IVF Grant Options 2024

Comprehensive Guide to IVF Grant Options

On this page, we have compiled a list of available IVF grants and information into one place to help you navigate which opportunities may be available to assist you on your family-building journey.

The IVF Grant Process: Common Questions

It's no secret that the financial component of IVF is a big consideration for most patients. Fortunately, various financial options are available to help mitigate the costs of IVF, and some even provide assistance for costs associated with using donor eggs or donor embryos

What Are IVF Grants?  »

IVF grants are a form of financial aid awarded to couples or individuals undergoing fertility treatments. The best part? IVF grants do not need to be repaid.

Do IVF Grants Have Application Fees?  »

Most grants require a non-refundable, non-waivable $25-$100 application fee — $50 being the most common. However, this is typically considered a donation which may be tax deductible.

How Do I Know If I Qualify?  »

Fortunately, organizations are upfront about their eligibility criteria, so it’s easy to determine whether you would qualify before spending time and money on the application.

What Types of Grants Are Available?  »

Grants are categorized into three types: national, regional, and specialized.

  • National: Offered by national nonprofits and open to applicants across the U.S. Typically have high competition but allow you to use clinics close to home.
  • Regional: Typically state-wide, sometimes restricted to specific counties or mile radius.
  • Specialized: Offering financial assistance for fertility treatments to individuals within specific communities, such as those with particular medical diagnoses or occupations. 

What is Required of Grant Winners?  »

Recipients of an IVF grant may sometimes be asked to participate in press activities or share their stories publicly to help raise awareness about fertility challenges and the opportunities grants provide. This could include giving interviews, writing testimonials, or participating in social media campaigns.

Would I Receive the Money Directly?  »

No. Typically, the grant funds are sent directly to your fertility clinic and/or agency.

IVF Grant Application Tips💡  »

 

  • Always be authentic and heartfelt in your application.
  • Don't wait until the last minute! Some applications may have a medical component that needs to be filled out by your doctor, so be sure to get started sooner rather than later to ensure you have time to gather and organize all necessary documents. 
  • Ensure your information is accurate and complete.
  • Take time to review any available information from the organization, such as FAQs, to fully understand their process and your responsibility.
  • Prepare to be patient! Reviewing applicants and choosing winners sometimes takes organizations 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Please note that Donor Nexus is not affiliated with any organization on this list; we are just here to share possible opportunities for our intended parents!

List of National IVF Grants — 2024

Typically, national IVF grants are offered by nonprofits, open to applicants across the U.S., and allow you to use clinics close to home. Although they can be quite competitive, it's still worth looking into the options to determine whether you would be a good candidate for any available ones.

Baby Quest Foundation »

Current Application Deadline: September 6th, 2024

Baby Quest Foundation grants are awarded biannually, providing financial assistance based on the applicant's needs. Baby Quest welcomes applicants regardless of gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, provided they are permanent U.S. residents and working with a fertility clinic within the U.S. It supports various fertility treatments, including IVF with donor eggs or embryos.

Learn More & Apply →

The Hope for Fertility National Grant »

Next Application Phase Opens: July 1st, 2024

The Hope for Fertility Grants are typically distributed annually, though the frequency can vary. Grant availability and amounts, which vary from $250 to $10,000, depend on the funds raised each year. To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and receiving treatment in the U.S., have a physician-confirmed diagnosis of infertility, and be legally married.

Learn More & Apply →

The CADE Foundation »

Current Application Deadline: July 1st, 2024

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation provides a Family Building Grant of up to $10,000, alongside a medication grant that supplies fertility medications courtesy of EMD Serono. This grant supports IVF treatments using donor eggs. Eligible applicants must have a diagnosed infertility issue and be either a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.

Learn More & Apply →

Gift Of Parenthood »

Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

The Gift of Parenthood Family Building Grant has a giveaway at least four times a year! Win up to $20,000 for costs associated with IVF, egg donation, or other fertility expenses. These giveaways are available to legal residents of United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

Learn More & Apply →

The Cozy Warrior Grant »

Applications Currently Closed

The Cozy Warrior is a non-profit organization providing $5,000 Fertility Grants to couples or individuals diagnosed with infertility (same-sex couples also qualify). To qualify, your clinic must be within the U.S. Grants are awarded five times per year!

Learn More & Apply →

Journey to Parenthood »

Should Re-Open in August 2024

The Journey to Parenthood grant program opens annually in August, aiming to award 1-4 grants each year. The number and value of grants depend on the funds raised that year, with a goal to offer at least one $10,000 grant annually. Grants are flexible, covering expenses related to IVF, egg donation, and other infertility treatments. Applicants are required to be U.S. citizens living in the United States and under the care of an infertility specialist within the country.

Learn More & Apply →

Starfish Infertility Foundation »

Applications Currently Closed

In the United States, couples—regardless of their marital status—facing fertility treatments without insurance support can access financial aid through the Braxton Grant, offering up to $5,000. This grant can be utilized towards fertility treatments at any clinic that is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

Learn More & Apply →

Parental Hope Family Grants »

Applications Currently Closed

On April 27, 2024, during the Spring for Hope event, Parental Hope is set to award two Parental Hope Family Grants. These grants will cover the costs of either a standard IVF cycle or a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure at the Institute for Reproductive Health located in Cincinnati, Ohio. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, between the ages of 21-40, and have an infertility diagnosis meeting the requirements as listed on the Parental Hope website. among other requirements.

Learn More & Apply →

Infant CPR IVF Grant »

Submission Deadline: December 31 Annually

InfantCPR.com offers a $1,000 IVF grant and announces the winner on January 30th each year. The only listed requirement is that you must be a first-time parent. To apply, email a 250-word essay detailing your journey to info@infantcpr.com in PDF format. Winners are announced annually on January 30.

Learn More & Apply →

Hopeful Mama Foundation »

Applications Currently Closed

Hopeful Mama Foundation 2024 grants range from $500 - $5,000. Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility as defined by ASRM, must have basic medical insurance, including prenatal coverage, must live in the U.S., and must work with a fertility clinic in the U.S., among other eligibility requirements. 

Learn More & Apply →

 

Specialized IVF Grants

Specialized IVF grants offer financial assistance for fertility treatments to individuals within specific communities, such as those with particular medical diagnoses or occupations. These grants are organized by advocacy groups or organizations to support individuals who share common circumstances.

VIVA Program for Veterans  »

No Submission Deadlines; Distributed as Needed

Bob Woodruff Foundation Veteran In-Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA) is a program that supports wounded veterans seeking to grow their families.

Learn More & Apply →

LGBTQ+ Families  »

Most (if not all) grant options listed on this page are LGBTQ+-Friendly. Additionally, Men Having Babies (MHB) offers cash grants to approved prospective parents and provides a directory of service providers who have pledged a discount to MHB members.

SAMFund for Cancer Survivors  »

Applications Currently Closed

Offers grants to young adult cancer survivors for various post-treatment recovery needs, including costs associated with IVF.

Learn More & Apply →

BEF IVF Grant for Cystic Fibrosis »

Current Application Deadline: May 1st, 2024

In collaboration with Kindbody and Boston IVF, the BEF IVF Grant Program awards grants to individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) who face obstacles in their family-building journeys. Grants are awarded biannually to applicants who meet specific criteria, including a diagnosis of infertility and cystic fibrosis, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, an age range of 25 to 55, and the ability to undergo IVF treatment at one of Boston IVF or Kindbody's 28 locations. 

Learn More & Apply →

Options for Jewish Families  »

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS)

The JFCS Fertility Fund provides financial assistance to individuals and families facing infertility challenges, particularly the costs of IVF treatments not covered by insurance. Eligibility is extended to Jewish applicants living in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Learn More & Apply →

Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF)

JFF Grants are eligible to applicants in the JFF communities of Atlanta, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Greater DC, Pittsburgh, and Tampa who are committed to raising their child in the Jewish faith, among other requirements. 

Learn More & Apply →

 

Regional IVF Grants

State-specific grants are also available, providing local support within communities across the United States. To find additional local IVF grant options, consider reaching out to your clinic and engaging with your local community to discover any regional grant programs or fundraising initiatives.

North or South Carolina Residents  »

No Submission Deadlines; Distributed as Needed

The Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund specifically offers funding for couples undergoing IVF treatment through the REACH Fertility Clinic of Charlotte. Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from Reach Fertility Clinic and be legal permanent U.S. residents in North Carolina or South Carolina.

Learn More & Apply →

New York Residents  »

The New York State Infertility Reimbursement Program offers grant assistance for IVF and other fertility treatments to eligible New Yorkers, effective from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2024. Residents with a household income under $200,000, insurance coverage, and a diagnosis of infertility as defined by NYS law can seek support through approved providers.

Learn More & Apply →

 

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Do your own research, consult professionals, and explore all options to find the best fit for your situation. Remember, even though the journey to becoming a parent can be tough, many people are ready to support you and help you make your dream of having a family come true.

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