Fertility Friends Foundation offers grants to cover expenses associated with assisted reproduction such as IVF, egg and sperm donation, and gestational surrogacy. Grants are awarded several times a year based on availability of funds.
Fall 2023 Grant Application Opens on October 1, 2023 through to November 1, 2023.
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
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 is medication used in the process of infertility and is needed to help with preparing the body for fertility treatment.
Getting Started is Easy
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.
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Complete the fertility grant application with Fertility Friends Foundation. If you have questions please contact us.
Eligibility criteria for Fertility Friends Foundation applicants:
Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and reside in Ontario. 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.
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.
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