FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR YOUNG ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS
Surviving and Moving Forward [SAMFund] grants serve as a financial bridge to help young adult survivors regain their financial footing after expensive cancer treatment and move forward towards their personal, professional and academic goals.
More than 2,300 grants totaling more than $3.6 million dollars have been awarded to young adults as they recover from the financial impact of cancer.
DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must meet the general and medical criteria to apply for a SAMFund grant.
You Must Meet ALL
- U.S. Resident
- Between 21-39 years of age
- Not Tax Dependent
- Did not receive a SAMFund grant in the previous grant cycle
- Have not received 2 or more SAMFund grants
You Must Meet ONE
- Completed active treatment with no evidence of disease
- One year passed planned therapy with stable disease
- In remission and on hormonal therapy (such as Tamoxifin)
- In molecular remission and on long term targeted therapy (such as Gleevec or Herceptin)
- In remission and on immunotherapy
If you are actively receiving chemotherapy or radiation, you are not eligible at this time for a SAMFund grant.
Financial Assistance Grant
Spring Application. Opens Jan. 2024
Fall Application. Opens July 2024
Spring Application. Opens March 2024
Fall Application. Opens September 2024
Grant recipients will be notified of the outcome of their SAMFund grant application within 10-11 weeks of the closing date of the grant cycle
RESOURCES FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS
Other Financial Assistance Resources
Explore other websites that provide financial assistance and other resources to cancer patients, survivors, and their families. (Note: The website links provided are not affiliated with nor endorsed by EMF.)
Medical Debt Relief
EMF partners with Dollar For, an organization which helps patients navigate the process of reducing or eliminating medical debt. As part of our partnership, Dollar For offers prioritized debt forgiveness services to the EMF community.
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