You may be eligible for a variety of grants. Each of the grants link to their corresponding application form. Please note that grant requests are reviewed once a month.
NF Upper Midwest's conference grant is intended to grant financial assistance to an individual in need to allow that person to attend a conference on topics or issues related to NF. Examples of such grants include, but are not limited expenses such as registration, travel, lodging, etc. related to the conference.
Conference Grant Criteria
The conference must be relevant to issues and topics regarding NF.
An individual may only receive one conference grant per year.
The amount of the conference grant may not exceed $750. The specific amount of the grant will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Individuals must demonstrate financial need for the conference grant and have made reasonable attempts to secure scholarships if available from other sources.
Individual and Family Support Grant
NF Upper Midwest's Individual and Family Support Grant is intended to provide financial assistance to individuals or to family member with NF to assist with issues or emergencies related to NF. Examples of grants include, but are not limited to, transportation or lodging costs associated with treatment or diagnosis, special equipment, or therapies.
Individual and Family Support Grant Criteria
Individuals and families must indicate the purpose for the financial assistance on the application form.
Financial assistance will be granted after exhausting all other reasonable options including third party insurance coverage.
Individuals and families are only eligible to receive one support grant within a 12 month period.
The amount of the support grant may not exceed $1000. The specific amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
NF Upper Midwest's campership grant is intended to provide financial assistance to those affected with NF who would like to attend summer camp.
Click here to learn about Camp New Friends, a week-long summer camp for children and teens ages 7-25 with neurofibromatosis.
Campership Grant Criteria
Camps must be either a camp designed specifically for persons with NF or a special camp for individuals with disabilities or health issues.
Family or individuals need to state the reason for needing financial assistance on the application.
Families/Individuals are eligible for only one campership per year.
The amount of the campership will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
GRANT REVIEW PROCESS
- Once a grant application has been received, you will be contacted within ten (10) working days to confirm receipt and to request additional supporting documentation if needed.
- Only after all supporting documentation is received and the application is complete will the request will be submitted to the Board for review at the next Board meeting.
- NF Upper Midwest Board meetings occur every two months. You will be notified of the date that your grant application is up for review.
- Once a decision has been reached, you will be notified within 48 hours as to whether the application has been approved and the amount that has been approved.