When can I apply for a Samfund Grant?
There are 4 grant periods in a year that occur in the following months:
January: Financial Assistance Grant
March: Family Building Grant
July: Financial Assistance Grant
September: Family Building Grant
What requests are eligible for Family Building Grant funding?
- Surrogacy (traditional or gestational)
What requests are not eligible for Family Building Grant funding?
- Egg, Embryo or Sperm Storage (instead, apply
during our Main Grant cycle)
- Living expenses (instead, apply during our Main
What is the average grant size?
- Financial Assistance Grants $1,500-$2,000
- Family Building Grants $2,500-$4,000
What forms will be required in the application?
The forms needed to complete an application are
available for download on our website and include:
A Medical History Verification Form signed by any
licensed practitioner that can verify your cancer
diagnosis (e.g., doctor, nurse, social worker, patient
navigator). Electronic signatures are accepted.
Recent Tax Forms, or an Affidavit Tax Form stating
you have not filed taxes in either, or both, of the
past two years. Electronic signatures are accepted.
Do the supporting forms have to be submitted by the application deadline?
Do I have to complete the application in one sitting?
How many times can I receive a grant?
What requests are eligible for Financial Assistance Grant funding?
- Car Payments / Repairs
- Graduate Tuition, Continuing Education, or Vocational Training
- Cosmetic, Dental, or Reconstructive Procedures
- Egg, Embryo or Sperm Storage
- Rent/Mortgage Supplementation
- Single Bill Payment (i.e., a one-time bill payment for outstanding utilities, taxes, or legal bills)
What requests are not eligible for Main Grant funding?
- Payments to friends or family members
- Undergraduate Tuition
- Medical Bills
- Purchasing a Car
- Credit Card Payments
If I pay rent or mortgage to a third party, such as a relative, can I still apply?
Yes, however, we do not pay relatives directly.
We would send payment to a landlord or a
mortgage lender on their behalf.
What is EMF looking for in an applicant?
EMF is looking for applicants that can describe:
- How their cancer experience has
adversely impacted their current financial
- Specifics on how becoming a grant
recipient will create a bridge to a brighter
How do the required forms need to be completed?
If I have received a grant previously, can you use the forms that were submitted with that application?
What percentage of applications are funded in each grant cycle?
Can I receive funding for a Main Grant and a Family Building Grant in the same grant cycle?
After applying, when will I receive a grant?
After the application closes, it will take approximately 10-11 weeks for applicants to be notified of grant status and for first payments to be sent out.
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