UNITED HEALTHCARE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION GRANTS
The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF), a non-profit 501 ( c ) 3, is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
To be eligible for grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Applicants may apply online at any time; there is no deadline.
In 2012, UHCCF awarded more than 1,300 grants worth $4.1 million to families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spinal bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is dedicated to helping even more families in 2013.
For eligibility guidelines or to apply go online to www.uhccf.org.