Angel Foundation assists adults in active cancer treatment who live (or receive treatment) in the seven-county Twin Cities, Minnesota metro area. We provide emergency financial assistance for non-medical expenses, so you can focus on your treatment, self-care and healing.
*Special fund available for families impacted by COVID-19*
Ask your health care professional or patient navigator to help you apply.
Who is eligible to receive financial assistance from Angel Foundation?
- Must be over 18 years of age.
- Must have a cancer diagnosis.
- Must be in active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, hospice, palliative care or surgery with a recovery time in excess of four weeks.)
- Must be living in or treated in the seven-county metro area of Minnesota (Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, Anoka, Hennepin, Carver or Scott Counties).
- Must meet the financial guidelines set by Angel Foundation.
- Patient may only receive a general financial assistance grant once in their lifetime.
What CAN I pay using the financial assistance I receive?
- Rent or mortgage payment
- Home phone or cell phone bill
- Gas, electric, or water bill
- Garbage bill
- Cub Foods gift cards
- Gasoline purchases using Holiday fuel cards
What CANNOT be paid for using the financial assistance a patient receives?
- Medical, dental or prescription expenses
- Childcare fees
- Credit card payments
- Cable or internet bills
- Car payments, repairs or car insurance
- Insurance fees
Applicants will be notified of their grant status within 7-10 business days of Angel Foundation receiving the application.
If you have any questions about our program or would like a paper application mailed to you, please contact our office or (612) 627-9000.
If you have school-aged children or grandchildren, we have additional resources through our Facing Cancer Together program.
Financial Cancer Care
Half of all Minnesotans will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and 74% of those will struggle financially due to that diagnosis. That struggle, known as cancer-related financial toxicity, can cause skipped doctor appointments, rationing of medication, as well as increased stress and depression.
Angel Foundation, in partnership with Ameriprise Financial, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, AbbVie, and with support from the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota and the Foundation for Financial Planning, is launching a pilot program to help combat this growing problem.
Watch this video or read this Star Tribune front page story to learn more.