Financial Aid Funds

This independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on first-come first served basis and are distributed until funds are depleted. Qualifications and processes for each fund may differ based on fund requirements.

Eligibility is different for each specific fund, refer to the program details to identify if criteria is met.  The purpose of each fund is defined in the fund details. 

This independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on first-come first served basis and are distributed until funds are depleted. Qualifications and processes for each fund may differ based on fund requirements. Patients who are interested in applying for financial assistance should start by calling this division toll free at (855) 824-7941 or by registering your account and submitting an application online here.

Open Funds

These open funds are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funds immediately.

Angel Fund

For bereaved families of a loved one who has passed from Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) In partnership with Begin Again Foundation, the Angel Fund offers one-time $1,000 grants to eligible bereaved families to assist with the expense of laying a loved one who has passed from Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) to rest. To be eligible, the patient’s income prior to passing will need to meet programs financial guidelines, application will need to be submitted within 6 months of the deceased date and the patient succumbed to the diagnosis of Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Qualifying diagnosis documentation include a death certificate with cause of death, doctor verification and/or medical notes. Review the program disclaimer for this fund here.

The application portal will close once exhausted and reopen the first business day of the following month. All grants are provided on a first-come first served basis and distributed until funds are depleted.

Applications for burial or cremation expenses may be completed by a caregiver and/or family member by calling toll-free (855) 824-7941. There is no online portal for this fund.

Heart Valve Financial Aid Fund

Patients diagnosed with a heart valve disorder

The fund supports patients who have been diagnosed with a qualifying heart valve condition or disorder and who are currently receiving treatment, have been in treatment within the last 6 months or are starting treatment within 60 days. Once approved, the financial fund provides a one-time $600 grant to help offset the out-of-pocket expenses associated with transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, and food needs related to heart valve treatments. Each patient must meet household income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund.

Register and apply online here.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Financial Aid Fund

Patients diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma

The fund supports patients who have been diagnosed with the rare form of skin cancer known as Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC). Once approved, the financial fund provides one-time assistance of $1000 to cover transportation-related expenses connected to treatment appointments, lodging, and food or nutritional needs. Eligible patients include those who are undergoing active treatment, have received treatment within the previous 6 months, or will be receiving treatment in the next 60 days. Each patient must meet household income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund. 

Register and apply online here.

NOCC Clinical Trial Fund

Patients diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

In partnership with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), the NOCC Financial Assistance Program supports patients that have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer by providing financial assistance for:

  1. Non-medical expenses that may hinder patients from receiving the treatment and care they need
  2. Common non-medical expenses related to clinical trial participation

 

The NOCC Clinical Trial Fund offers a $2,500 grant, once per year, to eligible patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer and participating in a clinical trial to cover common non-medical costs related to participation. The fund will cover expenses related to transportation to and from clinical trial treatment/doctor (airfare, gas, rental cars, taxi fare, parking/toll, etc.) hotels/lodging, and meals and food. To be eligible, the patient must meet income guidelines and provide diagnosis and clinical trial participation documentation to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund here.

Register and apply online here or by calling (866) 719-2767.

 

NOCC Treatment Fund

Patients diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

In partnership with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), the NOCC Financial Assistance Program supports patients that have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer by providing financial assistance for:

  1. Non-medical expenses that may hinder patients from receiving the treatment and care they need

The NOCC Treatment Fund offers a $1,000 grant, once per year, to eligible patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer for non-medical expenses related to treatment and care. The fund will cover transportation to and from treatment/doctor, rent/housing assistance, utilities/bills, food or groceries, child/elder care, and house cleaning services. To be eligible, the patient must meet income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund here.

Register and apply online here or by calling (866) 719-2767

LEISHLine Financial Aid Fund

Patients diagnosed with Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

In partnership with Begin Again Foundation, the LEISHLine Financial Aid Fund offers one-time $1,000 grants to eligible patients with a diagnosis of Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). The fund will cover expenses related to rent/mortgage, transportation, utilities, food/nutritional needs and/or lodging. To be eligible, the patient must meet income guidelines, application needs to be submitted within 6 months of diagnosis and the patient’s doctor confirms the diagnosis of Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Review the program disclaimer for this fund here.

The application portal will close once exhausted and reopen the first business day of the following month. All grants are provided on a first-come first served basis and distributed until funds are depleted.

Register and apply online here or by calling (855) 824-7941

Fully Allocated Funds

Once a fund becomes fully allocated, PAF is unable to process applications that are pending or accept new applications at that time.  Should additional funding become available in the future, it will be necessary for patients to re-apply at that time. 

COVID-19 Care Recovery Fund-- Fully Allocated as of November 5, 2020

Patients diagnosed with COVID-19

This fund supports patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 6 months. Once approved, the fund provides one-time assistance of $500 to cover food or nutritional expenses, utility bills, rent or mortgage payments, temporary lodging needs, and car payments or other transportation expenses. Eligible patients include those who are currently diagnosed with COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past six (6) months. Review the program disclaimer for this fund.

Register and apply online here.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Financial Aid Fund-- Fully Allocated as of April 16, 2021

Patients diagnosed with Stage III or Stage IV Breast Cancer

Supporting Stage III and Stage IV breast cancer patients, this financial fund provides a $600 grant specifically to cover various non-medical related expenses connected to treatment, including transportation assistance, food, utilities, housing expenses or pre-burial expenses. Each patient must meet income guidelines and provide documentation of current active treatment or treatment within the last 6 months in order to finalize the application.  Review the program disclaimer for this fund.

Register and apply online here.