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Apply for a Medical Care Grant

Welcome to the Online Application for Show Hope Medical Care Grants

We are honored you would invite us to be part of your family’s journey. All applications are welcome, but due to limited funding, we are unable to award grants to all qualified applicants. Funding priority will be given, but not limited to, families with the greatest financial need who complete the application process with integrity and demonstrate alignment with Show Hope’s values.

DEADLINES AND GUIDELINES

Medical Care grants are reviewed on a monthly basis. Applications submitted by the end of a month will be reviewed in the following month.

Your application is complete after you have successfully submitted your application and all supporting documents. Your application date is the day your complete application is submitted to/received by Show Hope. If a portion of your application is not complete, including reference letters, your application will be moved to the next deadline.

 

NOTIFICATIONS

You will receive a notification with the outcome of your application by email within 60 days of your application date.

 

PROCESS AND TERMS

Qualifications

  • Show Hope Medical Care grants are to be used for medical care or medical equipment (see "Eligible Expenses" below) for children who have joined their families through adoption.

  • Show Hope Medical Care grants are non-transferrable and for the sole purpose of covering medical care or medical equipment expenses for the child named on the application. Grant funds must be fully exhausted before the child turns 18 years old.

  • An additional application should be submitted if another child in your family has medical needs that are eligible for funding.

  • The child must be receiving medical care in the United States from a licensed physician.

  • The family must have incurred medical expenses for their child’s treatment within the prior 12 months or have anticipated out-of-pocket expenses for treatment within the 24 months following the application’s submission date. The incurred date is the date of service the medical procedure occurred or date the medical equipment was purchased; not the date the payment was made for the service.

  • Funding is not available for clinical trials, medications not approved by the FDA,  or for medical treatment that does not align with Show Hope’s Statement of Faith.

Eligible Expenses

  • Funding may be utilized for medical care, including procedures, surgeries, hospital stays, physician administered treatments, medical equipment, and rehabilitative physical and occupational therapy.
  • Medical equipment needs that are eligible for possible funding include wheelchairs, wheelchair and patient lifts, and/or medical equipment or devices associated with a specific diagnosis as recommended by a physician.
  • Home and vehicle modifications, as well as travel and lodging expenses are not currently eligible for funding from Show Hope.
  • Behavioral health expenses (i.e. counseling) are not currently eligible for funding from Show Hope.
  • If cognitive rehabilitative therapy is being pursued to help address a known medical diagnosis, as confirmed in writing by a physician, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Expenses for counseling services are not currently eligible for funding from Show Hope.
  • If dental procedures are necessary to treat a medical diagnosis or additional services are required to accommodate underlying health conditions, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis with written confirmation from a physician. In general, preventative dental care, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry are not eligible expenses. 

 

Before You Apply

  • Before beginning the application process, please review Show Hope’s Statement of Faith.

  • Collect the following pieces of information :

    • Church address, phone number, website, and pastor’s email address

    • IRS tax information (1040 or 1099 forms) for the last two years (please black out social security numbers)

    • Net worth of property, investments, goods, and liquid assets

    • Monthly claims statement or EOB showing deductible/OOP max and amount met

    • Most recent home study

    • Family photo (optional)

  • Request a reference form to be completed by your pastor (additional instructions will be provided in the application process)

  • Request a confirmation letter from your medical care provider regarding the need for treatment and/or medical equipment (additional instructions will be provided in the application process).

  • Applications for each child cannot be submitted:

    • For medical expenses for which an application has already been submitted

    • Within two years of previously submitting a Show Hope Medical Care grant application regardless of award status

 

The Application Process

  • The complete application process is online. Documents may be uploaded as part of the application. Submissions by mail cannot be accepted.

  • The family should provide copies of the recommendation forms to their pastor and medical care provider.

  • The medical care provider’s form must be uploaded by the applicant with the application.

  • The pastor’s form should be emailed directly to Show Hope at medicalcare@showhope.org.

  • The application cannot be reviewed until all supporting documents are received.

  • Once the application is submitted and letters are received, an initial review will be conducted to ensure the application is complete. If additional information is required, you will be notified by email. You will receive a confirmation email when your application is accepted for consideration.

  • All applicants will receive an email from Show Hope regarding the outcome of their application.

 

DISBURSEMENT

  • Disbursement of the grant funds may occur in up to two disbursements for grants up to $5,000 and four disbursements for grants of $6,000 and over. Receipts should be held by the grant recipient until the total expenditure meets or exceeds a minimum of $1000 per disbursement.
  • When possible, it is Show Hope’s preference for funds to be sent directly to the care provider. If outstanding expenses meet or exceed the minimum disbursement amount of $1000, the family may submit an invoice or bill with the care provider’s contact information and the patient's name to medicalcare@showhope.org.

  • If payment is made directly to the care provider, the family will receive confirmation of payment from Show Hope.

  • If qualifying expenses have been previously incurred, disbursement of funds may be requested upon notification of an award. Itemized confirmation of previously paid medical expenses with proof of payment is required for disbursement. Acceptable proofs of payment include a scan, photo, or PDF of a receipt of payment, a credit card statement, or a cancelled check. This documentation should be submitted to medicalcare@showhope.org.

  • If expenses are anticipated, disbursement may occur after treatment with confirmation of owed expenses.

  • All grant funds expire 24 months after the award date unless an extension is requested in writing. After 36 months from award date, grant will fully expire, and applicant will need to submit a new application.

1. Download Forms

Please follow one of these two steps to save editable PDFs:

  1. Fill out forms directly on links provided, then save filled-out forms by clicking Download>"With your changes">Save.
  2. Or download forms through each link provided, fill them out electronically via Adobe Acrobat, and save.

*Handwritten or digital signatures required on all forms.

2. Apply

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