Northwest Sarcoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to providing education and support to patients and families who are living with this specific form of cancer. We strive to provide timely and accurate information regarding research and treatment options, and offer overall support by creating local networks throughout the northwest. Two need-based financial assistance programs are available for patients currently undergoing treatment in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska or Idaho: Foundation Help$, for adults; and Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$, for children.
|Age of patient at time of application:||18 or older||Younger than 18|
|State of residence||Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, or Idaho|
|Financial situation||No alternative source of funding for requested item(s)|
|Have not exceeded annual grant total from our foundation||$500||$1,000|
|Have not exceeded lifetime grant total from our foundation||$1,500|
|Grant request equal or less than maximum grant size of:||$500||$1,000|
Patients may apply for assistance with any of the following:
- Rent/mortgage (as verified by lease or rental agreement)
- Utilities (limited to basic public resources; excludes cable and internet)
- Public transportation (to and from medical appointments; gas for private cars is included)
- Food and nutritional supplements (e.g., Boost/Ensure)
- Prescriptions for medications related to treatment for sarcoma not covered by insurance or available through pharmaceutical assistance programs
- Childcare (professional day care facility)
- Medical supplies and treatments not covered by insurance (e.g., hair prosthetic, compression garments)
- Funds for travel and/or lodging to seek a second opinion
How It Works
Patients work with their hospital/clinical social worker, clinic support staff, or patient navigator to complete a brief application. The social worker then submits the application, which will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the availability of funds. Checks will be issued the 15th and 30th of each month for applications which are approved. Social workers will be kept apprised of the status of each application.
Checks are issued within three weeks of the application. Social workers will be kept apprised of the status of each application, and will be advised on the approval and expected check date.
Guidelines for Completion of Application
If you are a patient, talk with your social worker or patient navigator about our grant program.
- Social worker is responsible for assessing and documenting actual need
- Social worker is responsible for verifying eligibility requirements as listed above
- Social worker completes the application. Please note that incomplete applications will delay processing.
- Social worker, when indicating the type of assistance requested, should check only those which directly apply
Ready to Complete the Application?
If the applicant meets the eligibility requirements, Click here to access the application.