IVF Grants and Charities for LGBTQ

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IVF Grants and Charities for LGBTQ

Every LGBTQ story is unique, but the financial burden members of the LGBTQ community face when trying to build a family is often high. While it’s understandable that starting a family through fertility treatment or surrogacy will be expensive, most LGBTQ individual couples do not have insurance policies that speak to the needs of the community.

Many couples, hoping to defray the costs of fertility treatments, wind up turning to IVF grants, financed loans, friends and family (even strangers) via GoFundMe pages. FSMG understands the lack of opportunity for the LGBTQ communities to find financial help on their journey to parenthood. We’ve compiled IVF grant opportunities that are available for LGBTQ individuals to help counterbalance the high costs of assisted reproductive technology.

**Grants and charity requirements can vary by state and market.

General Grants, Charities, & Nonprofits

AGC Scholarship Foundation

AGC Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit group dedicated to providing both advocacy and financial support for those struggling with infertility in the U.S. The AGC Hope Scholarship, established in 2010, will make it possible for individuals who do not have the financial resources the opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming parents.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Only US applicants with a diagnosis of infertility and over 18 years of age.

BabyQuest Foundation 

BabyQuest Foundation is a non-profit organization whose objective is to award financial assistance to those who cannot afford fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, egg donation, and surrogacy. Applications are accepted from heterosexual, LGBTQ couples, and singles. Baby Quest has grown one grant, one IVF, one new baby at a time. More than anything, the grant program offers hope to many who feel lost. The next grant deadline is September 9, 2021.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Applicants may reside anywhere in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and submit required medical documentation. Applicants must demonstrate overall good physical and mental health, be under the age of 40, and meet the definition of infertility as determined by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In addition, applicants need to show financial stability including basic health insurance for mother/prenatal care, adequate living arrangements and means for child support.

The Family Formation Charitable Trust 

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys’ Family Formation Charitable Trust provides financial support to individuals and nonprofit organizations seeking to build families through adoption and assisted reproductive technology. Grants range from $500-2,000. Grant applications submitted by September 1, 2021 will be considered for the Fall grant.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. No diagnosis of infertility is required. Grant application is open to individuals or couples. At least one prospective parent in relationship must be a U.S. citizen.

Footsteps for Fertility Foundation 

Footsteps for Fertility Foundation offers grants of either $5,000 each or less, depending on the cost of required treatment or in-kind donated services from clinical partners. Grants are awarded by random selection following a 5K-race event. They also offer a national, awarded by random selection via social media. Consistent with our philosophy that everyone deserves the chance to build their family, all event grants are chosen at random. Over 170 grants have been awarded since 2012.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Race event applicants and national applicants must meet the definition of infertility as defined by SART.

Journey to Parenthood 

Journey to Parenthood helps couples and individuals dealing with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents by providing financial and emotional support along their journey, as well as to provide education and resources. Grants awarded are up to $10,000. Grants cover IVF, IUI, egg donation, surrogacy, and adoption. Must provide proof of a stable home. Journey to Parenthood will be accepting applications for grants in August 2021.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the U.S. and must be treated by a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist (REI) in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate that they can provide a stable home environment and significant financial obstacles with building their family.

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation 

The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage health and alleviate mental and physical distress of individuals and couples diagnosed with infertility through education and financial assistance grants. The foundation offers Life Grants which can provide up to $10,000 to cover the cost of assisted reproductive technology, adoption, or third-party reproduction. Grants available for IVF, PGD, oncofertility, and transfertility. Applications will be accepted from April 19 – June, 1 2021.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Applicants must reside in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin and have a diagnosis of infertility certified by a medical provider, except for applicants who are single, or part of a same-sex couple. Specific grant applications have additional criteria.


Hasidah is the voice of hope and compassion that raises awareness of infertility, connects people to support resources, and reduces financial barriers to fertility treatment in the Jewish community.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Judaism must be the sole religion practiced in the home and applicants need to demonstrate a connection to Jewish life. Applicants must be U.S. residents, must demonstrate good physical and mental health and must have health insurance but not IVF coverage. Grants are for IVF and related services, ie, PGD, ICSI, medications, etc. BMI must be within the normal range.

Livestrong Fertility Program

This program is specific to individuals whose infertility is affected by cancer treatment. The program provides fertility preservation services to couples and offers assistance through various means, including egg and sperm banking, medical services and medications. Services like egg and embryo freezing are also available. Instead of providing IVF grants, the program works with clinics and companies to give discounted services and donated select medications to selected applicants.

Am I Eligible?

LGBTQ-welcoming. Program specific to individuals whose infertility is affected by cancer treatment, with additional financial requirements

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