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The following serve as the core requirements:

  • The patient must be on active treatment or within one year of treatment in order for the family to qualify

  • In each case, a child or young adult must be impacted in a significant way. The majority of our funds are used to support families with a child (aged 17 or younger) fighting pediatric cancer. 

  • The patient or family may be represented by a social worker or resource manager who can serve as a liaison with J19 Foundation and verify the patient’s or family’s financial needs and the patient’s medical information.

  • The patient or family, through the social worker or resource manager, must demonstrate hardship related to the financial impact of their loved one’s cancer treatment

  • Eligible expenses are considered to be necessity items, including mortgage or rent, utilities, auto-related expenses (eg, repairs, loans, and insurance payments), child care, treatment-related travel, hospital parking, prescription medications, other ancillary uncovered medical costs, etc


In addition to these guidelines, J19 Foundation has a formal Grant Review Committee that evaluates each grant request and makes final decisions. In most scenarios, J19 Foundation will make a one-time grant to an approved family. However, in some cases in which significant financial need is demonstrated, we may review a second request for the same family.