All grant applications for medical expenses relating to breast reconstructive surgery submitted through this process will be considered.
Each applicant who has undergone a mastectomy will be considered for a grant, based on their application details and the support information received. All grants are awarded through an objective and nondiscriminatory selection process.
We carefully review each grant application in the order received. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you if you qualify prior to receiving your complete application. Processing and approval of complete applications may take between 14-30 days. Please allow 30-60 days prior to surgery for approval. All requests must be pre-approved.
If your grant request is approved, the grant award will be paid directly to medical providers/facilities to pay for breast reconstruction and related medical expenses. AiRS’ mission of helping women with breast reconstruction prevents us from helping to pay for living expenses or transportation. We offer resources for patients who may need assistance beyond the scope of the AiRS Foundation. Please see our list of resources here.
Criteria for AiRS Foundation’s grants to individuals are based on the Foundations submission to the IRS at the time of its approval for 501(c)3 standing as a charitable foundation. Grants awarded may range from an individual’s medical bill co-pay to the full cost of reconstructive surgery, hospitalization, and other related medical expenses.
An individual may be disqualified based on IRS Code Section 4958 or a grant may be revoked if it is determined that information has been falsified.
FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES
You must meet the Federal Poverty Guidelines in order to be considered for the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery’s services.