The Butterfly Fund
The Butterfly Fund provides emergency financial assistance for families of children on treatment at certain medical facilities. Please read the following qualifications before applying for assistance.
Who qualifies for assistance from the Butterfly Fund?
To qualify for assistance, families affected by a pediatric brain tumor disease must have an unmet financial need as a direct result of the child’s brain tumor diagnosis, and their child must also be receiving treatment at one of the following facilities:
Children's of Alabama, Birmingham
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer Center, Boston
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
What types of expenses are covered by the Butterfly Fund?
- Rent and mortgage payments, utility bills (electric, gas, and water), car loan and car insurance payments
- Travel expenses associated with treatment away from home
- Items not covered by insurance or other means such as special medications, long-term rehabilitation services, hearing aids, wigs and prosthetic devices, home health services, etc.
- Funeral expenses
Bills owed prior to the child’s diagnosis, cable/internet/cell phone bills, credit card and personal loan payments, auto repairs and medical bills of the patient or other family members are NOT typically covered.
Is there a limit to the amount of assistance provided?
Yes. The Butterfly Fund cannot solve a family’s financial problems. Rather, it is intended to help families get through an especially difficult time when their child is in treatment for a brain tumor. Further information about limitations can be discussed with your social worker or PBTF-GA staff.
How does a family apply for assistance?
The PBTF-GA works directly with medical personnel at the treatment facilities listed above. For additional information and questions about the Butterfly Fund, please contact us at 404-252-4107 or by email.