Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Evan David Foundation Grant? An Evan David Foundation Grant is a grant that awards funds toward fertility treatments with a fertility specialist (Physician)-. Must both partners be U.S. citizens? No.  Either Applicant or Spouse/Partner must be a United States citizen. Do we have to be residents of the State of Delaware? No, you must either reside in Delaware, or the Applicant or the Spouse/Partner must work in Delaware, in order to apply for this grant. Do I need to provide a physician’s written recommendation? Yes, a Physician Letter from a fertility specialist and dated within the prior three (3) months, must be sent to us either by you or by the fertility specialist.  Who are fertility specialists? Fertility specialists are M.D.’s who have proven experience in the treatment of infertility. How often are the grants awarded? It is anticipated that Grants will be awarded several times a year.  Application Deadlines will be stated on the Evan David Foundation website. How many grants are awarded? The number of grants awarded each year will vary and is contingent upon availability of funds.  Since the grant requests greatly exceed the funds available for grants, we also encourage you to seek additional sources of fertility treatment funding. What if some items are missing from my Application or Financial Information? You are encouraged to carefully and thoroughly answer each section of the required forms listed on the Application Checklist, and be sure that a recent Physician Letter is received by us, or your grant request will not be considered.  What happens to my Application & Financial Information forms if I do not receive a grant? Due to the high cost of mailing, applications will not be returned to you.  They will be kept one (1) year, and then shredded and discarded.  If you decide to reapply within one (1) year, you may use the same application if the information is still current; however, you will need to send us an updated Financial Information sheet and an updated Physician Letter. How will the grant monies be distributed? The Evan David Foundation will not send any funds directly to the Applicant.  We will send all Reimbursement Requests directly to the Physician or to the medical imaging office.  Grant funds will only be sent to the Physician or medical imaging office after 1) an approved procedure has been completed and 2) the Evan David Foundation has received an invoice or request from the Physician or imaging office.
For what procedures can the grant be used? The grant can be used for either male or female infertility.  The procedures for which it can be used are too numerous to mention here, and are constantly changing due to the advancement of medicine in this area.  However, when grant recipients are selected, priority will be given to those individuals a) who do not have any other children, b) for whom the desired procedure will increase the likelihood of a pregnancy within the next twelve (12) months, and c) who have already spent money toward fertility treatment.  Grants may not be used for normal and usual expenses incurred during pregnancy.  Grants can only be used for medical treatments that increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. No grant money can be used for any expenses that were incurred prior to the Applicant’s notification that a grant has been awarded to them. What IVF costs are covered by the grant? The grant money can be used toward any of the normal and usual costs of IVF (monitoring, ultrasounds, anesthesia, retrieval, fertilization and culture of the egg, transfer, etc.) incurred at the Physician’s office or the medical imaging office.  (Excludes medication and blood work.)  The amount of grant money awarded may not cover all costs associated with the patient’s medical procedure. Is fertility medication and/or blood work considered part of the covered costs? No.  Only invoices from the Physician/fertility specialist or a medical imaging office will be reimbursed.  Fertility medication and blood work are separate expenses not covered by the grant.  Some or all of this may be covered by your prescription medical coverage, or may be an out of pocket expense. What if I have incomplete medical insurance coverage? You must indicate how you will pay for the costs of pregnancy and delivery to cover your health care needs. Preference will be given to those without any fertility insurance coverage or IVF medical insurance coverage. Can the time for using the grant be extended beyond one year? No.  The time limit has been established for awarded funds to be used within twelve (12) months from the date of an award notification. An additional 30 days will be given for all reimbursement requests to be submitted by the Physician and imaging office.  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? Yes.  The age limit for the Applicant (female partner) is forty (40) years old at the time that 1) eggs are extracted and 2) embryos are implanted.  In the case of a surrogate, the surrogate may not be over forty (40) years old at the time of implantation. What if I already have children? Applicants without children and those who have already spent funds on fertility treatment will be given higher priority in the selection process. Is there a maximum number of embryos that can be implanted? Yes, except for very unusual circumstances, only one (1) embryo may be implanted if an EDF grant is being used. Is there an annual minimum or maximum income? There is no minimum or maximum income. However, tax returns and answers to financial questions must reflect an ability to pay the costs of a pregnancy and delivery, and to financially support a child. The amount you have already spent on fertility treatments will be taken into consideration. Do I need to have a partner of the opposite gender? No, but priority is given to married couples, and then to those women who are unmarried or in a stable relationship. Can a single person apply for the 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.  Your must state your surrogacy plan and ability to afford any additional costs of surrogacy.  Since grants must be used within twelve (12) months of the award, applicants who have already identified a surrogate will be given priority. Grants will be awarded as determined by the Evan David Foundation Board of Directors. Applicants must submit the following:  1) an Application, 2) a Financial Information form, and 3) a Physician Letter from an Approved Physician.  Applicants 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.  All forms are found under the Application section of this website. Completed applications and other required documentation should be sent to: Evan David Foundation P.O. Box 4156 Wilmington, DE 19807

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Evan David Foundation Grant? An Evan David Foundation Grant is a grant that awards funds toward fertility treatments with a fertility specialist (Physician)-. Must both partners be U.S. citizens? No.  Either Applicant or Spouse/Partner must be a United States citizen. Do we have to be residents of the State of Delaware? No, you must either reside in Delaware, or the Applicant or the Spouse/Partner must work in Delaware, in order to apply for this grant. Do I need to provide a physician’s written recommendation? Yes, a Physician Letter from a fertility specialist and dated within the prior three (3) months, must be sent to us either by you or by the fertility specialist.  Who are fertility specialists? Fertility specialists are M.D.’s who have proven experience in the treatment of infertility. How often are the grants awarded? It is anticipated that Grants will be awarded several times a year.  Application Deadlines will be stated on the Evan David Foundation website. How many grants are awarded? The number of grants awarded each year will vary and is contingent upon availability of funds.  Since the grant requests greatly exceed the funds available for grants, we also encourage you to seek additional sources of fertility treatment funding. What if some items are missing from my Application or Financial Information? You are encouraged to carefully and thoroughly answer each section of the required forms listed on the Application Checklist, and be sure that a recent Physician Letter is received by us, or your grant request will not be considered.  What happens to my Application & Financial Information forms if I do not receive a grant? Due to the high cost of mailing, applications will not be returned to you.  They will be kept one (1) year, and then shredded and discarded.  If you decide to reapply within one (1) year, you may use the same application if the information is still current; however, you will need to send us an updated Financial Information sheet and an updated Physician Letter. How will the grant monies be distributed? The Evan David Foundation will not send any funds directly to the Applicant.  We will send all Reimbursement Requests directly to the Physician or to the medical imaging office.  Grant funds will only be sent to the Physician or medical imaging office after 1) an approved procedure has been completed and 2) the Evan David Foundation has received an invoice or request from the Physician or imaging office.
For what procedures can the grant be used? The grant can be used for either male or female infertility.  The procedures for which it can be used are too numerous to mention here, and are constantly changing due to the advancement of medicine in this area.  However, when grant recipients are selected, priority will be given to those individuals a) who do not have any other children, b) for whom the desired procedure will increase the likelihood of a pregnancy within the next twelve (12) months, and c) who have already spent money toward fertility treatment.  Grants may not be used for normal and usual expenses incurred during pregnancy.  Grants can only be used for medical treatments that increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. No grant money can be used for any expenses that were incurred prior to the Applicant’s notification that a grant has been awarded to them. What IVF costs are covered by the grant? The grant money can be used toward any of the normal and usual costs of IVF (monitoring, ultrasounds, anesthesia, retrieval, fertilization and culture of the egg, transfer, etc.) incurred at the Physician’s office or the medical imaging office.  (Excludes medication and blood work.)  The amount of grant money awarded may not cover all costs associated with the patient’s medical procedure. Is fertility medication and/or blood work considered part of the covered costs? No.  Only invoices from the Physician/fertility specialist or a medical imaging office will be reimbursed.  Fertility medication and blood work are separate expenses not covered by the grant.  Some or all of this may be covered by your prescription medical coverage, or may be an out of pocket expense. What if I have incomplete medical insurance coverage? You must indicate how you will pay for the costs of pregnancy and delivery to cover your health care needs. Preference will be given to those without any fertility insurance coverage or IVF medical insurance coverage. Can the time for using the grant be extended beyond one year? No.  The time limit has been established for awarded funds to be used within twelve (12) months from the date of an award notification. An additional 30 days will be given for all reimbursement requests to be submitted by the Physician and imaging office.  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? Yes.  The age limit for the Applicant (female partner) is forty (40) years old at the time that 1) eggs are extracted and 2) embryos are implanted.  In the case of a surrogate, the surrogate may not be over forty (40) years old at the time of implantation. What if I already have children? Applicants without children and those who have already spent funds on fertility treatment will be given higher priority in the selection process. Is there a maximum number of embryos that can be implanted? Yes, except for very unusual circumstances, only one (1) embryo may be implanted if an EDF grant is being used. Is there an annual minimum or maximum income? There is no minimum or maximum income. However, tax returns and answers to financial questions must reflect an ability to pay the costs of a pregnancy and delivery, and to financially support a child. The amount you have already spent on fertility treatments will be taken into consideration. Do I need to have a partner of the opposite gender? No, but priority is given to married couples, and then to those women who are unmarried or in a stable relationship. Can a single person apply for the 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.  Your must state your surrogacy plan and ability to afford any additional costs of surrogacy.  Since grants must be used within twelve (12) months of the award, applicants who have already identified a surrogate will be given priority. Grants will be awarded as determined by the Evan David Foundation Board of Directors. Applicants must submit the following:  1) an Application, 2) a Financial Information form, and 3) a Physician Letter from an Approved Physician.  Applicants 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.  All forms are found under the Application section of this website. Completed applications and other required documentation should be sent to: Evan David Foundation P.O. Box 4156 Wilmington, DE 19807

Non-

Discrimination

The Foundation allocates funding without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, handicap or marital status.

Grant

Frequency

If the grant timing does not meet your needs, please apply at any time.  We will try to accomodate your needs.
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