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Individual Medical Grants

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Cerner Charitable Foundation provides individual medical grants that cover a wide variety of clinical, equipment, travel & lodging, and vehicle modification costs related to children's healthcare needs. Please review the following information for more details on the specific types of covered expenses as well as eligibility requirements to apply for grants. For more information on the foundation’s grants to nonprofit organizations, please see the community grants page.

For children receiving care outside of the United States and Canada, contact our case managers at casegrants@cerner.com.

Funding Criteria

  • The child must be 18 years of age or younger (a person 19–21 may be considered if they are in a child-like mental state)
  • The child must be under the care of a physician
  • The request must be clinically relevant to a specific healthcare need of the child
  • There must be no existing insurance coverage for the requested expenses
  • One request per 12 months, per child for a maximum of three times in a child’s lifetime

Expenses Covered

Note: These lists are broad examples and not a definitive list, reach out if you have specific questions or needs about what is covered.

Travel and Lodging

 Covered
  • Lodging (only if related to child's care)
  • Gas, parking and transportation related to a child's care
 Not Covered
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Travel outside of North America

Clinical and Equipment

 Covered
  • Clinical procedures, medicine, therapy, evaluations, service dogs, etc.
  • Wheelchairs, assistive technology equipment, prostheses, care devices, hearing aids, etc.
 Not Covered
  • Alternative or experimental treatments and therapies where there is controversy in the medical community
  • Requests for debt reduction or past medical bills, copays or deductibles
  • Requests for research funding
  • Therapy dogs
  • Home modification projects

Vehicle Modifications

 Covered
  • Lifts
  • Ramps
  • Transfer boards
 Not Covered
  • Wheelchair-accessible van purchases

Financial Eligibility

Calculating Qualifying Income

Financial eligibility for individual medical grants is based on your qualifying income. Take your adjusted gross income (found on the first page of your federal income tax return) and subtract out-of-pocket medical expenses for the child in the past year. Compare the final outcome to the tables below.


Travel and Lodging

Qualifying income Maximum grant amount
$0–$25,000 $700
$25,001–$50,000 $450

(Regardless of number of dependents)

Clinical and Equipment

Dependent children Qualifying income cannot exceed
1 $40,000
2 $55,000
3 $70,000
4 $85,000
5 $100,000

Vehicle Modifications

Qualifying income Maximum grant amount
$0–$25,000 $2,500
$25,001–$35,000 $1,250

(Regardless of number of dependents)

Apply Now

For individual medical grants, application location is based on where the child will receive care. For care outside of the United States and Canada, contact our case managers at casegrants@cerner.com.




All completed materials are due by the final Wednesday of the month to be considered for review the following month


Questions about your application status? Contact casegrants@cerner.com and include the child's name and date of birth.

Application Review Process

  • Complete the application and gather supporting documents.
  • Upload the completed application and supporting documents.
  • A case manager will review the submitted application and supporting documents and reach out if there is additional information needed.
  • Cerner Charitable Foundation's Clinical Decision Committee meets once every month (typically the first week of each month) to review submitted applications.
  • If approved, Cerner Charitable Foundation will send funding to the provider (not the family) within one week of approval.
  • Funds must be used within 12 months of the date granted.
Cerner Charitable Foundation reserves the right to distribute funding at its sole discretion.