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Must both partners be U.S. citizens?

Applicants must be United States (U.S.) citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

What is the grant provided by Granting Miracles?

The grant offered by Granting Miracles awards up to $15,000 in funds toward fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) using your own eggs, using donor eggs and embryo adoption. Traditional grant amounts vary based on needs. Grants also include discounted prices for services at Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility. We also offer a grant “matching” program. Grant applicants may request that Granting Miracles “match” the funds that they have already saved/raised for their upcoming fertility treatment. Once the grant amount is determined – funds are paid directly Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility Clinic for the cost of treatment.

What is the difference between a traditional Grant and a Grant "Match"?

A traditional grant are funds that are provided to the recipient for fertility treatment and vary. A Grant “Match” is a request for the foundation to match a specified amount that the applicant has saved/raised for future fertility treatment.

How do I request a Grant "Match"?

If you are requesting a grant “match” you will need to specify in your application the amount that you are requesting, the fertility package that you are trying to fund, and substantiate that you have raised/saved the amount that you are requesting for the match. For example, if you are wanting to fund three cycles of IVF and the anticipated cost is $20,000 – you will want to indicate this request on your application and substantiate through bank statements that you have $10,000 to request a $10,000 match.

Can I request a Grant "Match" for any amount?

Yes, but you must outline what the funds will be used for (i.e. two cycles of IVF and a list of medication costs/needs, etc.)

Can I reapply for a grant from Granting Miracles?

Yes. We would love to offer grants to every applicant but, unfortunately, not all applicants will receive grants. Grant amounts vary based on needs and available funds. Since available funds and resources are constantly changing – we are happy to review a grant application again. If you have applied within the past 90 days, we will merely require that you submit any updated information or changes along with the $100 application fee. You do not need to resubmit the entire application packet unless 90 days have passed since your original application was submitted.

Can the funds be used at a different fertility clinic?

Not at this time. We believe and know from experience that Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility is the premier fertility clinic in the Georgia area. To ensure the highest level of care, our grant recipients will receive treatment at Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility.

Do I have to be a current patient at Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility to be considered for a grant?

No.

Do applicants need to live in the Atlanta, Georgia area?

No. However, if applicants do not live in the Atlanta area, they will need to substantiate that they can make regular trips to the Atlanta area, and to Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility Fertility Clinic should they be awarded a grant.

How often is the grant awarded?

Grants are generally awarded every 8 weeks.

How many grants are awarded?

The number of grants awarded each period will vary and are contingent upon availability of funds. To ensure that there is not a delay in the application process, you are encouraged to carefully and thoroughly answer each section of the application.

How will the grant monies be distributed?

Funds from the grant will be given directly to Georgia Reproductive Specialists / Shady Grove Fertility Clinic for the cost of treatment.

Does the grant apply to intrauterine insemination (IUI) and other procedures?

The grant applies only to in vitro fertilization treatment (IVF), with donor eggs and embryo adoption.

What IVF costs are covered by the grant?

The grant money can be used toward any of the costs of IVF (monitoring, ultrasounds, anesthesia, retrieval, fertilization and culture of the egg, transfer, etc.). Depending on the amount of grant money awarded, it may or may not cover all costs associated with the patient’s cycle - with or without medication assistance.

Will the grant cover a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle?

Yes.

Is fertility medication considered part of the costs of IVF?

No. Fertility medication is a separate expense. However, some grant recipients will received medication assistance based on need and availability of grant funds. Any additional cost of your fertility medications may be covered by your prescription coverage, or may be an out of pocket expense.

Can the time for using the grant be extended beyond one year?

The grant time limit has been established for awarded funds to be used within 12 months from the date of award. Special consideration will be given to patients who are deployed through the U.S. military or are in treatment for cancer.

Is there an age limit?

No.

Is there an annual minimum or maximum income?

There is no minimum or maximum. The tax returns and answers to financial questions must reflect an ability to financially support a child. However, the amount you have already spent out of pocket on fertility treatments will be taken into consideration.

What if I have incomplete medical insurance coverage?

You must have medical insurance and be able to provide proof of medical insurance to cover your health care needs. Grants will be awarded only to those without any fertility insurance coverage or IVF medical insurance coverage.

Do I need to provide a physician's written recommendation?

A physician’s recommendation for fertility treatment is required. We encourage you to provide a letter from a physician or a copy of your fertility work-up with your application. The date on the documents should be within the past two years.

Do I need to have a male partner?

No.

Can a single person apply for a grant?

Yes. However, we suggest the application contain detailed information on the applicant’s support system, stability and overall plan to raise a child alone.

If I am considering or need egg donation to pursue IVF, may I apply for the grant?

Yes, you may submit an application for the grant. You must state your plan for egg donation and the ability to afford the cost of egg donation.

If I am pursuing an IVF cycle with a surrogate carrying the pregnancy, may I apply for the grant?

Yes, you may submit an application for the grant. You must state your surrogacy plan, intended surrogate and ability to afford the cost of surrogacy.

Does the grant apply to patients of Shady Grove Fertility?

At this time the grant can be applied to fertility services at Georgia Reproductive Services, a Shady Grove Fertility Clinic, located in the Atlanta, Georgia area only. We hope to be able to offer this grant to all Shady Grove Fertility patients nationwide in the future.

Do I have to apply for a Granting Miracles grant to be considered for the Donor Funded Stork Program?

Yes, the Stork Program is part of the Granting Miracles application process. Only grant applicants will be considered for the Stork program.

Grants will be awarded as selected by the Granting Miracles Board of Directors. Applicants will be asked to complete a confidential application. They will also be asked to write a short essay describing their infertility history, personal situation and financial need. Proof of income and other supporting financial documentation will be required.

 

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