Are you or someone you know struggling to pay for health care?
Throughout the United States many individuals are struggling to make ends meet because of our failing health system and insufficient health insurance. What you didn’t know is that you can qualify for health grants to cover all of these medical costs and more. In fact, these health grants, also commonly referred to as medical grants, are funds awarded to american citizens in just this predicament.
How can Health Grants Help You?
Are hospital or drug costs adding up? Have you payed for nursing home stays, hearing aids, eye glasses, health appliances, reconstructive orthodontic work, or prostheses? Even specialized therapy for alcohol and drug abuse, heart disease, stroke, cancer care, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s disease. There are literally millions of dollars being awarded to the sick, handicapped, and those suffering with correctable and terminal illnesses. Health grant money is for treatment, hospitable bills, pharmaceutical needs, and other services unique to your particular case. These grants are available through the federal government or through private foundations. Individuals can receive $5,000 to $500,000 from health grants to cover their medical expenses . Below we have listed the main government grant agency that looks after health grants, and then a variety of private foundations that serve a variety of health issues. Read on to see what foundation could help you.
Federal Health Grants
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This is the primary vehicle of government grant funding in the health realm. The HHS is a federal department that manages grant programs directed to public health, income support, and health and social services, among others directives.
The HHS has over 300 grant programs and awards approximately 75,000 grants annually. In fact this department’s budget is approximately 60% of the federal government’s grant dollars. While much of this money goes to mandatory state funding for approved health plans, there is a substantial amount awarded to successful individual grant applications.
The HHS grant funding provides support to every group of Americans, including children, youth, families and the elderly. Some of the main areas of funding include:
- Temporary assistance to needy families covering various medical costs
- Financial support to elderly people to cover meals-on-wheels, transportation, at-home services, and other associated costs.
- Funding to cover Medicare and Medicaid costs for elderly, indigenous populations, and low-income families.
Visit our Grants Database and View ALL grants for the Department of Health and Human Services
Private Health Grant Foundations
The Addison H. Gibson Foundation
This funding source services the residents of western Pennsylvania in need of financial assistance for medical related costs.
To be eligible applicants must:
- Be referred by their attending physician, social service, or hospital admin
- Have a correctable condition
- Apply before receiving prescribed treatment/care
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
This foundation is a non-profit charity offering funds for medical-related services for children nationwide. The money is intended to “fill the gap between medical services/items the child needs and what the commercial health benefit plan will pay for”.
Applicants may apply online and if approved could receive their government grant within as little as one month’s time.
Special Kids Fund
This is a non-profit organization that gives grants to parents/caregivers for special needs children. These funds are to cover:
- Travel expenses to attend medical conferences
- The purchase of essential products, like positional seating, adaptive car seats, durable medical equipment not covered by Medicaid or Insurance, and other non-covered items.
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
This foundation has provided over 60 years of financial support through grants to individuals undergoing cancer treatment.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong foundation is a foundation dedicated toward cancer patients and survivors. It offers a variety of funding sources for individuals who cannot afford to pay for the healthcare services they require for health and recovery from the disease.
Health Grant Resources
Check out our grants database for a list of Health Grant Programs