Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order by national first then alphabetically by state.

156 Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses.

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Program Name Summary Services Provided Areas of Service
Accessia Health - Infusion and Nursing Services Program may subsidize the cost of other copayment costs related to infusion of treatment associated with a covered chronic illness. National
Accessia Health - Travel Assistance Program may subsidize/cover the costs associated with travel to and from a treatment center for specific chronic illnesses. National
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Provides financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an illness, natural disasters, accidents, fires, and similar occurrences. National
Angel Airlines for Veterans Provides transportation to veterans who need medical treatment. National
Assistance Fund, Inc. - Crohn's Disease Copay Assistance Provides financial assistance for co-payments for patients who have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. National
Authors League Fund Provides assistance to professional authors, journalists, critics, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. National
Behind the Scenes - Basic Needs Grant Provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need due to a serious illness or injury. National
Blues Foundation - HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) Program provides financial assistance for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care, as well as funeral and burial expenses to Blues musicians, and their families. National
Bright Light Foundation Provides assistance with the medical needs of those within the Oil Field Industry stricken by extreme medical expenses. National
Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope Provides financial assistance to individuals who have a life-threatening illness. National
Colburn-Keenan Individual Grant Program Program provides grants of up to $2000 to bleeding disorder and chronic illness patients that help meet urgent financial needs. National
Do It For The Love - Wish Grants Program Program grants wishes of individuals living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to attend live concerts. See website for availability and updates. National
empowerHER - Hike Event Hike day event for girls and young women up to age 24 who have experienced the loss of their mother to cancer or other fatal illness. National
empowerHER - Mentor Program Matches mentors with girls 24 years and younger who have lost their mother to cancer or other fatal illness for in person or virtual meetings to provide grief support. National
empowerHER - Mother's Day Retreat Retreat offered during Mother's day weekend to girls and young women up to age 24 who have experienced the loss of their mother to cancer or other fatal illness. National
Entertainment Community Fund - Social Services & Financial Assistance - Central Region Provides a wide array of social services and financial assistance programs to individuals in performing arts and entertainment. National - Central Region
Entertainment Community Fund - Social Services & Financial Assistance - Eastern Region Provides a wide array of social services and financial assistance programs to individuals in performing arts and entertainment. National - Eastern Region
Entertainment Community Fund - Social Services & Financial Assistance - Western Region Provides a wide array of social services and financial assistance programs to individuals in performing arts and entertainment. National - Western Region
Floor Covering Industry Foundation Provides direct grants for medical care and other basic needs to individuals who have worked in the floor covering industry, and their immediate family. National
Genentech Patient Foundation - Patient Financial Assistance Program Program provides financial assistance to patients who don't have insurance coverage or who can't afford out-of-pocket co-pay costs for participating Genentech medicines. National
Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) Provides assistance to children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, or have been severely burned, or have been injured due to war, natural disaster or illness. National
Good Days - Copay Assistance Program Provides financial support for insurance copays for individuals' life-saving and life-extending treatments. National
Good Days - Diagnostic Testing Assistance Provides financial assistance to help cover the cost of diagnostic testing. National
Good Days - Premium Assistance Program Provides financial assistance to individuals who need help paying their monthly medical insurance premiums. National
Good Days - Travel Assistance Program Provides financial assistance for travel expenses to patients with chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. National
Grace On Wings Program provides charity air ambulance services at about 1/3 of the average cost of other air medical transport services. National
Help Hope Live Supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. *Please Note: The Organization does not provide direct patient funding.* National
Icla da Silva Foundation, Inc. - National Headquaters Program provides patients with a critical medical conditions financial and emotional assistance, and information. National
Inheritance of Hope Program provides an all expenses-paid trip where families with a child under 18 create lifelong memories while receiving the tools to navigate the challenges of a parent's terminal illness. National
Keep Swimming Foundation Financial relief to families of critically ill patients who require extended inpatient medical care at an accredited USA hospital. National
Kids Wish Network Program provides children diagnosed with a life threatening illness or condition with a granted wish. National
Kroger Specialty Pharmacy - Copay Assistance Provides services to individuals with a chronic disease to assist in medication coverage, copays, and help with finding insurance resources for the uninsured or underinsured. National
Lackland Fisher House Provides a home away from home to families with a member who has a serious illness or injury and receiving treatment at Wilford Hall, SAMMC, VA Hospital or Medical Center in San Antonio,Texas. National
Mesa Angels Foundation Provides short-term emergency assistance to Mesa Airlines employees. National
Mission Made Possible Provides transportation to ambulatory patients throughout Southeast United States on a emergency basis. National - South East of the United States
Musicians Foundation, Inc. - Aid Grants Program provides critical and life-changing financial assistance to professionals in the music industry. National
Netwish Provides direct and immediate financial assistance to families and individuals who desperately require a modest helping hand. National
Nurses House Inc. - Grant Program provides short term grants to Registered Nurses who are unable to work due to a medical crisis. National
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation - Transportation Financial Assistance Provides financial support to patients with life-threatening, chronic, or rare conditions so they can access affordable and reliable transportation to and from their medical treatments and pharmacy. National
Riddick's Ride Foundation's Lending Garage Program provides the opportunity to borrow durable medical equipment and medical supplies free of charge, for individuals with a rare or complex medical need. National
Selma Schimmel Vital Grant Program assist individuals facing a significant financial hardship due to the diagnosis of a chronic, terminal or rare condition. National
Spare Key - Help Me Bounce Program Provides assistance to families in crisis with critically ill or seriously injured family members. National
St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund Provides financial assistance to truck drivers and their families who are experiencing catastrophic illness or injury. National
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund Provides financials assistance to professional musicians. National
Truckers Final Mile, Inc. (truckersfinalmile.org) Program provides a number of programs that assists North American commercial truck drivers that have suffered a driving related issue, and their immediate families. National - North America
United Special Sportsmen Alliance, Inc. A wish-granting charity specializing in sending critically ill and disabled youth and veterans on a free outdoor adventure. National
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Caregiver Support Services Provides services to assist family caregivers of veterans. National
Wings of Mercy West Michigan Provides free air transportation to qualified patients. National - (anywhere East of the Rocky Mountains)
Wish Upon A Wedding Grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering health circumstances. National
Angel Flight Soars, Inc. Provides free air transportation for patients with medical hardships who cannot, either for financial or other reasons, use commercial airlines. Alabama
Mercy Flight Southeast Provides air transport to individuals needing treatment. Alabama
REACH Kidney Care Provides one-on-one, individualized care management, both in-person and virtually to members with kidney disease, advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Alabama
Senior Rx - East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission Provides financial assistance for provide assistance for medications, Liquid Supplements, and Diabetic Supplies to residents. Alabama
Alaska Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) Program Provides financial assistance to residents with a medical condition covered by program. Alaska
Angel Flight West Provides air transport to individuals needing treatment. Alaska
ACC Respite Voucher Program Provides families reimbursement for the cost of in-home respite care. Arizona
Arizona Public Service - Medical Care Program Program provides a discount for eligible APS customers with a life-threatening illness or medical condition requiring the use of electric medical equipment. Arizona
Sun Devil Family Charities - SDFC Cares Provides medical hardship assistance to past and present Arizona State University alumni, faculty, and staff and their immediate families. Arizona - Arizona State University
Tempe Community Action Agency - Senior Meal Programs Provides meals and meal delivery services for adults and the elderly with disabilities. Arizona - Tempe and South Scottsdale
Angel Flight South Central Provide air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.
Arkansas
AIDS Community Research Consortium (ACRC) Provides programs that caters to the needs of HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C, and at risk communities. California
Beauty Bus Foundation Provides beauty and grooming services, also pampering products to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers. California - Los Angeles County
Beloved Foundation - Family and Patient Assistance Program Provides grants that assist in paying for basic needs to families affected by stage 4 or terminal cancer. California - Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
City of Banning - Medical Discount Program Program provides a discount to customers who require special medical equipment due to a medical issue or customers that require heating and cooling allowance for a serious medical condition. California - City of Banning
City of Roseville - Medical Rate Assistance Program Program provides a discount on electricity for residents of the City of Roseville who meet income eligibility requirements and who depend on an essential medical support device that requires utility supplied electricity. California - City of Roseville
Food for People - Homebound Delivery Program Program provides a monthly bag of groceries for up to 100 individuals under 60 years of age who are too ill or disabled to leave their homes. California - Humboldt County
Helping Hands Program A needs-based care program for low-income and uninsured Berkeley residents who have a serious medical condition. California - Berkely
Imperial Irrigation District - Medical Equipment Assistance Program Program provides a discount for eligible Imperial Irrigation District customers whose household has a full-time resident who requires specific medically necessary electric equipment. California
Liberty Utilities - Medical Baseline Allowance Program provides energy charged at the lowest rate to Liberty Utilities customers whose household has a qualifying illness or requires regular use of life-support equipment. California
Lipstick Angels Program provides nurturing beauty services to seriously ill hospital patients undergoing debilitating medical treatments like chemotherapy. California - Patients of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, City of Hope National Medical Center, and UCSF Medical Center.
Moreno Valley Utility - Medical Baseline Allowance Program Program provides additional electricity to MVU customers who require use of a medical life-support device or piece of equipment. California - City of Moreno Valley
Pasadena Department of Water and Sewer - Medical Assistance Program Program provides a $10 credit per month for residential electric customers with qualifying electric powered medical equipment. California - City of Pasadena
PG&E - Medical Baseline Program Program provides an additional amount of energy at the lowest rates for customers of PG&E who depend on power for certain medical needs and who have a qualifying medical condition. California
Project Angel Food - Meal Delivery Program Provides home-delivered meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer or other life-threatening illness. California - Los Angeles County
Project Chicken Soup Provides home-delivered kosher meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. California - LA County to LA Basin, mid-city and south central areas, downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica
Project Open Hand Provides home-delivered meals to residents under 60 years of age, who is homebound due to critical physical illness or medical condition. California - San Francisco and Alameda counties
Realm of Caring Foundation, Inc. - Realm Cares Financial Aid Provides financial assistance for alternative therapies not covered by insurance to Colorado or California residents. California
Riverside Public Utilities - Utilicare Program Program provides electricity at an adjusted rate for Riverside Public Utilities customers who use an essential electric medical device, or have permanently installed electric air conditioning or space heating for a qualifying medical condition. California - City of Riverside
San Diego Gas & Electric Company - Medical Baseline Allowance Program Program provides an additional amount of gas and electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric customers with a qualifying condition who use certain medical devices or need space heating or air conditioning due to a condition. California - San Diego
Silicon Valley Power - Medical Rate Assistance Program (RAP) Program provides a discount to eligible Silicon Valley Power customers who reside in Santa Clara and have a medical condition or disability that requires a high usage electric device prescribed by a physician. California
Special Delivery San Diego Provides home-delivered meals residents with critical illnesses. California - San Diego, Banker's Hill, North and South Park, Kensington, University Heights, Hillcrest, Normal Heights, Talmadge and City Heights
Turlock Irrigation District - Medical Rate Assistance Program Program provides a rate reduction for eligible Turlock Irrigation District customers who must regularly use a medical life-support device, or if a medical condition requires special heating or air conditioning. California
Alexander Foundation Provides various types of financial assistance to residents part of the LGBT community who have cancer, chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. Colorado
Alexander Foundation - Community and Catastrophic Assistance Grants Program provides financial assistance to residents part of the LGBT community who have cancer, chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. Colorado
Black Hills Energy - Colorado Medical Exemption Program Program provides lower electric rates for eligible Black Hills Energy customers who have medical conditions that require life support equipment or other qualifying equipment. Colorado
Fort Collins Utilities - Electric Medical Assistance Program Program provides an electric medical rate to residential customers who require the use of medically necessary equipment in their home and/or have a qualifying medical condition that requires air conditioning in the summer. Colorado - Fort Collins
Longmont Power & Communications - Medical Alert & Life Support Discount Program Program provides a discount to eligible LPC customers who require medical life support equipment in their homes. Colorado - City of Longmont
Project Angel Heart Provides home-delivered meals to residents with a life-threatening illness. Colorado - Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, El Paso and Jefferson counties
Amy's Angels Provides short and long term assistance to individuals and their families suffering from a serious illness or injury. Connecticut
Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic Provides air transport to individuals needing treatment. Delaware
National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware - Patient Emergency Assistance Program Program provides emergency assistance (up to $200 per year) to patients with a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease, who are on dialysis working toward transplant or participating in treatment program at a chronic kidney disease clinic. Delaware
Food & Friends Provides home-delivered meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illness. District of Columbia - All Wards
Angel Foundation FL Offers assistance to families and individuals affected by a life-threatening illness or catastrophic event. Florida - Greater Brandon Area
Specialty Therapeutic Care Program helps patients diagnosed with complex medical conditions, particularly bleeding, immune system, and pulmonary disorders. Florida
Vital Flight Provides free transportation to those in need of compassionate, medical or emotional support. Florida
Open Hand Provides home-delivered meals to individuals with a critical, chronic, or terminal disease. Georgia - Atlanta
Hawaiian Electric Company - Special Medical Needs Rate Program Program provides a discount to eligible Hawaiian Electric customers who depend on life support equipment at home and/or have increased heating or cooling needs due to a medical condition. Hawaii
Medflight of Indiana Program transports patients and their families in private planes, without charge, to medical facilities for attention. Indiana
RoEll Inc. Provides life saving medicine and medical care for families with a child diagnosed with chronic medical condition, and are struggling financially. Iowa - Muscatine: within 100 mile radius
Wings of Mercy Minnesota Free air transportation for people with limited financial means who need treatment at distant medical facilities Iowa
People Working Cooperatively, Inc. - Ohio Program performs critical home repairs and provide other services to low-income individuals facing challenges due to illness, disability, job loss or other circumstances. Kentucky
Kennedy Krieger Institute - Emergency Respite Care Program Program provides funding for respite care for an unplanned event that requires the unavoidable absence of the primary caregiver. Maryland
Moveable Feast Provides home-delivered meals to individuals with chronic severe illnesses. Maryland - Baltimore
Adult Foster Care of the North Shore - Financial Support Program provides monthly stipend to caregivers of a family member with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Massachusetts
Community Servings - Meal Delivery Program Provides home-delivered meals to residents with life-threatening like HIV/AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus and kidney failure Massachusetts - Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Everett, Winthrop, Chelsea, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Weymouth, Brockton, Worcester
Humble Care, Inc. - Adult Foster Care (AFC) Program Program allows caregivers who are family members to receive up to $1500 per month to provide home care for a loved one with physical and/or medical disabilities or chronic illness, easing financial burden. Massachusetts - North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston
Northwoods Airlifeline Help patients and their families with urgent medical needs for services not found locally at no cost to the individual
Pilots For Christ International Provides free air transportation and ground transportation to those in need. Michigan
Share A Smile Provides assistance with basic needs to Michigan residents going through a financial hardship due to a health crisis. Michigan
Wings of Mercy East Michigan Provides free air transportation for patients with limited incomes needing treatment at medical centers in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. Michigan
World Medical Relief - Affordable Prescription Program Provides prescription medications to financially qualified individuals living in Michigan. Michigan
World Medical Relief - Medical Supply Service Provides a variety of medical supplies to individuals in need, and who are Detroit residents. Michigan - Metro Detroit
Veterans Airlift Command Provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. Minnesota
Ayden’s Alliance - Special Needs/Disability Financial Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help Missouri families affected by a special need, chronic or terminal medical condition afford the access to medical cannabis. Missouri
CoxHealth Foundation - Patient Assistance Provides financial assistance to individuals with a variety of diseases. See program website for more details on eligible diseases and open funds. Missouri
Wings of Hope Provides medical air transport services, free of charge, to individuals who need specialized medical care that is not available to them locally. Missouri
Nebraska Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program Provides subsidy for respite to family caregivers caring for a loved one with a special need. Nebraska
Kitchen Angels, Inc. Provides home-delivered meals to individuals under the age of 60 who are living with a chronic or terminal illness, the elderly in severe medical crisis, and dependents (under the age of 12) of single parent clients. New Mexico
Embrace Kids Foundation Provides financial assistance and other services to families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell and other serious health challenges. New Jersey - Metropolitan area
Emergency Children's Help Organization (ECHO) Provides financial assistance for emergency situations to families with a sick child. New Jersey - Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ouean, Union Counties
Family Resource Network (FRN) Provides programs and services to New Jersey residents living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, chronic illness, and their families. New Jersey
God's Love We Deliver Provides home-delivered meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. New Jersey - Newark
MANNA Provides temporary, medically tailored meals for individuals with a serious illness and an acute nutritional risk. New Jersey - Southern
Sanctuary ATC - Patient Affordability Program Offers medication discounts for qualifying New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis residents. New Hampshire
AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) - Health Home Services/Case Managers Program assists individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions coordinate medical care, mental health and social services. New York - Queens County
Angelica Patient Assistance Programs Offers recreational, educational, cultural and social programs to economically disadvantaged patients in need of long-term medical care in New York City. New York City
GMHC - Mental Health Services Provides mental health services to individuals diagnosed with HIV, individuals with multiple medical conditions, among others. New York
Housing Works Community Healthcare - Sexual Health Services Healthcare services provided to individuals diagnosed with acute and chronic conditions, included but not limited to HIV and Hep C. New York
Kelly's Angels Incorporated - Angel Aid A one time grant for families in financial hardship due to the loss of a spouse or from healthcare expenses paid during their care. New York’s Capital Region - Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.
Kelly's Angels Incorporated - Angel Hugs A one time modest grant to comfort a surviving spouse in the form of memory making travel, entertainment or pampering. New York’s Capital Region - Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.
Wings of Flight Hope Program helps people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. New York
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada - Medical Nutrition Program Program provides doctor-prescribed liquid medical nutrition, known medically as enteral products. Nevada
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada - Prescription Assistance Program Provides up to $100 annually as a supplement for the cost of emergency prescriptions of co-pays. Nevada
Coastal Carolina Health Care (CCHC) Foundation Programs provides support and resources to patients, and their families, who have been affected by cancer and other chronic illnesses. North Carolina - Eastern
Friendship Trays Program provides nutritious delivered meals to infirm individuals in the Charlotte community who are unable to prepare their own meals. North Carolina - Mecklenburg County
HealthNet Gaston (HNG) Provides affordable healthcare and supportive services for low-income, uninsured Gaston County residents. North Carolina - Gaston County
HealthQuest Prescription Program - Anson Provides free prescription medications to uninsured residents who need assistance in order to control chronic medical conditions. North Carolina - Union, Anson and Stanly Counties
HealthQuest Prescription Program - Monroe Provides free prescription medications to uninsured residents who need assistance in order to control chronic medical conditions. North Carolina - Union, Anson and Stanly Counties
North Carolina Baptists Men - Aviation Ministry Provide air transportation and ground transportation free of charge to qualified patients. North Carolina
Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem - Respite Care Ministry (Companion Sitting) Provides volunteer sitter for 2-3 hours for caregivers of chronically ill individuals. North Carolina - Winston-Salem area
Community Service Council - Tulsa Weather Coalition Program provides air conditioners to individuals who have a qualifying medical condition. Oklahoma
Food 2 You Program Delivers essential foods to residents who are medically fragile, elderly and/or have been impacted by COVID-19. Oregon - Hillsboro
Fighting Back Scholarship Program Provides financial assistance for rehabilitation to individuals who have a life changing illness or injury. Pennsylvania - Greater Philadelphia Region
Lane Family Foundation - Grant Program Program provides financial assistance for help with medical supplies and equipment expenses. Pennsylvania - Tioga and Potter counties
Lane Family Foundation - Loaner Program Program loans medical equipment to individuals with severe disabilities and illnesses. Pennsylvania - Tioga and Potter counties
La Fondita de Jesus - Programas de Vivienda Offers various lodging programs to homeless people with chronic conditions. Puerto Rico - San Juan
La Fondita de Jesus - Puerta al Cambio Program of services aimed at providing support to homeless people with chronic conditions. Puerto Rico - San Juan
Hilton Head Island Deepwell Project Helps neighbors in need with a variety of services. South Carolina - Hilton Head Island
Welvista South Carolina Medication Assistance Program (MAP) Provides access to medications for qualified uninsured individuals. South Carolina
There With Care - Middle Tennessee Chapter Meal Program Program provides grocery delivery, prepared meal delivery (frozen and hot), Crock-Pots and Crock-Pot meals. Tennessee - Middle Tennessee Area
There With Care - Middle Tennessee Chapter Sibling Support Program Provides babysitting, mentoring, tutoring and activity projects for patients and siblings. Tennessee - Middle Tennessee Area
There With Care - Middle Tennessee Chapter Transportation Program Program provides transportation assistance to and from hospitals, medical appointments and treatments with gasoline assistance, taxi rides, auto repair and auto donations. Tennessee - Middle Tennessee Area
United Way of Texas - Bridges to Wellness and Health Program provides necessary prescriptions, medical equipment transportation and medical supplies to clients to help bridge the gap while waiting for approval or a long-term affordable prescription coverage. Texas - Temple
Lifelong - Chicken Soup Brigade - Living with Chronic Illness Provides home delivered meals to homebound patients suffering of chronic illness. Washington - Seattle
Blue Envelope Health Fund Offers several free and low cost tests and screenings for Natrona County residents. Wyoming - Natrona County
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR): Partnership to Independence - Project Out Provides financial assistance to individuals with a disability or long term illness who are in a nursing facility and want to return to independent living. Wyoming