Family Building Grant

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant is an annual award that provides up to $10,000 to needy, infertile families. These grants assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment or domestic adoption.

Applying For The 2015 Family Building Grant

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family BuildingTM Grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. The only restrictions for applying are

1) You MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from your doctor
2) You MUST be a legal permanent US resident

There are no age limitations or other restrictions currently. The grant is offered once per year, and the number of applications funded as well as the amount of funding depends on the success of the Cade Foundation’s fundraising activities (i.e. the more we raise, the more we can give away). To date, 42 families have been funded. All of our grants are Family Building Grants but we have a special pool of funds set aside for “Savannah Grants” which are only available to Shady Grove Fertility patients undergoing IVF.

Both portions of application (as well as the medical history forms) must be received by the Cade Foundation no later than June 1, 2014 for the application to be considered. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. Part II of the grant and the medical history forms must be mailed into the Cade Foundation’s PO Box (PO Box 372, Owings Mills, MD 21117). Items that are faxed, delivered by courier to the Cade Foundation’s office or sent by any means other than delivery to the PO Box will not be considered. The PO Box will only accept deliveries via the US Post Office and will not accept deliveries from FEDEX, UPS or other courier services. Applicants will be notified by email about funding decisions by October 15, 2014.

For applicants interested in Savannah’s Grant, there is no need to fill out any additional paperwork. Savannah’s Grant is restricted to Shady Grove Fertility patients and therefore all Shady Grove Fertility applicants are automatically entered into the pool for both general Cade Foundation Family Building Grants as well as the Family Building Grant restricted for Savannah’s Grant.

Grant Application:

Please note- Grant Application registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE. We encourage you to read the entire application prior to paying. If you decide to withdraw your application for ANY REASON we would be happy to send you a donation receipt for your registration amount, but cannot refund the registration fee. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Registration: Please complete BOTH PORTIONS of the application. Please read Part 2 before completing Part 1.

Part I: Part I of the grant is online registration and payment of the processing fee through . (Please read part two before completing this portion.)

Part two is a fill-able PDF. Remember to complete all pages including the pages that ask for duplicate copies of your budgets. Remember- you MUST fill out and submit BOTH  as well as the downloadable portion of the application for your application to be considered complete. CLICK HERE  to download the 2015 Cade grant application.


Application Timeline:

November 4, 2013 Applications are available online
April 3/ May 15, 2014 Teleconference Question and Answer Session (12 PM ET)- Conference line 712-775-7000 pass-code 167807
June 1, 2014 Completed applications are due
October 15, 2014 Funding decisions will be announced via email
November 8, 2014 Cade Foundation Family Building Gala (grant recipients are required to attend this) in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Arena, home of the Baltimore Ravens
January 1, 2015 Funds will become available for use by grant recipients
December 31, 2015 Grants must have been used for fertility treatment or adoption.
All money that is not used by this date is forfeit and returned back to the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation.

Thanks for considering applying for the 2015 Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant. We wish you success in achieving your family building dreams!