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Individual Medical Grants

Life-Saving and Life-Changing Funding

Financial constraints and insurance limitations sometimes make it impossible for families to cover their child's medical expenses. Cerner Charitable Foundation's (formerly First Hand) individual medical grants connect children to needed care when finances stand in the way. Applications are accepted from the United States and through select international providers.

Fiscal Year 2020

Case Grants by the Numbers


Case Grants Funded


Million Distributed

Rebuilding a Beautiful Smile

Shy’ane regained her smile and confidence after receiving funding for dental reconstruction and orthodontia from Cerner Charitable Foundation. She had a rare bone disorder that led to the removal of her lower jaw.

“We went from a very normal life to chaos really quickly. First Hand stepped in and is helping us through this situation." Shy’Ane’s Dad

Removing Financial Barriers to Healthcare

Cerner Charitable Foundation's application-based individual medical grants provide funding for children to receive needed care. The foundation advocates for children and their families in the healthcare system, connecting them to providers and resources.

The types of grants awarded fall into four main categories: clinical, equipment, displacement, and vehicle modification. The chart to the right shows the funds allocated for each request category during fiscal year 2020.


$1.7 Million





Vehicle Modification