis, and the amount of the grants and the total number of grants awarded each year is dependent upon fundraising. Grant requests may not exceed $10,000. Past procedures and reimbursement for previously incurred expenses are not eligible for Life Grants.

The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund

The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund is dedicated to advocating for infertility education and awareness and removing financial barriers by granting monetary awards to couples who require fertility treatments to have their own bundle of joy.

LiveStrong Foundation

At LIVESTRONG, we fight for more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer now. We provide direct services, we connect people and communities with the services they need, and we call for state, national, and world leaders to help fight this disease. This is LIVESTRONG. LIVESTRONG Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, resources and financial support to survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility. LIVESTRONG Fertility helps bridge this gap by offering access to discounted fertility preservation services and free medications, giving survivors the chance to build a family.

Nest Egg Foundation

Nest Egg Foundation is a Connecticut-based tax-exempt 501(c) not for profit organization. Founded in 2015, the organization provides financial grants for IVF treatment to those who have been unable to start families due to financial need.

Gift of Parenthood Foundation

The Gift of Parenthood grant can be used to cover any expenses associated with assisted reproduction such as IUI, IVF, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and surrogacy. Grants are awarded several times a year based on the availability of funds.

The Hope for Fertility Foundation

Hope for Fertility awards $500 – $3,500 grants in June to legally-married couples who are U.S. citizens with an infertility diagnosis.

Starfish Fertility Foundation

Starfish Fertility Foundation offers IVF grants to any person in the U.S. without coverage.

The Samfund Grant

The Samfund provides a family building grant of up to $4,000 for cancer survivors.

Men Having Babies Foundation

Men Having Babies provides cash grants and in-kind grants to assuage the costs of IVF treatment, as well as an egg donor and surrogacy costs. There are two distinct levels of support available to intending fathers globally.

Making Miracle Babies

Making Miracle Babies provides interest-free loans for up $18,000 to Jewish families living in the Miami area.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life provides grants of up to $10,000 for Jewish hopeful parents living in Central Texas who earn under $100,000 per year.

Northern California Fertility Foundation

Applicants for Northern California Fertility Foundation must live in one of the following counties Butte, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba. The most recent grant recipients were selected in April 2019, check-back with their main page for updates for upcoming grants.

Feit 4 KidZ Fertility Loan Foundation

Feit 4 KidZ Fertility Loan Fund in conjunction with Jewish Free Loan, helps individuals and couples in the LA and Ventura area of Southern California struggling with infertility, in vitro fertilization bills, and expenses, by providing them with interest-free loans of up to $15,000.

Assisted Fertility Program

Assisted Fertility Program in Jacksonville offers $5,000 IVF (excluding medication) for households making under $50,000 per year.

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation offers IVF cycle grants or financial grants up to $10,000 for individuals or couples seeking treatment in IL and who live in IL, WI, IA, IN, or MO.

Angels of Hope

Angels of Hope offers $15,000 IVF grants to married couples living in Will and Grundy Counties and who can demonstrate hardship. Applications are reviewed in the Spring and Fall of each year.

Sarah’s Laughter

Sarah’s Laughter in Baton Rouge offers a $10,000 grant for patients to be treated at a SART-registered clinic.

Parental Hope

Parental Hope annually awards multiple grants that cover the full cost of one cycle of IVF or one Frozen Embryo Transfer. Additionally, in association with the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, one cycle of IVF is raffled off at Parental Hope’s annual fundraiser during National Infertility Awareness Week.

Footsteps for Fertility

Footsteps for Fertility works with roughly 10 local clinics to provide either in-kind treatment at $10,000 per grant or $5,000 in cash grants.

CNY

CNY gives away a free IVF cycle monthly. Eligibility requirements vary from month to month.

The CNY Fertility Fertility and IVF Grant

CNY Fertility is the nation’s most affordable fertility clinic offering IVF, Donor Eggs, and most other fertility treatments for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of the national average. As part of their mission, they provide a monthly grant that includes a $3,900 treatment credit (which covers the base cost of IVF with ICSI at CNY but can go towards any fertility treatment), $1,000 medication gift card to Integrity RX fertility pharmacy, and up to 5 nights stay at the Maplewood Suites for patients traveling to CNY from out of the area. Most months, the grant is open to everyone over 18 worldwide.

Houston Fertility Institute

Houston Fertility Institute participates in the Sparkles of Life program that provides 5 steeply-discounted IVF cycles per year.

Fertility Preservation Grants 

Banking on the Future

Banking on the Future is a program within the nonprofit organization, Fertility Within Reach.  They provide funds to cover the initial storage fees to preserve reproductive cells of cancer patients, prior to cancer treatment.   They have negotiated a significant discounted rate for patients to pay in subsequent years.  Banking on the Future serves individuals up to the age 21.  Applications are available online, powered by DocuSign.                 

Fertile Action

Fertile Action’s Parenthood After Cancer Treatment (PACT) Grant provides financial support for female cancer survivors. It is not a cash award.  It significantly reduces the cost of IVF, egg donation and surrogacy for cancer survivors through fertility specialists who have agreed to offer their services at a discount or donate their services to the grantee.               

Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program              

Financial assistance is available to couples in need of fertility preservation before undergoing treatment for cancer. They are a part of the Fertile Hope organization.  They work with fertility clinics and companies to provide discounted treatment and medications. Eligible patients must make under $75k single/ $100k combined income, have an eligible cancer diagnosis and must not have already started fertility-reducing cancer treatments.               

Verna’s Purse               

The Verna’s Purse program provides significantly discounted long-term storage fees for qualified patients storing or transferring cryopreserved reproductive tissue specimens to one of ReproTech’s three facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Nevada.  Applications are ongoing.               

Support Groups            

Fertility for Colored Girls

RESOLVE- the National Infertility Association

RESOLVE of New England        

Discounts For Active Duty/Veteran Servicemen                  

Many fertility clinics are proud to support our active-duty military and veterans by providing a special discount on fertility treatment.  Ask your clinic if they offer such a discount program and learn whether you qualify. 
SART– This resource lists all of the fertility clinics that provide discounted rates to veterans and active-duty members of the military. 

The Compassionate Corps Program EMD Serono provides free fertility medication to those who are eligible.  This includes a retired member of the military or the spouse of one; a veteran or the spouse of a veteran who is: Infertile due to a service-related injury, not privately insured for infertility medications, medically retired, and have been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring IVF*/ART.  The medication is available to patients whose fertility clinic is participating in the program.  You can access the application and learn more about the program on its website. https://fertilitylifelines.com/?q=save-fertility-treatments/savings-military-veterans

Shady Grove Fertility

Shady Grove Fertility’s Military Discount Program offers active U.S. military and reservists a 25 percent discount off of qualifying self-pay rates. To receive the military discount, present your U.S. military identification card at the time of the initial consultation.

HRC Fertility 

In appreciation for the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe, HRC Fertility offers IVF discounts to active duty military and veterans. 

TRICARETricare covers infertility treatments, including IVF, for some service members with service-connected infertility while they are on active duty. Retirees covered by TRICARE, including those medically retired, are not covered for anything except the standard infertility services outlined in the attached fact sheet – they are not covered for IVF.  Congress passed a law in 2016 allowing the VA to cover IVF for service-connected infertility. The VA is in the process of developing that policy:

The Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation has established a fund to help cover unreimbursed costs associated with reproductive treatment for injured service members and veterans with service-connected infertility.

Veterans Administration 

Women Veteran Call Center
1-855 VA Women  (1-855-829-6636)

 

Community Fundraising

Fill their arms               

Fill Their Arms, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. We rely heavily upon the generous donations of our patrons to continue our mission of educating the public and aiding infertile couples in their efforts toward attaining parenthood. We are a charitable organization whose endeavor is to eliminate the economic hardship that infertility brings. We edify and empower infertile couples by providing to them a means to recruit sponsors, inform and educate their support system as to their personal challenges and needs, and to invite financial support toward their efforts in attaining parenthood.            

GiveForward.com               

Give Forward provides free online fundraising pages allowing friends and family to raise money directly for a loved one when they need it the most. Set up a page in minutes, share it with friends, and instantly create a community of support.      

Take a second job               


Something so simple as a second job can result and a huge boost in the money you have to put towards family building.  As an example- let’s say both a husband and a wife take second jobs that pay $10 per hour and they each work 10 hrs per week at those jobs.  Over the course of one month- each would generate an additional $400 ($800 total) and over the course of 1 year- they would generate an additional $9600- approximately the cost of one IVF cycle.               

Ask Family and Friends for help


Infertility is a condition people are often reluctant to share out of embarrassment or shame. That said, if your family and close friends know that you are struggling and that you have a financial need to help build your family, they may be willing to give to support the cause. Creating a letter that shares your struggle and desire to have children and your request for support may motivate them to give a cash gift to you instead of holiday presents or another gift they may provide throughout the year.

Additional Resources


The Glow Fertility Program provides patients with a personal fertility coach as well as savings on egg-freezing and fertility treatment at reputed clinics.

Fertility Within Reach

Fertility Within Reach offers step-by-step instructions on how to advocate for access to family building benefits, including infertility treatment through legislative outreach, insurance appeals, and contacting employer human resource departments.

Parents Via Egg Donation

One-stop information clearinghouse for all things related to Egg and Embryo donation.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

SART fertility clinic success race (by state and fertility clinic)

Circle & Bloom

Circle & Bloom offers a FREE Fertility Meditation Program for all couples trying to conceive (TTC). Visit their website, and sign up today! 

GoStork

GoStork is the only place where intended parents can find, compare, and connect with top fertility providers across the US. Their unique platform allows intended parents to search and filter by personal preferences, easily compare providers side-by-side against all criteria (cost, location, success metrics, ratings, and much more), and book appointments with their favorite providers all in one simple process. All 100% free to use!