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Grant Application

Fertility Friends Foundation offers grants to cover expenses associated with assisted reproduction such as IVF, egg and sperm donation, and gestational surrogacy in Canada. Grants are awarded several times a year based on availability of funds.

Our Spring Grant Application Opens on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

At Fertility Friends Foundation, we believe in breaking down barriers to parenthood for every individual in Canada, irrespective of their chosen fertility clinic.  Our commitment extends beyond clinic affiliations to offer support and grants to anyone navigating the challenging journey of fertility treatment.  Our inclusive approach reflects our dedication to helping a diverse range of patients, recognizing that the path to parenthood is unique for each individual or couple.

Inclusive Grants: We provide grants to fertility patients across Canada, regardless of the clinic they choose, ensuring a broad and supportive reach for those in need.

Community-Centric Focus: Our foundation is rooted in fostering a sense of community and support, bringing people together on their fertility journey.

If you believe in an inclusive and community-driven approach to fertility support, we invite you to be a part of Fertility Friends Foundation.  Together, let’s make the dream of parenthood a reality for everyone, no matter which clinic they choose.

Getting Started is Easy

Check if you are eligible

Kindly review the eligible and clinical criteria for grant applicants below before applying.

Application fee: $50

Each application is carefully reviewed by a medical and a finance committee. All information provided in the application form is strictly confidential.

Let's get started

Complete the fertility grant application with Fertility Friends Foundation.  If you have questions please contact us.

FERTILITY GRANTS OFFERED

In vitro fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization is a process where an egg is combined with sperm in vitro.  IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology.

Egg and Sperm Donation

Donor sperm and ova (eggs) are sperm and ova that are intended for use in assisted human reproduction (AHR) by a recipient. 

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is a process where one person, carries a fetus through pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another person or couple.

WE DO NOT COVER EXPENSES FOR:

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

During the FET cycle, your embryos are thawed and placed into your uterus. This is done at a time in your menstrual cycle that best supports a pregnancy.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple procedure that puts sperm directly inside your uterus, which helps healthy sperm get closer to your egg.

Egg Freezing Sperm Freezing

Fertility preservation is saving or protecting eggs, sperm, or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have a child later on in life.

Fertility medication

Fertility medication is medication used in the process of infertility and is needed to help with preparing the body for fertility treatment.

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Eligibility criteria for Fertility Friends Foundation applicants:


Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and reside in Canada. 
Applicants must have a medical diagnosis of infertility certified in writing by a medical provider with the following exceptions:

1.  Applicants who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
2.  Applicants who are single

 

  • Applicants must have seen a Reproductive Endocrinologist within the previous 6 months.
  • All applicants must not have a medical condition that would pose a serious risk to themselves or, in the case of females, the child they would carry (e.g. active acute infections).
  • All applicants must possess the means to offer continued child support (at least one partner must maintain employment).
  • Recipients must begin treatment within 6 months after receiving the grant.

Clinical criteria for grant applicants:

Applicants MUST be between 18 and 50 years of age. 

  • Heterosexual couples MUST meet the ASRM definition of infertility

Same sex couples only:
Same sex females: MUST have completed 6 IUI cycles unless other diagnosis of infertility has been made.

Day 1 Fertility

THE DAY 1 GRANT

in partnership with Fertility Friends Foundation


Day 1 Fertility
is excited to share, Day 1 Grant, where 10% of proceeds from Day 1 Fertility will go towards individuals or couples who hope to build their families through assisted reproduction.  Day 1 believes in selecting applicants who are diverse in terms of ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, relationship status, and medical history.

Dr. Shannon Corbett 2SLGBTQ+ Fertility Fund

Dr. Shannon Corbett 2SLGBTQ+ Fertility Fund

in partnership with Fertility Friends Foundation

This fund was created in memory of Dr. Shannon Corbett who was an unwavering beacon of hope, expertise, and support through every patient’s care.  Her life’s mission as a physician was to support individuals from the 2SLGBTQ+ community in realizing their aspirations of forming their own families.  The establishment of this fund is meant to ensure that Dr. Corbett’s life mission continues on for many years to come.

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