Financial Assistance Opportunities
The following organizations provide financial assistance to those affected by cancer or a chronic illness, such as any of the hereditary colon cancer syndromes. (Please scroll down for financial assistance for cancer-related expenses.)
Chronic Illness-Related Expenses
Prevents foreclosure, eviction, utility disconnection, car repossession during medical crisis and provides urgent financial assistance within 24 hours of request for food, housing, utilities, transportation.
Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope - A Life Grant
A Life Grant is an award up to $5,000 to be used in the fulfillment of a dream, goal, or project that you take on to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.
CareConnect USA - Financial Assistance Hotline for Familes
Free list of family relief hotlines for financial assistance in critical categories.
A program providing qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses such as transportation, child care and lost wages.
The ColonoscopyAssist program provides colonoscopy screenings and colon cancer support for the underinsured community.
Search for hospitals, nursing homes, and other health facilities that provide services to persons unable to pay and make their services available to all person residing in the facility's area.
National Organization of Rare Diseases - Medication Assistance Programs
Opium Tincture Medication Assistance for those suffering from severe diarrhea.
VSL#3 DS Medical Food Patient Assistance Program for those living with an Ileal Pouch.
Patient Advocate Foundation - Scholarship for Survivors & Co-Pay Relief Program
Scholarship for Survivors program offers educational scholarships to those who have suffered, or are suffering with, a life threatening disease or chronic condition.
Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need.
Arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes, generally those have limited financial resources or are receiving diagnosis, treatment or follow-up for various types of acute or chronic illnesses or conditions that make it either financially impossible or otherwise infeasible to use public commercial or private charter transportation.
Get the facts about which screenings your insurance covers and how your policy impacts your access to prevention.
RxAssist - Patient Assistance Program Center
Learn about ways to use pharmaceutical company programs and other resources to help reduce your medication costs.
Financially assists cancer patients in active treatment with a one-time grant of $300 to help cover medical expenses, doctor's visit copay, prescription copay, travel and parking expenses at hospitals for treatment.
*Open to Georgia and Michigan residents only*
Supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment by providing grants (typically $500) to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance such as medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries. Also provide home health-care services.
Offers limited assistance for cancer-related costs (transportation, home care, child care, and pain medication) and they have professional oncology social workers who can help you find resources.
Cancer Care Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
Helps people being treated for cancer afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs, ensuring their access to care for prescribed treatments.
Cancer Survivor's Fund - Scholarship Programs
Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need.
Provides hope and inspiration to cancer survivors and amputees by providing college scholarships.
The Blue Note Fund is a one-time grant of $300 given to help meet the financial needs of families facing colon cancer.
Caporal Assistance Network - The Mariposa Program
Provides stipends of up to $3000 to young adults pursuing fertility preservation necessitated by a recent cancer diagnosis or treatment.
If you are a cancer patient who needs help navigating your clinical trial options or financial assistance to attend a clinical trial, we'd like to hear from you.
Established $1,000 competitive awards to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment.
Provides modest financial assistance to young adults (18-30) afflicted with cancer.
Allocates post-secondary scholarship monies to survivors of childhood cancer.
*Open to Colorado and Montana residents only*
SuperSibs! - SuperSibs! Scholarship Program
Fixed amount “college tuition assistance scholarships” awarded to applicants who are high school seniors and can articulate how being the sibling of a brother or sister with cancer has impacted their lives and how they will apply this learning to make a difference in the future.
Surviving and Moving Forward - The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
Provides grants to young people (17 - 35 yrs old) to cover post-treatment financial needs, including, but not limited to current/residual medical bills, car/health insurance premiums, rent, utilities, tuition and loans, family-building expenses, gym memberships and transportation costs.
Helps young adults with cancer by funding their creative passions, pursuits, and hobbies as well as integrative therapies such as acupuncture, reflexology, and therapeutic massage.
Awards $2500 over two semesters to help young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
We Believe Foundation - Financial Hardship Awards
Awards up to $3500 per applicant per year to cover medical bills due to cancer (15– 29 yr olds), replacement of lost part-time income (15-22 yr olds), up to $50 per week of missed work (patient only) due to treatment & recovery (Max $1000), and travel/lodging expenses due to cancer (15– 29 yr olds).