The cost of fertility care and family building can be overwhelming for some intended parents, but there is help available. Financing is available, both through traditional means and through fertility-specific loan programs. Nonprofit organizations as well as some fertility clinics and private companies also offer financial aid, program awards, and grants to select hopeful parents. To help you identify financial aid opportunities you may qualify for, we have compiled this list of various programs.
For specific details, including up to date application deadlines and qualifying criteria, please visit each individual website. The listing of these organizations does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Family Inceptions International.
APPLICANT SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
- Bob Woodruff Foundation provides up to $5,000 in funding to veterans who are eligible for the BWF Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA) Fund. VIVA can help defray costs associated with the VA IVF program and does not have the same exclusions as the VA IVF program.
- Ferring Pharmaceuticals HeartBeat Program provides select fertility medications at no cost to female patients with a cancer diagnosis.
- Fertility for Colored Girls Gift of Hope Award, offers grants of up to $10,000 to be used to cover costs of fertility treatments and family building.
- Hasidah provides IVF grants to Jewish families demonstrating a medical and financial need. Hasidah does not prescribe an exact amount for grants or loans, but they typically run between $5,000 and $15,000. This program is open to Jewish people of all backgrounds and sexual orientation.
- Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS) provides funds to Jewish individuals and families living in the Philadelphia area who face infertility and the financial burden of fertility treatments that are not covered by insurance.
- 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. The grant money can be used for fertility treatment at any SART clinic in the US.
- The Samfund provides a family building grant of up to $4,000 for cancer survivors who need help paying for fertility treatments.
- Men Having Babies provides cash grants and in-kind grants to help cover the costs of IVF treatment, as well as egg donor and surrogacy costs. Applicants must be Supporting Members of the Men Having Babies organization.
- Making Miracle Babies provides interest free loans for up to $18,000 to Jewish families living in the Miami area. Recipients can spread out their payments over three years to repay their loans.
- AGC Scholarships offer financial age to hopeful parents. Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility, be over 18 years of age and a US Citizen.
- Associates Home Loan offers a $1,000 grant to hopeful parents who are growing their family through adoption. Recipients are selected twice a year with deadlines for application on June 15th and December 30th.
- Baby Quest awards grants twice yearly – May and November. Awards range from $2,000 – $15,000 plus medications. Grants are available to single people or couples of all backgrounds and sexual orientations.
- Cade Foundation provides IVF grants to U.S. citizens who require fertility treatments to build their families.
- Family Formation Charitable Trust offers grants between $500-$2000 to individuals or couples seeking to build their family through adoption or assisted reproduction. There is no formal income requirement, however the committee takes financial hardship into consideration when determining grant recipients.
- 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 availability of funds.
- Hope for Fertility awards $500 – $3,500 grants once a year to legally married couples who are U.S. citizens with an infertility diagnosis.
- INCIID provides IVF scholarships in the form of donated medical care 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.
- Starfish Fertility Foundation offers IVF grants to any person in the U.S. who faces infertility and can demonstrate financial need.
STATE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
- Bundle of Joy Fund Funded by the Busch Foundation provides IVF grants for legal US residents of North or South Carolina who are working with one of the fund’s partner clinics.
- Assisted Fertility Program in Jacksonville offers $5,000 IVF (excluding medication) for households making under $50,000 per year.
- 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.
- 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.
Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana or Missouri
- 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.
- Sarah’s Laughter in Baton Rouge offers a $10,000 to help Christian couples afford the cost of adoption or fertility treatments.
New York and Connecticut
- Nest Egg Foundation provides eligible individuals or couples up to $10,000 to be used for IVF. The Ryder grant is specifically for people who will be starting their families with the help of an egg donor.
- The State of New York earmarks nearly $1M per year for residents who earn under $195,000 per year and who are good candidates for IVF.
- Madeleine Gordon Gift of Life Foundation provides IVF grants to married couples in the greater Cincinnati area.
- Parental Hope awards multiple grants each year that cover the full cost of one cycle of IVF or one Frozen Embryo Transfer at the Institute of Reproductive Health in Cincinatti. There is also an embryo adoption grant available.
Utah, Idaho, Washington
- Footsteps for Fertility works with roughly 10 local clinics to provide either in-kind (donated) treatment or monetary gifts of up to $5,000. To be eligible, you must attend a local event hosted by a participating clinic.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Compassionate Care Program allows eligible patients to save 25%, 50%, or 75% off the self-pay price of EMD Serono’s fertility medications. There are income eligibility requirements
Eligible self-pay patients can receive a discount, via rebate, off their out-of-pocket costs on select EMD Serono fertility medications through GO Direct Rebate. It is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be covered under insurance.
ReUnite Assist offers prescription discounts to income-eligible patients. Medications must be filled at a participating ReUnite Rx pharmacy.