The COVID-19 pandemic has left many patients and families struggling to pay for medications, bills, and food. Many patients are reaching out to organizations that offer grants to help pay these costs. Grants come from a variety of sources, such as a foundation, corporation, or a government agency. The ESRD NCC gathered a list of organizations that offer patient and family grants to help cover the cost of healthcare, living, and school expenses. Many of these organizations require the patient to submit information, such as proof of income, household expenses, and list of family members and their contact information.

To help patients successfully apply for an emergency grant, the ESRD NCC created the Quick Start to Submitting an Emergency Grant Request. It helps take the mystery out of applying for grant. Visit the ESRD NCC Website for a list of grants and scholarships. You also can find tips for using the Internet and being safe online.