EDDF Grants are now issued twice a year – once in the spring and in the fall.
The Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation (EDDF) Provide the Assist Fund offers much needed financial assistance for sarcoma patients in active treatment. Each patient is eligible for a maximum of $1,500 in financial assistance. Provide the Assist grants may also be awarded to adults in active treatment for other rare cancers. Rare cancers are defined as cancers affecting 200,000 or less Americans.
Grants help cover the costs for:
- transportation (airfare, tolls, car rental, gas, taxi service)
- lodging during treatments
- meals during treatments
- childcare during treatment
Please note: The EDDF Provide the Assist Fund does not provide financial assistance for basic living expenses, and treatment for sarcoma (any type) or rare cancer is required. An application is not a guarantee of receiving a grant. Funds are limited and based on eligibility and availability.
The Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation reserves the right to deviate from these guidelines on a case-by-case basis when special circumstances arise.
If presented with multiple requests and limited funds, priority will be given to applications on a first come, first serve basis.
Grant Award Schedule
Applications will be available twice a year – in February and July. Applications received outside of the request period will be rolled over to the next available period. Approved applicants will be notified and grants awarded in the Spring and Fall.
First Half: Applications available February 1 – 29th.
Second Half: Applications available July 1 – 31st.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive a grant?
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Must have a sarcoma or rare cancer diagnosis.
- Must be a resident and receiving treatment in the United States
- Must be in active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, hospice, palliative care or surgery with a recovery time in excess of four weeks.) Hormone therapy is not considered active treatment.
- Must be traveling a minimum of 50 miles for treatment
- Must have a demonstrated financial need due to a sarcoma or rare cancer diagnosis..
How often can I apply for a grant?
What cannot be paid for with the grant?
- Mortgage/Rent Payments
- Credit card payments
- Cable bills
- Internet bills
- Car payments/insurance
How does someone apply for assistance?
- Complete the online Application for Assistance or Download the Application for Assistance.
- If completing the paper application:
- The health care provider/social worker completes the Medical Information Sections
- The patient completes the Release Form and Patient Information Sections
- The completed pages are then sent back to EDDF via mail or email. Faxed forms will not be accepted. If the application is incomplete, EDDF will not accept the document and will return it to the patient and/or health care provider/social worker for completion.
Evaluation & Approval
All sections of the application must be completed before it will be considered for evaluation. Incomplete applications will be returned. Once the completed application has been submitted, the information provided will be reviewed and verified with the Treatment Center listed on the application. Inability to contact the social worker or nurse may result in the review being delayed or the application declined.
The patient will then be notified by phone call or letter indicating if they have been approved and if so, for what amount. The maximum award per patient is $1,500. Please allow 8-10 weeks for this process.
If approved, Provide the Assist Grants will be given only in the form of a check from The Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation made payable to the individual or entity listed as such on the application.
Apply for a Grant
Patients can either complete the online EDDF Provide the Assist Application or download the application and send to our mailing address. Please note that the downloaded application requires signature from both the patient and healthcare provider.
By downloading the Provide the Assist Application, you confirm that you have read and agree to these guidelines.
Application available during grant request period only.