Family Building Grant

Family Building Grant

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant is an annual award that provides up to $10,000 to needy, infertile families. These grants assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment or domestic adoption. Family Building Grants can take the form of a cash award that is payable directly to the clinic or agency or a medication award that will be sent to the fertility clinic of the recipient.  The grants are available for medical treatment of infertility and child adoption. The fertility medication grant is provided through a generous donation from EMD Serono.

Applying For The 2019 Family Building Grant

Grant Information

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant TM  provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. The only restrictions for applying are

  1. 1) You MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from your doctor
  2. 2) You MUST be a citizen or a legal permanent US resident

There are no other restrictions currently. The grant is offered twice per year, and the number of applications funded as well as the amount of funding depends on the success of the Cade Foundation’s fundraising activities (i.e. the more we raise, the more we can give away). To date, 106 families have been funded. All of our grants are Family Building Grants but we have a special pool of funds set aside for “Savannah Grants” and "Dr Stephen Greenhouse Grants" which are only available to Shady Grove Fertility patients undergoing IVF. Medication grants are generously provided by EMD Serono.

Grant applications will be reviewed and selected twice per year - once in the spring and once in the fall.

Both portions of application (as well as the medical history forms) must be received by February 1 for the Spring grant review and July 1st for the Fall Grant Review. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed until all materials are received. If the applicant is a couple each partner must separately complete a personal statement.  Part II of the grant (application) and Part III (medical history forms) must be completed and submitted to the Cade Foundation prior to the deadline.  Funding decisions will be announced by June 1st for the Spring Grant Review and October 15th for the Fall Grant Review. 

Winners will be expected to participate in the Cade Foundation Family Building Gala which is usually the first Saturday in November in Washington, DC. 

For applicants interested in Savannah’s Grant  and the Dr Stephen Greenhouse Grant, there is no need to fill out any additional paperwork. Savannah’s Grant is restricted to Shady Grove Fertility patients and therefore all Shady Grove Fertility applicants are automatically entered into the pool for both general Cade Foundation Family Building Grants as well as the Family Building Grant restricted for Savannah’s Grant.


Grant Application

Grant Application registration fee is $50 and is NON REFUNDABLE. We encourage you to read the entire application prior to paying. If you decide to withdraw your application for ANY REASON we would be happy to send you a donation receipt for your registration amount, but cannot refund the registration fee. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dates of Interest

  • Grant submission deadline for SPRING consideration 2/1
  • Grant decisions announced for SPRING funding 6/1
  • Money available for SPRING grant applicants 8/1 available (grant MUST be redeemed by 7/31 of the next year)
  • Grant submission deadline for FALL consideration 7/1
  • Grant decisions announced for FALL funding 10/15
  • 2019 Cade Foundation Family Building Gala (required for all grant recipients) November 2, 2019 in Baltimore
  • Money available for FALL grant recipients 1/1/20 (grant MUST be redeemed by 12/31)



Please complete ALL THREE PORTIONS of the application

Information Packet: For information about the application and instructions on completing the application, please CLICK HERE.

Part I: Begin by downloading and reviewing the SAMPLE grant document {SAMPLE Grant Application AND Sample Budgets for Fertility Treatment and Adoption grant requests}

Once you have reviewed the SAMPLE and you have decided to apply, please complete PART I of the application at REGISTER HERE

Part II: Once you have completed PART I, you will receive an email confirmation. The confirmation email will include a link to your PART II of the Family Building Grant Application.  Please note Part II will look just like the SAMPLE GRANT DOCUMENT but will be fillable and it will be signed and submitted online. Please SAVE this email as it is specifically connected with your application.  You cannot ake any edits to your application once you complete and submit the application. 

Part III: Please ask you physician to complete the medical forms available at the following URL AFTER you have completed Parts I and II of the application. This form is ONLINE and not downloadable. Email your doctor the link  It is your responsibility to make sure that your physicians office has submitted the form by the deadline.  Please call your physicians office to confirm it was submitted. 


Grant Application Q&A Teleconference

The next Cade Foundation teleconferences will be hosted on:

January 15 and May 13 and June 18 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

For applicants to ask questions about the grant application.

  • Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7000
  • Participant Access Code: 167807#

Please email in questions in advance about the grant prior to the conference call to All questions will be answered during the call.

Thank you for considering applying for the Cade Foundation Family Building Grant.

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