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IVF Grants

By CNY Fertility Team Updated on

The sticker shock experienced while staring at an IVF bill for the first time is almost inevitable given the average cost of IVF is nearly $23,000.  While there are affordable options for IVF, including the ability to finance, why not get a free IVF cycle if at all possible? Amazingly, IVF Grants let you do exactly that. 

Much like college scholarships, many IVF grants have specific criteria, you must meet in order to receive the free IVF.  Some grants are specific to veterans or active-duty military. Other IVF Grants are for cancer survivors, Jewish couples, members of the LGBTQ community and more.

Many grants are state-specific and require you to reside or work in that state and some grants require treatment to be performed at a particular fertility center. Many 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.

NATIONAL IVF GRANTS:

  • CNY Fertility offers an IVF Grant Every Month for a Free IVF Cycle (A $3,900 credit for 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. The rules to receive the free IVF cycle change month to month so it may be beneficial to follow CNY on Instagram, Facebook, or subscribe to the CNY Fertility Newsletter to stay up to date with the latest grant application.
  • 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. 
  • Cade Foundation provides IVF grants to U.S. citizens and has averaged dispensing 7.3 grants per year for over the last decade.
  • 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.
  • Farcical Fertility grants are awarded based on financial need. Income limits are set to $75k for individuals or $125 for couples. Grants are given out in $2500 and $5000 increments for frozen and fresh cycles respectively.
  • 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.
  • Gift of Parenthood is a charitable grant that awards money with the aim to helps families conceive through advanced fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, egg donation, embryo donation, and gestational surrogacy.
  • 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.
  • Starfish Fertility Foundation (Braxton Grant) offers IVF grants to any person in the U.S. without coverage. 
  • IVF Grants for Military and Veterans

    IVF Grants for Gay Men and Women of LGBTQ+ Community:

    • CNY Fertility offers an IVF Grant dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community each year in the month of June in celebration of pride month.
    • 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.

    IVF Grants for Cancer Patients

    • Samfund Grant is an IVF grant for cancer patients. It provides up to $4,000 towards fertility treatment for cancer survivors.
    • Fertile Action’s Parenthood After Cancer Treatment Grant is an IVF grant for cancer patients. It 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.

    IVF Grants for Jewish Families

    • 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.
    • 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.

    STATE SPECIFIC IVF 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. 
  • Defiantly Hopeful offers grants for those seeking treatment in Orange County California or Mississippi. Applications open March 15 and close May 24. Recipients will be named by June 15.

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.
  • Those with Huntington’s Disease may be eligible for IVF cycle at The University of Iowa.

Kansas

Louisiana

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

  • Defiantly Hopeful offers grants for those seeking treatment in Orange County California or Mississippi. Applications open March 15 and close May 24. Recipients will be named by June 15.

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

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.

IVF Grants Texas

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.

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