Priya, A Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation

Did you know that 1 in 8 couples are impacted by infertility, and the average IVF treatment costs over $12,000? Infertility is a life crisis that affects couples both financially as we all as emotionally. Are you a couple struggling with infertility? Do you want to help perpetuate Jewish life by making a financial contribution? The Priya Fund was created by a grateful Dallas Jewish couple to assist others with the financial impediments associated with infertility or adoption. Since the fund's inception, thanks to generous donors, the fund has made over $60,000 in grants to fourteen Jewish couples resulting in 8 babies by birth or adoption. Priya Fund is one of the only charitable funds in the country who provides this type of assistance to Jewish couples of every Jewish denomination.

The application process for Priya, A Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is now open. Applications are due February 5, 2019, with notifications by the end of February.

Through community education and fundraising, the fund's goal is to financially assist Dallas couples with reproductive difficulties by providing them with grants to help with medical or adoption costs. The average fees for fertility treatments, not covered by insurance, can range from $800 to more than $12,000 for one cycle. Adoption can cost as much as $40,000.

Priya Fund grants have decreased over the years as the requests increase. Please be aware that we do not have the funds to meet increasing needs per application review cycle, however couples are eligible to reapply and receive additional assistance. The grant is to be used only for future treatments. Please be aware that we often have more than one application to review each cycle, and couples without children of their own have a higher priority.

The advisory committee, comprised of medical doctors and lay leaders, review applications (made anonymous by the administrative staff) and make allocations. Quoting one grateful couple: "We thank you for helping us achieve the dream of our daughter." Another parent shared, "We truly feel like there should not be a financial barrier for couples who want to bear children, the Priya Fund put this barrier down for us."

This fund is designed to give support to Jewish couples struggling with infertility. The word Priya means being "fruitful" in Hebrew. It comes from one of the first instructions that G-d gave to humanity. The Priya Fund was established to help those in our Jewish community create families. Together with the Priya Fund you have the opportunity to impact the Jewish future.

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