Priya: Growing Jewish Families

This fund is designed to give financial support to Jewish couples struggling with infertility.

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 and originated at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation (DJCF) to assist others with the financial impediments associated with infertility or adoption. Today, in partnership with DJCF, the program has formally moved to Jewish Family Service as a new program.  The objective being that we work together to help more couples and get the word out to more of the Jewish community regarding this unique service.

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.  JFS is proud to work with DJCF and our community donors to make this possible.

“We thank you for helping us achieve the dream of our daughter.”

“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.”

Our Purpose:

Through community education and fundraising, the fund’s purpose 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.

How it works:

An Advisory Committee, comprised of medical doctors and lay leaders, review applications (submitted on an ongoing basis to the JFS Priya Fund Coordinator) and designate allocations to couples.

The grant is to be used only for future treatments. Currently funds are needed to meet increasing requests for assistance.  Due to the volume of applications, priority will be given to couples without children but all couples are eligible to apply for first time support or to reapply and receive additional assistance.

For information about applying to the Priya Fund, please contact the JFS Priya Fund Coordinator Caryn Peiser at cpeiser@jfsdallas.org.

NOTE: Another possible source for Funding is at Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association who has a special fertility/adoption loan. Please visit them by clicking the button below.

Adoption/Infertility Loan

 

How you can help:

As requests for assistance continue to increase, our Priya Funds available to award grants has decreased. We need donors to help meet these needs TODAY! Please consider donating by clicking the button below. On the donation page, be sure to write “Priya Fund” in the Additional Comments section of the page so your gift is restricted to this program.  Thank you!

 

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What does Priya mean?

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. By giving to the Priya Fund you have the opportunity to impact the Jewish future.