Grants & Scholarships

Fertility Grants and Scholarships

For those intended parents faced with one or more failed IVF cycles, or the LGBTQ+ community longing to realize their dreams of parenthood, the thought of adding the additional expense of a surrogacy cycle and/or egg donation cycle to the already hard to swallow cost of IVF can send you into a glazed over haze of anxiety in a matter of seconds.

Fortunately, hope can exist for intended parents for at least the IVF part of your surrogacy and egg donation journey.

There are many avenues for IVF grants and scholarships that you can take advantage of. Giving Tree Surrogacy & Egg Donation is here to hopefully lessen the stress, and help you navigate this often daunting task of obtaining grants for the IVF costs portion of your surrogacy and/or egg donation cycle.

We have gathered an extensive list for you to explore for IVF grants and scholarships. Each organization has its own rules and requirements. Many have an application fee. Before you apply for a grant, we urge you to do your research. Check out the organization’s website and look at their record with the Better Business Bureau. Closely inspect each organizations grant requirements and choose the avenue that is right for you!

The listing of these organizations does not mean or imply any endorsement by Giving Tree Surrogacy & Egg Donation.

  • AGC Scholarships provides both advocacy and scholarships for the over 5 million couples struggling with infertility in the United States.
  • Baby Quest Foundation Grants are awarded two times yearly. They provide a dollar range of $2,000 - $16,000 (combo of medications and money). Open to all, genders, singles, same sex couples, all who are permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Cade Foundation The Tinina Q Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant is offered twice per year – Once in the spring and once in the fall. Provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with the costs of IVF treatments and domestic adoption. The foundation is Open to all; applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from their doctor and must be legal, permanent U.S. residents.
  • Compassionate Care Program EMD Serono offers a 25% - 75% discount on fertility medications. Military personnel automatically receive a minimum 25% discount regardless of pay scale.
  • 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.
  • Footprints of Angels is a non-profit organization supporting women impacted by recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriages) and infertility. This organization provides grants that can be applied toward Infertility medications, supplies and treatment from ANY reproductive endocrinology practice of the recipient’s choice, including in-vitro fertilization, oocyte vitrification (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing) and third party reproduction (surrogacy and egg donation). Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from their doctor and must be legal, permanent U.S. residents. Applicants who are single or part of a same sex couple are eligible to submit an application
  • Footsteps for Fertility provides grants that are either in-kind donations (from SART recognized clinical partners) or monetary.
  • 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.
  • Heart Beat Program Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy have developed the Heart Beat Program to help ease the financial burden of IVF treatment for those diagnosed with cancer. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have received chemotherapy treatment within the previous six (6) months. Your Oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist must also have determined that fertility preservation treatment is medically appropriate.
  • Hope for Fertility Foundation awards up to $5000 two times per year. Multiple grants may be awarded per grant cycle. The grant is available to couples who are married, are legal residents of the United States, and have been officially diagnosed with infertility by a medical professional. $50 application fee applies.
  • Journey to Parenthood awards at least one scholarship per year for up to $10,000 to be used for IUI, IVF or egg donation.
  • LIVESTRONG Fertility Helps those diagnosed with cancer obtain discounts for fertility preservation procedures.
  • 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.
  • ReUnite Assist Program is a medication assistance program that provides a discount on fertility drugs to eligible cancer patients. This discount is available at participating pharmacies. Discounts are provided on Follistim AQ cartridge; Ganirelex Acetate Injection & Pregnyl
  • Starfish Infertility Foundation is a nonprofit group committed to providing financial support for those struggling with infertility in the U.S. The Braxton grants will allow couples who do not have infertility insurance or do not have the financial resources to pay for infertility treatment. The grant allows for up to $5,000. The Bexleigh grant is available to anyone using a fertility clinic that is a member of The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). There is a $50 application fee which is non-refundable.

IVF Grants for Military and Veterans

  • Bob Woodruff Foundation – VIVA (Veterans in Vitro initiAtive) provides up to $5,000 towards Invitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to any post 9/11 military veteran who has lost the ability to conceive due to injuries incurred during military service.
  • Compassionate Care Program EMD Serono offers a 25% - 75% discount on fertility medications. This discount is determined by your household income. Military personnel automatically receive a minimum 25% discount regardless of pay scale.
  • Compassionate Corps Program EMD Serono offers this discount for military personnel with service related injuries resulting in the need for infertility treatment by providing medications for up to two IVF cycles per year. To be eligible for the program, you must:
  1. Be a retired member of the military or the spouse of one
  2. Be 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
    Have been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring IVF / ART

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

  • Men Having Babies provides for cash grants and in-kind grants to help alleviate the costs of IVF treatment, as well as egg donor and surrogacy costs. There are two levels of support available to intending fathers worldwide.

IVF Grants for Cancer Patients

  • Samfund Grant is an IVF grant for cancer survivors. It provides up to $4,000 towards fertility treatment. You are eligible to apply if you a U.S. resident, are a cancer survivor between the ages of 21 and 39 at the time of application, are not a financial dependent, and meet ONE of the following criteria:
  1. finished with active treatment with no evidence of disease
  2. one year past planned therapy with stable disease, or
  3. In remission and on hormonal therapy (such as Tamoxifen) or in remission and on long-term targeted therapy (such as Gleevec or Herceptin)
  • ReUnite Assist Program is a medication assistance program that provides a discount on fertility drugs to eligible cancer patients. This discount is available at participating pharmacies. Discounts are provided on Follistim AQ cartridge; Ganirelex Acetate Injection & Pregnyl

State Specific Grants for IVF

California

  • Defiantly Hopeful offers grants for IVF treatment in Orange County, CA or Mississippi. Applications will be accepted March 15th through May 24th each year. Grants will be awarded to recipients by June 15th each year.
  • HRC Fertility offers a 40% IVF discount to active duty personnel and veterans. HRC Fertility locations that participate in this discount are: Oceanside, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Rancho Cucamonga, Pasadena, Encino, Westlake Village and West Los Angeles.
  • Northern California Fertility Center provides one free cycle of IVF (includes medication). Grant applications must be received by the end of April each year.

Connecticut

  • Nest Egg Foundation provides IVF grants for up to $10,000 for patients undergoing IVF provided they can 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 any one who lives in or works in the state of Delaware.

Idaho

  • Footsteps for Fertility provides grants that are either in-kind donations (from SART recognized clinical partners) or monetary. In Kind donations only cover the clinic’s in house costs. These grants do not cover the cost of treatment beyond a basic IVF Cycle, such as: Medication, blood work, anesthesia, donor sperm, donor eggs, or adopted embryos. Monetary Grants are typically $5000; provided when funding permits.

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 also reside 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 financial hardship. Applications are reviewed two times per year, in the Spring and Fall.

Indiana

  • The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation offers IVF cycle grants and 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 grants for IVF cycles as well as general financial grants up to $10,000 for couples or individuals seeking IVF treatment in IL and who reside in IL, WI, IA, IN or MO.
  • The University of Iowa provides options to financially assist patients who do not have IVF insurance, as well as grants for those diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease.

Louisiana

  • Sarah’s Laughter located in Baton Rouge. This grant offers $10,000 to be used only at an IVF practice that is a registered member of The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

Mississippi

  • Defiantly Hopeful offers grants for IVF treatment in Orange County, CA or Mississippi. Applications will be accepted March 15th through May 24th each year. Grants will be awarded to recipients by June 15th each year.

Missouri

New York

  • New York State Demonstration Project -The State of New York funds $1,000,000 towards 100+ IVF cycles per year. The project works with thirteen to seventeen (13-17) IVF clinics in the state of New York. Those applying for this grant must prove their household income does not exceed $195,000 / yr.
  • Long Island IVF – IVF Grant Program provides for IVF services at a reduced cost, as well as a complimentary consultation with an IVF physician which includes an Initial Patient Assessment. Patients applying for this grant must prove financial hardship, and must travel to Long Island, New York for IVF treatment.

Ohio

  • Parental Hope awards several grants per year that cover the full cost of one IVF cycle or one Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Additionally, the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, raffles off one cycle of IVF cycle at Parental Hope’s annual fundraiser during National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)
  • The Madeline Gordon Gift of Life Foundation grants funding for IVF cycles to couples living in and around the greater Cincinnati Ohio. Applicants for this grant must demonstrate financial hardship, they cannot have any IVF insurance coverage, and they cannot have a history of any previous IVF treatment.

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. Tennessee Reproductive Medicine is also proud to be a LIVESTRONG Fertility program partner, and offers discounted services to qualified cancer patients.
  • Starfish Fertility Foundation The Bexleigh Grant offers IVF grants up to $5,000 to any person living within 100 miles of Nashville and using a fertility clinic that is a member of The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

Texas

  • Sparkles of Life offers $2000 towards IVF treatment at the Houston Fertility Institute in Houston, Texas. Each applicant must submit a completed application together with a statement of financial need along with their W2’s from the past two years. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee. You must prove a combined household income of less than $175,000. Additionally, you must be willing and available to volunteer at a Sparkles of Life fundraiser or advocacy events.

Utah

  • Footsteps for Fertility provides grants that are either in-kind donations (from SART recognized clinical partners) or monetary. In Kind donations only cover the clinic’s in-house costs. These grants do not cover the cost of treatment beyond a basic IVF Cycle, such as: Medication, blood work, anesthesia, donor sperm, donor eggs, or adopted embryos. *Monetary Grants are typically $5000; provided when funding permits.

Washington

  • Footsteps for Fertility provides grants that are either in-kind donations (from SART recognized clinical partners) or monetary. In Kind donations only cover the clinic’s in-house costs. These grants do not cover the cost of treatment beyond a basic IVF Cycle, such as: Medication, blood work, anesthesia, donor sperm, donor eggs, or adopted embryos. *Monetary Grants are typically $5000; provided when funding permits.

Wisconsin

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

Given the tremendous costs of IVF treatment and the lack of insurance coverage for fertility, the ability to receive discounted or free IVF treatment and/or medication is an incredible blessing. However, it is crucial to look closely at all the details about any grant you are pursuing, BEFORE applying. Many of these grants have very specific requirements. Some also have non-refundable application fees.

*Giving Tree Surrogacy & Egg Donation urges you to do your research before jumping in and filling out an application for an IVF treatment or medication grant.

Things to look out for:

  • Is the grant legitimate? Some are not!
  • Does the grant require any specific fertility testing to qualify?
  • What is the income level my household needs to be at to qualify for the grant?
  • Is there an application fee? Is it non-refundable?
  • What is the timeframe to use the grant money?
  • What specifically is covered by the grant?
  • Is the grant only usable at a specific IVF clinic?
  • If so, have you researched the clinic thoroughly?
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