Maddy’s Miracle Grant
Maddy’s Miracle Grant was developed to directly assist individuals and families with the financial barriers associated with infertility treatment. In addition to the social stigma that still surrounds infertility diagnosis and treatment, families are far too often further burdened by the cost of treatment options, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF). Unfortunately, IVF is frequently the only option left for people to grow their family, and they are left with the difficult dilemma of wanting children but not being able to afford the chance to have them. This dilemma led to the birth of The Hadwin Family Foundation (The Foundation) and the creation of Maddy’s Miracle Grant.
Maddy’s Miracle Grant is named after the daughter of our founders, who were fortunate enough to have the means to undergo a successful IVF treatment at the Arizona Center for Fertility Studies (ACFS). Throughout the IVF process and after the birth of their daughter, our founders felt a sense of frustration and guilt that their personal financial situation afforded them the opportunity to overcome the challenges of infertility through IVF, while others are often not as fortunate. This frustration drove them to create their Foundation, and more specifically Maddy’s Miracle Grant, as a way to support growing families facing the financial hardships that come with costly fertility treatments.
Maddy’s Miracle Grant is currently only available to families with financial need who are working with the Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and have been diagnosed with infertility. Additionally, applicants must be legal, permanent residents of Arizona.
Grant funds will be paid direct to ACFS and will be restricted to only the standard IVF retrieval and transfer fees for a single cycle as designated by ACFS. Funds cannot be used for treatments already received and will be awarded only for treatment and fees not yet received or incurred. Applicants with stored eggs and/or embryos will be excluded.
Funds available for grants depend on the success of fundraising throughout the year by the Foundation. We hope in the future to be able to increase the number of recipients selected and/or services covered. We also hope to be able to expand coverage in the future to include services such as medications, labs, genetic testing and procedural anesthesia, but currently the Foundation does not cover any such services. Since the grant funds will go to the standard IVF retrieval and transfer fee all ACFS patients incur, the grant funds are available not only to patients using their own eggs, but also to those using donor eggs, donor embryos, or gestational carriers. Please note, however, that no ancillary or extra fees associated with such cycles will be covered by a grant award.
Applications may be submitted March 1st through March 31st via The Hadwin Family Foundation website, www.thehadwinfamilyfoundation.org. A recipient will be selected and notified by April 7th. Please do not submit applications before March 1st or after March 31st as they will not be reviewed.
In order to undergo the IVF process you must meet certain medical criteria as determined and required by ACFS. Each applicant must submit a medical criteria verification form singed by an ACFS representative. You may discuss these medical criteria in more detail with your current physician at ACFS. The Foundation does not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity or national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation, and all timely, complete applications will be considered. If you submit an application and are not selected as a grant recipient, you may apply for the grant in another grant cycle, however you will be required to submit a full application each time, including the medical criteria verification form from ACFS.
Please read the application carefully, fill it out truthfully and as completely as possible, and be sure to attach all required documents. If you are a couple, please fill out all sections of the application for both the applicant receiving IVF treatment as well as the applicant’s spouse/partner.
Incomplete or untimely applications will not be reviewed and will be considered withdrawn from the grant cycle.
You may be asked to provide proof of employment and income to verify your financial need, so please have your W-2s and personal income tax documents ready and available. If you have application specific questions, please email The Hadwin Family Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any medical questions regarding your infertility diagnosis and medical criteria for IVF, please contact your physician or representative at ACFS. Other than the medical criteria verification form and application questions, please do not provide medical information or records to the Hadwin Family Foundation.
Lastly, and most importantly, thank you for applying for Maddy’s Miracle Grant and trusting us to review your application. We know firsthand the toll that infertility takes on a family. Every member on our selection committee has personally dealt with infertility and been through the IVF process. Although all members of our committee have had difficult journeys, we have all been fortunate enough to have had successful IVF treatments with children to show for it. It is our absolute greatest hope that Maddy’s Miracle Grant helps families in their fight against infertility and contributes to the birth of even just one miracle child in the process.
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____ Verify that you meet the medical criteria required by your physician at the Arizona Center for Fertility Studies to be eligible to apply for the grant.
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