Grant Program

NZMG Foundation Education Program & Grant Program beneficiaries, Holly and Clark Bray, with their daughter, Avery.

The purpose of the program is to provide grants of up to $2,500 to North Carolinians who have been previously treated for infertility by a physician without success and are currently underway in, but have not completed, the domestic adoption process. The range of grant awards is $500 – $2,500. The program offers four annual grant cycles (March, June, September, December) in which applications are reviewed and selected. Grant awards can only be used for services not yet received and are dispersed directly to the grantees’ domestic adoption service provider (adoption agency or attorney). Support is considered only for couples or individuals who are legal permanent U.S. residents and residing in the state of North Carolina. To be considered, all requested materials and a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 must be received by the postmark deadline for the grant cycle in which funding is being sought.

Download the 2017 Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation Grant Program Application.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to apply to the Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation Grant Program, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
• For applicants who are a couple: At least one partner must have been diagnosed and treated for infertility or secondary infertility by a physician without success.
• For applicants who are single: The applicant must have been diagnosed and treated for infertility or secondary infertility by a physician without success.
• For applicants with secondary infertility: Diagnosis and treatment by a physician must have occurred after the birth of your last child.

All Applicants:
• Are legal permanent U.S. residents residing in the state of North Carolina.
• Have concluded infertility treatments. Applicants may not be pursuing infertility treatment while simultaneously pursuing adoption.
• Have completed a valid home study within the last 12 months.
• Are associated with a licensed domestic adoption agency and/or attorney.
• Have not completed their adoption. Grant funds may only be used for services not yet received and may not be used to reimburse for completed adoptions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Winter 2017 Grant Cycle:
• Grant application postmark deadline: March 15, 2017
• Applicants notified of decision: May 1, 2017
• Grant money available: May 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Grant Cycle:
• Grant application postmark deadline: June 15, 2017
• Applicants notified of decision: August 1, 2017
• Grant money available: June 15, 2017

Summer 2017 Grant Cycle:
• Grant application postmark deadline: September 15, 2017
• Applicants notified of decision: November 1, 2017
• Grant money available: November 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Grant Cycle:
• Grant application postmark deadline: December 15, 2017
• Applicants notified of decision: February 1, 2018
• Grant money available: February 15, 2018