Help for Families in Need
Grants may be awarded to any parent or guardian of a child with cancer – up to age 17 at the time of the first diagnosis. Financial assistance is only available to residents of the State of Michigan. Grant funds expire 6 months after the award date.
To apply for a grant from the Msgr. Russ Kohler Children's Cancer Endowment Fund, please complete our on-line application form (below) and provide the additional required documentation.
Please be advised that the Endowment Fund cannot meet every request, but it is our intent to provide some assistance to those in need that meet our criteria.
Grant money may be used to cover the costs of temporary lodging while the child undergoes treatment, child care expenditures, transportation costs, lost wages, rent/mortgage payments, utilities, child care and more.
*Note: To ensure your privacy, please see the notes below on redacting (blocking out) personal account information on any documentation supplied.
Please submit these online:
To ensure your privacy, please send these by mail:
Applications submitted WITHOUT the required elements WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Please mail additional required documentation to:
Msgr. Russ Kohler Children's Cancer Endowment Fund
c/o STAT Patients Family Services
P.O. Box 63
Newport, MI 48166
All applications are kept confidential.
By submitting your grant application to the Msgr. Russ Kohler Children's Cancer Endowment Fund, we reserve the right and you (the applicant) hereby grant permission to share all information provided by the applicant to third parties (including your doctor or social worker) on an as‑needed basis.
Important: Please have all your information ready before you begin filling out the form below. The form must be completed and submitted in a single session; you cannot save your information to return and complete the form in another session.
Optional: If you prefer to submit your application by mail, please download the PDF Application Form. See Instructions for completing the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader or you may print the form and fill it out by hand.
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