FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT

FOR YOUNG ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS

Grant Closed. Opens July 30, 2024

SAMFund Financial Assistance Grants are for cancer survivors seeking assistance with essential living expenses. Young adults account for 5% of cancer diagnoses in the US, with approximately 80,000 diagnosed each year. Young adults experience financial toxicity at a greater level than any other age group impacted by cancer. These grants are awarded to cancer survivors whose financial well-being has been negatively impacted by their cancer experience, and serves as a bridge to help these individuals reach the next step in fulfilling their goals.

Who Gets Prioritized for a SAMFund Financial Assistance Grant?

  • Applicants with an immediate and essential financial need
  • Applicants lacking financial support from other sources
  • Completed application that accurately describe the applicant’s finance circumstances
  • Applicants that succinctly explain in their application how their current financial situation has been adversely impacted by their cancer experience

WHAT A FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT COVERS

What’s Covered

  • Rent or mortgage payments
  • Car payments
  • Graduate or continuing education
  • Fertility storage fees
  • Reconstructive, dental, or cosmetic procedures related to your cancer treatment

What’s Not Covered

  • Undergraduate tuition
  • Medical bills
  • Credit card payments
  • Payments to friends or family members
  • Personal or student loans
  • Car purchases or repairs
  • Utilities
  • Family-building expenses (these are covered by our Family Building Grant)
  • Weddings
  • Vacations

Got Questions?

Apply for an EMF Samfund Grant

 

Step 1

Download a medical history verification form and send to your healthcare practitioner for completion. Form can’t be completed greater than 14 days prior to grant opening.
 

Step 2

If you have not filed taxes in 2021 and or 2022, download and complete a tax affidavit form. Form can’t be completed greater than 14 days prior to grant opening.

 

Step 3

Apply for an EMF SAMFund grant using our online application.

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