Cure for Lymphoma Foundation
Provides grants to any person with lymphoma experiencing
financial difficulty. To be eligible you must be an U.S.
citizen. Grants are limited to the cost incurred for childcare,
travel/transportation and related expenses to treatment or
transplant, medical aids and devices (wheelchair, ramps,
hospital bed, walker), education and support meeting or camps,
cosmetic aids (wigs, eyelashes, scarf's) and hygienic products.
Contact information: 215 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016,
212-213-9595 or 800-CFL-6848, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Children's Cancer Society
Provides financial assistance to any
child diagnosed with cancer on or before his/her 18th birthday. Assistance for medical care
may include, bone marrow transplant, donor harvest, supplies, respite care, donor
harvest, pharmaceuticals, home health care. Assistance for ancillary cost may include
transportation, childcare, household expenses, meals, lodging, and insurance premiums.
Assistance is not available for insurance co-pays and deductibles. Contact them at
800-5-FAMILY or 314-241-1600 and email at PFS@children-cancer.com.
Cancer Care, Inc.
Provides limited financial assistance
nationally for pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, women with breast, ovarian, and cervical
cancer. Local financial assistance includes help for people with all cancers in New York, New
Jersey, Connecticut and San Diego, California. Financial help is for
transportation, radiation, chemotherapy, pain medications, home care, child care, and some screening
and biopsies. Please be aware that CancerCare grants are not for basic living expenses
such as rent, mortgages, utility payments and food.
Contact information: 275 Seventh Avenue, New
York, NY 10001, 800-813-4673 or 800-813-HOPE, email at email@example.com,
and the web address is
Provides financial assistance for Multiple
Sclerosis medications. Contact them at 800-948-5777.
Leukemia Research Foundation
Offers financial assistance,
transportation to treatment centers, and blood transfusions.
Contact them at 800-955-4LSA or their web
address at www.leukemia.org.
American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA)
Provides financial assistance to
transplant recipients and their families, including airfare and bus tickets, advice on fundraising and
establishing trust funds. Contact information: PO Box 277, Missouri City , TX 77459,
713-261-2682, and web address www.classkids.org/library/resouc/fundraising.htm.
Campaign for Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Designed to assist eligible, low-income
households in meeting the heating or cooling portion of their residential energy needs.
LIHEAP dollars are distributed by local community action agencies, usually at the
county level. The Salvation Army processes applications in many states. To find the
phone number of your community action agency, call your state's energy assistance
director. A listing can be found at www.neada.org/members/states.htm, or contact
the program directly at 202-783-5594 or 202-783-5588. You may also contact them
through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at their web address, www.liheap.com.
Provides financial assistance, housing,
weekend retreats for the entire family living with a child with cancer or catastrophic illness,
weekend retreats for bereaved families, holiday trips, insurance information as well as
support to Jewish children who suffer from cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
Contact information: 151 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001, 212-465-1300 or 877-CHAI-LIFE,
email at email@example.com, and their web address is www.chailifeline.org.
National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS)
Provides financial and fundraising
assistance, including costs related to medical treatment, such as travel and lodging.
Contact them at: 1015 Locust, Suite 600, St. Louis, MO 63101, 800-532-6459, email at pfs@children/cancer.com, and the web address is www.children-cancer.com.
National Association for Terminally Ill
Provides assistance to individuals with
terminal diseases in obtaining financial aid.
Contact information: PO Box 368,
Shelbyville, KY 40066-0368, or toll-free at 888-847-0390.
First Hand Foundation
Provides financial assistance to
children under 20 years of age worldwide. Patient doesn’t have to be a citizen. The request
must be clinically relevant to the health of the child. There must be no other existing
financial net to cover the requested expenses. The foundation does not provide funding for debt
reduction or experimental treatments and medications. Contact them at 2800 Rockcreek
Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64117, 816-201-1569 or 816-201-7569, email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and the web address is www.firsthandfoundation.org.
Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Provides financial assistance for the
uninsured needs of families caring for terminally, critically, and chronically ill children.
The fund has assisted with everything from rent to electric bills to burial expenses. Families
in need of assistance should contact their social worker, case manager, visiting nurse, nurse
practitioner or doctor at the medical establishment where their child is treated
in order to have a healthcare professional address a letter to the foundation for help. The
following are the states in which funds are available: PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, VA and
Washington D.C. Contact information: 602 S. Bethlehem Pike Bldg "D,” Box 556, Ambler, PA
19002, 215-643-0763, email address is email@example.com, and the web address is
Aside from financial services available
on a national level, some states also have their own financial assistance programs for family
caregivers. General Assistance is a program funded on the state level and is designed to
provide cash assistance to low-income people who do not qualify for federally funded
programs. Here are some other programs where caregivers may find financial relief,