The Pink Fund Application FAQs

General

No. We always accept applications.

No. To reach the application, please visit: https://www.pinkfund.org/financial-assistance-pre-qualification/ and answer the pre-qualification questions. If you pre-qualify, you will be able to download the application.

No. The Pink Fund’s financial assistance is only for those who live, work, and receive treatment in the United States.

The Pink Fund does not provide emergency assistance. Please see your social worker or patient navigator for help.

The Pink Fund is generally a one-time only assistance program, but if you have been re-diagnosed, or have a recurrence, we may be able to help.  Email Grants@ThePinkFund.org

No. All applications and documents must be mailed to us.

No. For tracking and accuracy, we only correspond through email. We cannot discuss anything regarding your application over the phone.

No. All organizations are different. The Pink Fund is not a part of any other organization. You must apply to each separately.

The day we receive your application in the mail, you will be sent an email explaining the process, and give you a timeline for how long it should take to hear back from us.

Patients must be in active treatment and experiencing reduced working income throughout any funding, so if you are out of treatment, we cannot approve your application, even if you were in treatment when we received your application.

Qualification Guidelines

No. Patients must be actively working at the time of their diagnosis in order to qualify.

No. If you receive Social Security Disability, you do not qualify according to our guidelines.

No. Patients must have been working at time of diagnosis and able to show a loss of working income due to their breast cancer diagnosis. If you were not working, you do not qualify.

If your only income is Social Security Retirement, and you were not working at the time of your diagnosis, you do not qualify. If you were receiving Social Security Retirement and had a job to make ends meet, and had to stop or reduce working because of your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, you may qualify.

Patients must have been actively working at time of diagnosis and able to show a loss of working income due to their breast cancer diagnosis. If you were not actively working, you do not qualify.

Employment

You can tell them you are applying for a grant, and need a letter stating the change in your employment status/work hours since a specific date (The date of your diagnosis)

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Employer Letter .

Yes, but you may write the letter yourself.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Employer Letter .

Yes. We need a letter from all of the employers you had at the time of your diagnosis, stating the last date you worked.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Employer Letter .

Medical Information

No. We must have start and projected end dates for treatment, unless you have been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic cancer.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Medical Information Form .

We understand that treatment plans can change. The Medical Information form should be filled out as completely as possible, with start and end dates for projected treatment.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Medical Information Form .

We will accept this letter from your Oncologist, Patient Advocate, Nurse Navigator, or Licensed Social Worker.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Doctor’s Letter .

No. We need both the letter from your doctor and the Medical Information form.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Doctor’s Letter .

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Medical Information Form .

No. Lab reports and office visit summaries are not an acceptable substitution.

Click here to watch a helpful video on the Doctor’s Letter .

Bills/Financial Information

No. If our Qualifications Committee decides to fund a bill for you, we will write a check to each individual creditor, so we must receive copies of bills with your name, your current address which matches the address on your application, the account number, the amount due, and the complete mailing address to mail the payment to. If ALL of this information is not included on the bill, we cannot pay it.

Click here to watch a helpful video on Bills .

We cannot accept a printout of an online account if it does not show all of the information we would need to write and mail a check.

Click here to watch a helpful video on Bills .

No. The Pink Fund does not pay any personal unsecured loans or student loans.

No. We must receive a complete copy of your last two months of all checking account statements. If you do not have a checking account, we will accept two months of complete statements for a pre-paid debit card instead. If you do not have either of these, we cannot approve your application.

Click here to watch a helpful video on Bank Statements .

No. We require a tax return from the most recent tax year (if it is after April 2020, we need to see your 2019 federal tax return; If it is after April 2021, we need to see your 2020 federal tax return).

Click here to watch a helpful video on Tax returns and W-2s .

If you cannot provide clear documentation of your income, we cannot approve your application.

We must receive clear documentation about your income and how it has changed. If you don’t receive paycheck stubs from your own business, we can accept two months of complete business bank accounts with the income highlighted, invoices, receipts, etc.

No. The Pink Fund does not send any money or gift cards to applicants. If our Qualifications Committee decides to fund bills for you, we will write checks and mail them directly to each of your individual creditors.

If our Qualifications Committee decides to fund bills for you, we will write checks and mail them directly to each of your individual creditors.

Click here to watch a helpful video on Bills .

For rent payments include ALL PAGES of your rental agreement/lease and the address to which payments can be sent. A W-9 form completed by your landlord must be included with your application. Checks will be made payable only to the name on the W-9 form. The form with instructions is available on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

The Pink Fund cannot make any rent payments without a properly completed W-9 form. The form with instructions is available on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

The Financial Side Effects of Cancer

Financial Toxicity

Financial-Toxicity

130% increase in financial difficulties for patients in active treatment

Job Loss

Breast Cancer Stats

Between 20-30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will lose their jobs

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcies

10M will be unable to pay for rent, food & utilities because of medical bills

Impact on Savings

Impact on Savings

76% of full time workers nationwide live paycheck to paycheck

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