Interested family-building grant applicants have until February 1, 2022, to apply for up to $10,000 of financial assistance made possible by SGF and the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation.

Rockville, MD – Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), in partnership with the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, is offering families seeking assistance to build their families the opportunity to apply for family-building grants of up to $10,000 each. Interested applicants are reminded that the Spring 2022 grant application pool closes on February 1, 2022, with the Fall 2022 applications opening later this year. Together, SGF and the Cade Foundation offer three grants:

SGF’s grants are exclusively for patients seeking treatment at SGF. All SGF patients who apply for the two SGF grants will also be automatically entered into the Cade Foundation Family Building Grant pool at no charge.

 To qualify for the grants, applicants must be:

  • diagnosed with infertility by a doctor, and
  • be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen.

Only one registration is required per applicant regardless of whether the applicant is an individual or a couple.

The grants have changed the lives of more than 100 families to date, including 2021 Dr. Stephen Greenhouse Grant recipient, Katie, who shares, “I want others who are struggling to conceive to know that they are not alone. … I am extremely grateful for the Dr. Stephen Greenhouse Grant, and I encourage anyone thinking of applying to send in an application.”

Shady Grove Fertility grant information

The Dr. Stephen Greenhouse Grant is specifically designated for SGF patients to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Greenhouse, an SGF physician and practice leader who died in an accident in July of 2018. Dr. Greenhouse was a well-respected leader and role model and known for his devotion to his life’s work — supporting his patients in overcoming infertility. Dr. Greenhouse was a strong supporter of the Cade Foundation and attended many Cade Foundation events with his family over the years.

In 2010, the Cade Foundation established the Savannah Grant, a family-building grant that provides up to $10,000 for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment at SGF. This grant is in honor of Savannah Caroline Pereira, an SGF baby who died in March 2010. In total, the Savannah Fund has raised more than $126,000 to celebrate Savannah’s memory and to support families struggling with infertility. To date, the Savannah Grant has supported nine families.

Applicants will be notified by email about funding decisions by June 1, 2022, followed by a formal celebration at the Cade Foundation Family Building Gala on November 12, 2022, in Baltimore.

To apply for these grants, please submit an application for the Cade Foundation Family Building Grant. To make a contribution in support of these grants, please visit the Cade Foundation.

To learn more about overcoming infertility, schedule a virtual physician consultation with an SGF physician by calling 1-888-761-1967 or visiting

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With convenient locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is a proud partner practice of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit for more information.