Jewish United Fund Infertility Support Program
The Jewish United Fund (JUF) has partnered with the Coalition for Family Building to provide financial grants to members of the Jewish community residing in the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, and Kane. Couples must have at least one partner that identifies as a member of the Jewish community to apply for this grant.
June 15, 2020
Midnight, August 15, 2020
Grants will not exceed $10,000 and must be utilized within twelve months from the date of the award. All funds will be distributed directly to service providers. No funds will be distributed to individuals. Grants are for future treatment only, past procedures and reimbursement for prior expenses are not eligible.
Recipients agree to attend Coalition for Family Building and JUF events as well as participate in the promotion of the Coalition for Family Building and JUF through the publication of their first names, bios and photos on the Coalition for Family Building and JUF websites.
- Couple must have at least one partner that identifies as a member of the Jewish community.
- Reside in Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, or Kane.
- Have a diagnosis of infertility certified by a medical provider, with the exception of the following:
- Have an annual household income of less than $200,000.
- For requests for infertility treatment, you MUST have completed all required medical testing within the specified time frames. Applicants who do have this information within required time frames will not be considered.
- If you are applying for a grant to do IUI, IVF or Gestational Carrier with your own eggs, or for Egg Freezing for Medical Indications, you MUST meet ALL of the following criteria:
- If you are applying for a grant for IUI, IVF or FET (utilizing your own eggs or donor eggs), you must have a body mass index less than 40.
- Applicants who do not meet this criteria will not have their applications reviewed.
- Applicants who are single, or part of a same sex couple, are eligible to submit applications for a Life Grant
- Applicants who are applying for a grant for egg freezing for medical indications (cancer, endometriosis, other medical conditions that threaten fertility)
1) be 41 years or younger by January 1, 2020 2) have a body mass index (BMI) < 40 3) have a FSH level of < 15 4) have an AMH level of > 0.5
- embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing)
- embryo donation
- pre-implantation genetic screening/diagnosis (PGS/PGD)
- third party reproduction agency or attorney fees
Family Building Grant
Due to COVID-19, as of March 30, 2020, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has recommended avoiding new infertility treatments unless it is an emergency and delaying embryo transfers when possible. Out of respect for these guidelines, we will be delaying the April 2020 Family Building Grant. Please check back on June 15, 2020 for an update.