Financial, Legal, and Other Assistance

Financial Assistance

These organizations provide direct financial support to families of cancer patients in Minnesota and the mid-west area; and in some cases, nation-wide.

  • Angel Foundation of Minnesota
    Provides financial assistance for basic non-medical living necessities for cancer patients and their families, along with other support services. Grants are approved for rent and housing payments, food, utility bills, non-prescription medication expenses, childcare, bus passes, gas vouchers, and other basic needs.
  • The Pinky Swear Foundation
    A Minnesota-based organization that helps kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.
  • Cancer Financial Resources
    A general search engine of the American Cancer Society. Provides a comprehensive list of many resources, including financial and housing resources, based on your ZIP code or home state.
  • Hand in Hand: Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance Fund
    Hand in Hand offers financial assistance for second opinion consultations by reimbursing expenses related to travel, phone bills, costs of the evaluation, and related expenses. The Fund is administered by the Sarcoma Alliance.
  • Spare Key
    Spare Key is a Minnesota-based nonprofit that provides assistance to families in crisis with critically ill or seriously injured family members through housing grant payment, engaged resource referral and advocacy.
  • Healthwell Foundation
    Their mission is to reduce financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-altering diseases.

Legal and Other Assistance

  • Cancer Legal Line
    Provides free legal consultation to Minnesotan affected by cancer, who otherwise have no access to an attorney’s help for the legal issues that directly impact their health and quality of life.