We are dedicated to helping young families who need temporary financial assistance during cancer treatment.

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CRITERIA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE

  • Must be a resident of the KC metropolitan¬†area.*

  • Must have dependent children under the age of 18 living in the home.

  • Must complete application in its entirety.

  • Must provide letter of diagnosis from physician, if requested.

  • Must be living, undergoing active treatment with an oncologist within the last 12 months.

  • Must be able to provide current tax return to prove dependent status, if requested.

  • Must be able to provide additional data and documentation, if requested.

*To be eligible, applicant must be a resident of the Kansas City Statistical Metropolitan Area (MSA) which includes the following 14 counties:

JACKSON, JOHNSON, MIAMI, CASS, LIN, BATES, WYANDOTTE, LAFAYETTE, RAY, CLAY, PLATTE, LEAVENWORTH, CLINTON, CALDWELL

DETAILS OF THE GRANT PROCESS

  • Our Director of Financial Aid will screen each application and schedule a personal (in-home) interview.

  • Applications and interviews will be reviewed by Board of Directors at monthly board meetings. At that time applications will either be approved or denied. The Director of Financial Aid will contact the applicant to deliver the board’s decision.

  • The Stephanie Vest Foundation may choose to pay bills directly.

  • The Stephanie Vest Foundation DOES NOT pay for medical bills.

  • Every family is different, so therefore each grant process is different. We are not a one-size-fits-all foundation. We listen to the applicant’s specific needs. Please be detailed and organized with specific financial issues when applying for assistance.

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