Find an IVF Grant

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15
Aug

The good news is if you don’t have the financial wherewithal to pay for IVF or don’t qualify for loans, it doesn’t mean you’re down for the count.  You may be eligible to receive money that you can apply toward your treatment costs through numerous state and national grants set up to assist IVF candidates with paying for care.  

Much like college scholarships, each of these grants has specific criteria you must meet in order to apply.  Are you a veteran or active duty military? A cancer survivor? A Jewish couple? A gay individual or same-sex male couple with no existing children?  There’s a grant for you! Many grants are state specific and require you to reside or work in that state. Some grants require treatment to be performed at a particular fertility center. Most grants do have an application fee, so be sure you understand the grant requirements and specifically where and how grant funds may be used before you submit your application.

If you’re interested in applying for a grant, meet with the Financial Counselor at your local fertility clinic. He or she will have a list of state specific grants and additional insight into the application process.

NATIONAL GRANTS:  

  • CNY Fertility offers a monthly Free IVF Cycle ($3,900 IVF which includes anesthesia, ICSI, assisted hatching, fresh transfer, cryopreservation and storage of any embryos for 1 year), $1,000 medication gift card donated by IntegritRx, and up to 7 nights at the Maplewood Suites Extended Stay if the recipient is coming from out of the area and in need of accommodations. Do note that rules to apply can change month to month and that most of the grants are coordinated through social media to give everyone equal access. Most often you must comment and like their Sunday Night Fertile Fireside Chats (Facebook live Q & A with reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Robert Kiltz) or comment on and like a specific Instagram post. 
  • AGC Scholarships provides both advocacy and scholarships for the over 5 million couples struggling with infertility in the United States.
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys’ Family Formation Charitable Trust provides $500 – $2,000 towards fertility treatment and/or adoption costs
  • Baby Quest awards grants twice yearly – May and November. Awards range from $2,000 – $15,000 plus medications. This past year, Baby Quest awarded 15 grants. 
  • Bob Woodruff Foundation – VIVA (Veterans in Vitro initiAtive) provides up to $5,000 towards IVF treatments to a post-9/11 military veteran who has lost the ability to conceive due to injuries incurred during military service.
  • Cade Foundation provides IVF grants to U.S. citizens and has averaged dispensing 7.3 grants per year for over the last decade.

CNY Fertility also hosts another grant during National Infertility Awareness week that is given to someone who is active throughout the year advocating or otherwise spreading awareness about infertility. Applications open the first day of National Infertility Awareness Week every year and require a video and text-based submission documenting awareness efforts with supporting links (if applicable).

  • Carolina Conceptions offers IVF cycle and medication discounts are for active-duty military and veterans, but the applicant must be a TRICARE patient in order to be eligible for other service discounts.
  • Center for Human Reproduction – Household Income Discounts receive discounted IVF treatment fees.  Applicants don’t need to live in New York, but must be able to travel to New York for treatment. Must have a household income of < $100,000. For EcoIVF, applicants under 38 with normal ovarian function are preferred.
  • Hope for Fertility Foundation awards $500 – $3,500 grants in June to legally-married couples who are U.S. citizens with an infertility diagnosis.
  • Fertile Action’s Parenthood After Cancer Treatment Grant offers discounted or donated services for IVF, egg donation, or surrogacy to applicants who have had a cancer diagnosis or a diagnosis for BRCA 1 or 2 genetic mutations.
  • Footsteps for Fertility provides grants that can be applied toward treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET), or up to three Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) transfers taking place within a 12-month period of time.
  • INCIID provides IVF scholarships at a handful of national clinics including in NY, GA and CT. The organization aims to provide one scholarship per month. Applicants typically earn under $65,000 per year. 
  • Journey to Parenthood awards at least one scholarship per year for up to $10,000 to be used for IUI, IVF or egg donation. 
  • Long Island IVF – IVF Grant Program provides reduced cost IVF services, a complimentary physician consultation and Initial Patient Assessment to patients with proven financial hardship. Must travel to Long Island, NY for treatment.
  • Parental Hope Family Grants are awarded each year in October. There are no geographical restrictions on where an applicant currently lives, but at least one applicant must have an infertility diagnosis as outlined in the grant application. Grant applications must be submitted by September 1st of each year. 
  • Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation provides grants to females under the age of 40 when starting an IVF cycle. Applicants must be United States (U.S.) citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
  • Samfund Grant provides up to $4,000 towards fertility treatment for cancer survivors.
  • Starfish Fertility Foundation (Braxton Grant) offers IVF grants to any person in the U.S. without coverage. 

STATE SPECIFIC GRANTS:

California

Northern California Fertility Center provides one free cycle of IVF (medication included) and applications must be submitted by April 29th (or thereabouts) each year. 

HRC offers a 40% IVF discount to active duty personnel and veterans. Locations that participate are: Oceanside, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Rancho Cucamonga, Pasadena, Encino, Westlake Village and West LA. 

Colorado

Kids for Kyla Grants can be used towards fertility treatments or adoption costs. Priority is given to Colorado families without children.

Connecticut

Nest Egg Foundation provides IVF grants for up to $10,000 for patients undergoing IVF provided they demonstrate hardship and are treated at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (CARS) or Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT).

Delaware

Evan David Foundation provides funds to be used towards fertility treatment for person who live or work in Delaware.

Florida

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

Idaho

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. 

Illinois

The 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 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

Indiana

The 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.

Iowa

The 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.

University of Iowa offers 50% discounts for veterans (with a DD214) on retrievals and transfers. U.S. cancer patients who earn under $100,000 per year are eligible for a 35% discount per retrieval. Patients with a family history of Huntington’s Disease may be eligible for a free IVF cycle (first come, first serve).

Kansas

Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation Family Building Grant offers up to $5,000 to be used toward fertility treatment and/or domestic adoption costs

Louisiana

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

Missouri

The 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.

New Jersey

RMA of New Jersey offers 40 – 50 fully covered IVF cycles (with PGS) per year to active military personnel stationed in New Jersey.

New York 

New York State Demonstration Project -The State of New York funds $1,000,000 towards 100+ IVF cycles per year, working with 13-17 clinics in the state. Applicant household income may not exceed $195,000.

North Carolina

The Busch Foundation provides IVF grants for NC state residents and only those who are being treated at REACH Fertility in Charlotte are eligible. 

Ohio

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.

Pennsylvania

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia Fertility Fund grants IVF treatment funding to applicants who identify as Jewish, and live in Philadelphia area or a surrounding county.

Tennessee

Tennessee Reproductive Medicine offers 35% off of IVF treatment for a patient or spouse who is part of a military, police, sheriff, or firefighter unit.

Starfish Fertility Foundation offers IVF grants to any person living within 100 miles of Nashville.

Texas

Dallas IVF Discount Program offers a 50% IVF discount to patients demonstrating financial hardship. 

Fertility Foundation of Texas awards $12,000 IVF grants twice a year for patients living in Central Texas and who earn $100,000 or less.

Utah

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. 

Virginia

The Road to Parenthood provides grants to be used toward fertility costs and/or adoption. Applicants must be under 40 and live within a 60-mile radius of Richmond, VA.

Washington

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. 

Wisconsin

The 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.

For a searchable database by state, click here.

PATIENT SPECIFIC:

Hasidah provides IVF grants to Jewish families demonstrating a medical and financial need. Hasidah does not proscribe an exact amount for grants or loans, but they typically run between $5,000 and $15,000. 

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

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

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.

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