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 actively undergoing cancer treatment. 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)
Other expenses on a case by case basis
Bills must be in patient's name
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 300% of the national poverty level (see below)
Be actively receiving treatment from a community oncology practice
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 $2500 annually for debts incurred while actively 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 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.