Hasidah is not accepting applications for IVF grants and loans at this time.
Hasidah offers grants and loans twice a year and closed the spring funding cycle on March 30. Funding is available for people in the Jewish community, throughout the United States, who require IVF in order to have children and need financial assistance for treatment.
Please check back for updates about the next funding cycle.
While the Jewish community is quite focused on the imperative to be fruitful and multiply, the reality is that for those who need IVF, being fruitful is expensive. Most of us buy a car and many of us are able to even afford a house, but those major life expenses are not paid out of pocket or up front; we save over time or take out loans. Dealing with infertility, however, is not something people typically plan to do.
Some people come to Hasidah having already paid significant amounts for treatment and have run out of money. Others are just starting their fertility journey but have significant debt or little cash reserves and the treatment would push their budget too far. And others still may have the means in the long run, but in the short term cannot manage a $10,000 -$25,000 cash payment. Hasidah’s funding programs include grants and interest free loans in order to address the variety of circumstances presented.
Hasidah grants and loans provide funding for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and related expenses (e.g. PGD, ICSI) for medically necessary infertility treatment. Hasidah does not proscribe an exact amount for grants or loans, but they typically run between $5,000 and $15,000. The program is run based on the availability of funds and funding is not guaranteed to all applicants. Our awards take into considering financial need, medical need, and the how the applicants align with our mission to build Jewish families. We are open to Jews of all backgrounds and sexual orientation.
As with all Hasidah financial assistance, the following guidelines apply.
- All funds awarded must be used within 6 months of the award date.
- All monies will be paid directly to service providers such as clinics, labs or pharmacies. No monies will be given directly to applicants.
- Funds may not be used to reimburse for services already received.
Hasidah’s grants and loans are limited based on the following qualifications of applicants. Applicant(s):
- Are Jewish and Judaism is the sole religion observed in the home.
- Are Permanent US resident – applicants must have legal U.S. residency status, such as citizenship, green card, work permit or white card.
- Have sufficient and regular income to support a family; would nonetheless benefit from some financial assistance to offset treatment costs.
- Have health insurance but do not have coverage for IVF.
- Will be receiving IVF treatments at a clinic that reports statistics to and whose doctors are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and has acceptable success rates for appropriate procedures.
Hasidah’s goal is building families, not funding treatments. In that regard, Hasidah reserve the right to decline applicants who do not have a reasonable likelihood of success from treatment. Those who have already spent funds on fertility treatment will be given priority. We also strongly encourage full genetic screening to ensure success and the health of any children resulting from treatment. (See www.jscreen.org)