Jewish United Fund Infertility Support Program

The Jewish United Fund (JUF) has partnered with the Life Foundation 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.

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Application Deadline

OCTOBER 31, 2019

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 Life Foundation and JUF events as well as participate in the promotion of the Life Foundation and JUF through the publication of their first names, bios and photos on the Life Foundation and JUF websites.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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:
  • - 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)

  • 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:
  • 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

  • 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.

Eligible Expenses

  • medications
  • embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing)
  • embryo donation
  • pre-implantation genetic screening/diagnosis (PGS/PGD)
  • TESE
  • third party reproduction agency or attorney fees