Financial Assistance Programs

The high cost of reproductive services can be a barrier for cancer patients who need to undergo fertility preservation treatments quickly, before they begin their cancer treatments. The programs listed below may help patients offset some of those costs.

Fertility Preservation

Heart Beat Program

The Heart Beat Program is offered by Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens Pharmacy. The program provides free medications for egg and embryo freezing for women who are newly diagnosed with cancer. Program details can be found here:

Livestrong Fertility

LIVESTRONG Fertility offers a financial assistance program for newly diagnosed men and women who are seeking to bank sperm, eggs or embryos prior to cancer treatment. Applications for the program can be found here:

Team Maggie

Team Maggie's purpose is to provide financial assistance to young women and men for the purpose of preserving eggs and sperm.

First Steps

It is estimated that over 50% of patients who seek treatment do not have any level of fertility medical or drug coverage. The First Steps program takes into consideration household income and hardship cases to provide eligible patients with a 5%, 25%, 50%, or 75% discount off their fertility drug cost.

Chick Mission

Chick Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to cancer patients with a focus on fertility challenges as a result of chemotherapy, radiation and drug treatment. Our mission is to ensure cancer patients have a fertility future by educating the community about preservation options and working directly with healthcare practices to provide monetary need-based grants to cover the cost of preservation. We currently offer assistance in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.

ReproTech, Ltd.

ReproTech, Ltd., strives to make fertility preservation services available to all individuals who are facing fertility threatening treatment, therefore we are proud to offer a generous financial assistance program to patients faced with economic challenges, particularly at a time when it is hardest to handle. Verna's Purse is that program.

Post-Treatment Family Building Grants

The SAM Fund

The SAM Fund provides scholarships to young adult cancer survivors for a wide range of cancer-associated costs. They offer two categories of family building grants: Storage of eggs, embryos or sperm (up to $1000.00) and Expenses for fertility procedures such as testing, IUI, IVF, gestational carrier, adoption, etc. (up to $4000).

Tinina Q Cade Foundation

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant is an annual award that provides up to $10,000 to needy, infertile families. These grants assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment or domestic adoption. Applications for the program can be found here:

Nest Egg Foundation

The Nest Egg Foundation currently works only with Connecticut and New York residents.

Nest Egg Foundation Inc. is a Connecticut-based tax exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Founded in 2015, the organization provides financial grants for IVF treatment to those who have been unable to start their families due to financial need.