Financial ASSistance Program

TCAF’s Financial Assistance Program provides several different resources for financial assistance.

Personal Fundraising

If you are struggling financially we encourage you to set up a personal fundraiser through GoFundMe. They are a reliable and trustworthy source for personal fundraising among your community, family and friends. We recommend these options before applying for a TCAF Financial Assistance Grant.

Create your own Personal Online Fundraiser. Click Here.

Qualifying for Disability

If you or a loved one is struggling with testicular cancer, you maybe be eligible for financial assistance. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a government organization that offers help to those who can't work due to a disability.

Click Here for more information.

Support for College Students with Cancer

It is estimated that one of every 100 college students is a cancer survivor. Every cancer story is different and so is every treatment. With the possibility of varying side effects it is common it could hinder a college students academic success.

Click Here for more information.

Other Financial Assistance Opportunities

Allyson Whitney Foundation 

The Allyson Whitney Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that empowers and fights for the interests of young adults with rare cancers. Our vision is to improve the quality of life, as well as provide emotional support for patients. Allyson Whitney Foundation primarily provides individuals with ‘life interrupted grants’™ to ease their financial burden so that they can concentrate their energy on healing.  Each number and statistic represents a person that someone loves...

Nicki Leach Foundation 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

 

direct financial assistance provided by tcaf

TCAF's Financial Assistance Program is for families who are currently undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.  Please see eligibility requirements below before filling out your application. 

Financial Assistance Grant Applications have two parts. If you are approved for part two of the application, depending on when you submit part two of the application, will determine which grant awarding round you will be eligible for.
Please see our full grant program schedule below for details.


Eligibility Requirements & Stipulations

  1. You or someone in your IMMEDIATE family must be currently in treatment for testicular cancer.

  2. A resident/citizen of the United States.

  3. You must be willing to provide detailed financial information, as requested by TCAF.

  4. We do not pay co-pays or medical bills.

  5. If you are approved for a grant, we do not send cash. Depending on what assistance you qualify for, we will pay your mortgage/landlord directly or send a gift card for gas or groceries.

  6. To receive financial assistance from TCAF, you must show that you are in immediate financial need. We may require documentation that you have depleted other financial resources such as savings accounts, 401(k) investment and home equity.

  7. We encourage you to set up a personal fundraiser through GoFundMe before applying for a TCAF financial assistance grant. This online fundraising site allows for family and friends to give back in support of your fight.

*** Please take into consideration that there are two parts of the application process.***
Part 1- The Initial application is submitted instantly online to be completed by the patient/caregiver. Part 2- The Packet application will be sent to you from TCAF upon approval of part one of your initial application. The packet needs to be filled out by the patient/caregiver AND the Oncologist/Oncology Social Worker. You will also need to attach a copy of a state issued photo identification card. Part 1 and Part 2 need to be submitted to be eligible for a grant. When part 2 is submitted that will indicate which grant round you are eligible for.