About Our Grants

The Michael Matters Foundation’s Grant is a one-time grant eligible to patients with primary malignant brain cancer. The maximum grant award will be $2,000.00 per applicant with a maximum of one Applicant per family.

Receiving treatment and care for primary brain cancer may disrupt income and standard living costs, or bring about a series of new financial challenges, including medical bills and co-pays, child/dependent care, or adaptive technology and home mobility aids. The Michael Matters Foundation grants are intended to financially assist patients and their families so that they can maintain a sense of normalcy and dignity during their journey with brain cancer.

Our brief grant application is designed to be simple and easy for applicants to use, providing us with necessary information to expedite review and decision-making. We continue to work closely with patients and our healthcare partners to understand the kinds of needs and support that our grants can facilitate. 

The Michael Matters Foundation’s Requirements:

  • Applicant has a diagnosis of primary malignant brain tumor.

  • Applicant household income can be no more than 400 percent of the Federal government’s poverty level.

    • The most current Federal Poverty Guidelines will be used to determine income level per size of household.

    • Generally, if your household income is below $100,000, you should qualify.

    • For those with dependent children in the home, the threshold is higher.

    • Poverty Guidelines can be found at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.

  • Letter from treating physician verifying Applicant condition.