Apply for Financial and/or Transportation Assistance
The New York Cancer Foundation is a 5OI(c)(3) nonprofit organization which offers financial assistance to patients in the Greater Metro Area (within the counties of New York City, as well as Nassau & Suffolk) who are living with a cancer diagnosis. The Foundation strives to relieve qualified patients of financial stress. The following are examples of day-to-day living expenses with which we may assist:
Rent or Mortgage payments (patient must be lessee or homeowner)
Utility payments (water, sewer, electric)
Telephone payments (landline or mobile)
Transportation to and from cancer treatment (via Uber Health)
Other expenses on a case by case basis
What is Uber Health? Uber Health is a HIPAA Compliant technology solution that's helped tens of thousands of patients and caregivers get to and from care. How Does it Works? Once you receive approval from the Foundation, we will obtain your treatment schedule. A member of our team will contact you directly to help set up rides. Rides will be scheduled for your appointments to and from your oncologist. You will receive notifications and updates regarding your rides through Uber Health over text or landline as they are scheduled.
In order to qualify, the patient and/or spouse must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Be a legal resident of the United States
Have an annual income at or below 400% of the national poverty level (see below)
Living with a cancer diagnosis in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, or Suffolk
An Applicant may qualify for consideration based on a combination of the following financial criteria:
Have no more than $10,000 total in liquid assets (liquid assets are defined as cash, checking or savings accounts, stocks, etc.) for patients and household combined.
Patient or spouse owns no secondary investment property.
Income falls within the guidelines illustrated in the "Funds Availability" chart below.
2021 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.
The maximum amount of a grant per patient is $2,500 annually for debts incurred while receiving treatment. All bills must be paid at the same time (no installments) and must be currently owed or in arrears. No payments can be made in advance. The Foundation reserves the right to suspend grant allocations based upon resources available.
The maximum amount of a grant per patient is $500 annually for transportation. The Foundation reserves the right to suspend grant allocations based upon resources available.
The New York Cancer Foundation does not pay patient medical bills, co-payments or credit card bills of any kind and does not provide direct patient cash grants. Upon approval, payment will be made directly to the creditor. No physician or staff member is eligible to receive any financial distributions from the New York Cancer Foundation. As funds are limited, the New York Cancer Foundation encourages all patients to create a plan for longer term support and assistance, and to contact additional community resources.