The Samfund is designed to help young adults recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment.
What We Do
The Samfund currently provides three programs to help young adults get back on their feet after treatment:
1. Direct financial assistance: since 2005, close to $1.5 million in grants has been awarded to young adults across the country, covering a wide range of needs including living expenses, medical expenses, mental and physical health and wellness, family-building, and many more.
2. Online support: The Samfund hosts a free Webinar series called "Moving Forward With Your Financial Health," designed to provide concrete and reliable information and resources surrounding a range of practical and financial issues, including employment, insurance, medical debt and more. Webinar presentations are made by financial professionals as well as representatives from other cancer organizations.
3. Finances 101: A toolkit for young adults with cancer: Launched at the end of 2014, this new program is designed to help young adults make better-informed financial decisions during and after cancer treatment so that their financial recovery doesn't become a lifelong struggle. The toolkit is currently comprised of blog posts and Webinars on selected topics, and we are currently in the process of designing an interactive decision-making tool that will be housed on our website.
Through these programs, The Samfund helps young adults get back on their feet so that they can move forward towards their goals.