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Financial Assistance

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you may be facing not only physical and emotional challenges, but also financial burdens. Brain tumor treatment can be costly. Fortunately, there are financial assistance resources such as grants, federal and state programs, medication assistance programs, and more available to help alleviate some of these burdens.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provide information on Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, eligibility, and benefits.

Social Security – Disability Benefits
Social Security provides assistance such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to qualifying individuals who meet federal requirements for disability.

State Social Service Agencies
State social service agencies provide information on state-specific benefit programs, access to medical and behavioral health care, long-term services and support, nutritional and financial benefits to those with low incomes, and more.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Accessia Health
Accessia Health provides financial assistance programs, legal support, and educational resources to people living with certain diseases.

CancerCare offers counseling, case management, support groups, education, and limited financial assistance depending on the sources of support they receive at any given time to patients for cancer-related costs such as transportation and child care.

Compassion Can’t Wait
Compassion Can’t Wait provides urgent financial support to single parents of critically or terminally-ill children who face financial crisis.

Family Reach
Family Reach provides financial education, financial coaching, resource navigation, and emergency relief funds to patients and caregivers facing a cancer diagnosis.

Glenn Garcelon Foundation
The Glenn Garcelon Foundation provides need-based grants to patients with living with primary brain tumors.

Good Days
Good Days provides financial support for medical care and travel assistance for people living with certain chronic diseases and cancers.

HealthWell Foundation
The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance towards prescription copays, health insurance, travel costs, and more for underinsured people living with certain disease states.

Love, Team Tessa
Love, Team Tessa supports neuroblastoma fighters – patients and their families, as well as doctors and researches – by funding pediatric research and helping families throughout treatment and recovery.

Mary E. Smith Foundation
The Mary E. Smith Foundation provides scholarships and grants to patients with brain tumors and to those closely related to someone diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Mission4Maureen provides financial assistance to families who are burdened by the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.

Noëlle C. Loving “But Tomorrow” Foundation
The Noëlle C. Loving “But Tomorrow” Foundation provides financial assistance and support with medical bills to individuals and families impacted by brain tumors and other medical conditions.

Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation provides financial assistance with out-of-pocket medical costs to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides patient services like case management, disease-specific co-pay assistance, financial aid funds, and a National Finance Resource Directory to eliminate obstacles and improve access to quality healthcare.

Vital Options International
Vital Options International provides education, community building, financial support, and advocacy to patients, caregivers, and families impacted by chronic, terminal, and rare conditions.

Along Comes Hope
Along Comes Hope provides financial assistance with travel for treatment, emotional support programs, and advocacy for children with cancer and their families.

Pinky Swear Foundation
Pinky Swear Foundation helps children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research provides a Family Emergency Fund to help families with the financial struggles that come with a cancer diagnosis.

The B+ Foundation
The B+ Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer.

The National Children’s Cancer Society
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides educational and financial support to families making their ways through the daunting world of childhood cancer.

Allyson Whitney Foundation
The Allyson Whitney Foundation provides “Life Interrupted Grants” to adolescents and young adults with rare cancers to cover a wide range of needs such as medical bills, integrative therapies, travel, and more.

Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope
The Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope provides “Life Grants” to young adults that have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illnesses to fulfill a dream, goal, or project that make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

CancerCare for Young Adults
CancerCare provides free, professional support services for young adults impacted by cancer as well case management, support groups, workshops, and financial assistance programs.

Expect Miracles Foundation’s Samfund
Expect Miracles Foundation’s Samfund program provides financial assistance in the form of grants to young adult cancer survivors.

Cancer for College
Cancer for College provides need-based college scholarships and educational experineces to cancer survivors.

Cappex provides a free database for students to find personalized matches by grade level and demographics to scholarships.

FinAid provides information on financial aid and guidance on loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs for students and their families to pay for college.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation provides services and need-based financial support to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond. provides a directory for students to find personalized matches by grade level and demographics to scholarships, including scholarships for survivors of cancer and children of survivors of cancer.

America’s Pharmacy
America’s Pharmacy offers a prescription discount program with coupons to save up to 80% at the pharmacy.

GoodRX provides prescription drug coupons and cost comparisons to find the lowest prices at the pharmacy.

Medicine Assistance Tool
The Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT), a service of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), provides a free search engine to help patients and caregivers find public and private medication assistance programs.

NeedyMeds provides a free online resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs.

RemediChain provides donated medications to vulnerable pateints that are unable to access the medications any other way.

Rx Outreach
Rx Outreach is a nonprofit mail order pharmacy committed to helping qualifying individuals and families get the medications they need at an affordable price.

RxAssist provides a database of patient assistance programs to help people find free or low-cost medications that they may not otherwise have the means to afford.

RxHope provides a resource of patient assistance programs to help people find critical medications that they may normally have trouble affording.

Children’s Wish Foundation International
Children’s Wish Foundation International provides seriously ill children with the experience of a lifetime in the form of a favorite wish.

Dream Foundation
Dream Foundation grants dreams for adults with terminal illnesses and their families.

Kids Wish Network
Kids Wish Network grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses and offers a Heroes of the Month program for children in the care of hospitals, shelters, and other facilities.

Make-A-Wish America
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation
The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation grants wishes to young adults with cancer and their loved ones.

Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams works to enhance the lives of those living in elder care communities to fulfills dreams for elders.

Wish Upon a Wedding
Wish Upon a Wedding grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering health circumstances.

Last updated April 3, 2023.
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