Resources for Fertility Assistance

Cancer treatments can often damage reproductive cells and systems. Fertility and the ability to have a family can be a huge concern to a woman with cancer. Infertility due to cancer can cause depression and distress. Fertility preservation can be costly. The following resources may offer support towards these types of services and procedures.

Although we have provided a short description, programs and fund availability can change.  Please contact the organization for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

The Alliance for Fertility Preservation provides information, resources and access to fertility preservation for cancer patients and the healthcare professionals who treat them.  You can find Fertility Scout on their site, which is a comprehensive listing of fertility preservation services AND post-treatment family building resources such as egg donor and surrogacy agencies, and adoption and ART attorneys.

The CFAC is a searchable network of organizations that provide assistance with a variety of expenses.

Their mission is to ensure every young woman newly diagnosed with cancer has the option to preserve fertility through direct financial support, educational programs, and advocacy efforts. The Hope Grant Program supports newly diagnosed female patients choosing to preserve fertility options ahead of treatment.

Livestrong Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, resources and financial support to survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility.

The Expect Miracles Foundation offers grants through their Surviving and Moving Forward (SAMFunds) grants.   Applicants must be U.S. residents between 21-39 years old and completed with active cancer treatment. EMF provides an extensive list of additional financial assistance resources for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Team Maggie’s Dream purpose is to provide financial assistance to young women and men for the purpose of preserving eggs and sperm.  The Team Maggie’s Dream Grant is available to uninsured/underinsured residents in the USA  between the ages of 15-37 who are are receiving treatment for cancer. They provide Fertility Assistance Grants up to $2,500 for fertility preservation expenses including, but not limited to, egg retrieval, and up to 1 year of storage fees.