Family Building Support

Alliance for Fertility Preservation
The mission of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation is to increase information, resources and access to fertility preservation for cancer patients and the healthcare professionals who treat them.

AttainFertility provides education for cancer patients on fertility preservation for both men and women. It highlights the proactive steps to take and questions to ask before beginning cancer treatment. They also have an IVF Assist Program, which aims at providing eligible IVF patients access to more affordable IVF care.

Bonei Olam
Bonei Olam assists with funding for all aspects of infertility related treatments. Their Pre-Cancer, Post-Cancer program can finance the necessary treatment prior to cancer treatment so it will be possible for individuals to build a family.

Livestrong Fertility
Livestrong Fertility is a national LIVESTRONG initiative providing tools and resources to help you find the fertility answers you need and evaluate your risks and options. It is a financial assistance program is also available to help offset the cost of egg freezing, sperm banking, or embryo freezing.

Team Maggie for a Cure
Team Maggie for a Cure is a nonprofit that provides financial support for fertility preservation. It provides grants to young adults who are receiving treatment for cancer to assist with fertility preservation expenses that have been denied by the recipient’s insurance.

The InterNational Council for Infertility Information Dissemination
The InterNational Council for Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID) helps individuals and couples by providing an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Scholarship to those in need. Scholarships are reviewed monthly. Deadlines are the last working day of each month. INCIID has arranged for a number of respected IVF clinics in the U.S. to donate their expertise and state-of-the-art facilities so that patients who do not have the financial resources may have the opportunity to build a family. The program will cover most of the basic IVF expenses.

The National Adoption Foundation
The National Adoption Foundation (NAF) offers nontraditional, innovative, fund raising programs as well as NAF Grants to assist with the costs of adoption. The grant program is open to all legal adoptions including public or private agency adoptions, international, special needs or adoptions facilitated by an attorney. There is no income requirement. There is a simple one page application and the only requirement to apply is a home study, or one in progress. The Foundation’s board meets four times a year, during the last week of each quarter, to award grants.

The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University
The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University explores the reproductive future of cancer survivors. They provide resources to address the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or its treatment. It also runs an informative blog.

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation serves the needs of families battling infertility through education and outreach on relevant and related issues. They also provide financial assistance to families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption through the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant, available twice yearly.

Verna’s Purse
Verna’s Purse is a ReproTech program that offers financial assistance to cancer survivors questioning whether they can afford to preserve their fertility or maintain specimens already in storage. This program also assists those who may undergo fertility-threatening cancer treatments.

Your Fertility Friend
Your Fertility Friend provides information about the entire IVF process from terms and procedures to costs.