Samfund Grant Program

Resources for Young Adult Cancer Survivors


Expect Miracles Foundation’s Samfund provides critical resources to young adult cancer survivors. Young adults are a vulnerable and underserved segment of the cancer community. We help young adults who are struggling with expenses through two grant categories:  Financial Assistance Grants and Family Building Grants. We award Financial Assistance Grants twice per year to provide assistance for essential living expenses such as rent or mortgage supplementation, car payments, continuing education, fertility storage, and reconstructive procedures. We award Family Building Grants twice a year to help young adult cancer survivors cover expenses related to medical services such as IVF, IUI, gestational carrier, surrogacy, adoption, and fertility testing.

Spring Family Building Grant Now Open
Closes April 7 at 5 pm EST


Spring Financial Assistance Grant 1.26.23 – 2.22.23 (Recipients notified in early May)
Spring Family Building Grant 3.16.23 – 4.7.23
Fall Financial Assistance Grant Opens July 2023
Fall Family Building Grant Opens September 2023

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Applying for an EMF Samfund Grant

Determine Your Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for a Samfund grant:

  • You are a U.S. resident.
  • You are between 21-39 years of age.
  • You did not receive a Samfund grant in the previous grant cycle.

Additionally, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completed active treatment with no evidence of disease.
  • You are one year past planned therapy with stable disease.
  • You are in remission and on hormonal therapy (such as Tamoxifen), in molecular remission and on long-term targeted therapy (such as Gleevec or Herceptin), or in remission and on immunotherapy.

Got Questions?

Need Resources?

Apply for an EMF Samfund Grant

Step 1

Download a medical history verification form and send to your healthcare practitioner for completion.

Step 2

If you have not filed taxes in 2020 and or 2021, download and complete a tax affidavit form.


Step 3

Apply for an EMF Samfund Grant

“I used my EMF Samfund grant for rent, which took significant financial stress off my plate and helped me reduce my debt”


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Expect Miracles Foundation’s Battle of the Bartenders Boston 2023, an event featuring Young Professionals Expect Miracles (YPEM), raised nearly $15,000 for EMF’s Samfund on 2.28.23. View highlights from this event, see Mario Reto who was crowned Boston YPEM’s Best Bartender, and meet the team at John Hancock that earned placement as Top Fundraising Firm.

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