Apply for Support

The goal of Tea for Cancer Foundation is to raise funds for disbursement to Brown County Minnesota residents diagnosed with cancer.

Qualified applicants will be awarded from $100 to $1,000 to assist with transportation to/from treatment, utility/household expenses, mortgage/rent payments, etc. It is our goal to assist families financially so they can focus their attention on their recovery and living their best life.

Policy for Financial Assistance

Tea for Cancer Foundation is committed to assisting as many Brown County area residents as possible who are diagnosed and being treated for cancer. Therefore, at the beginning of each calendar year, based on available funds, Tea for Cancer establishes a disbursement limit for any individual applicant per treatment year.

To be eligible to receive a disbursement from Tea for Cancer, the following conditions must be met:

  • The applicant must reside within at 65 mile radius of New Ulm for at least six months.
  • The applicant must provide written documentation of a cancer diagnosis by the treating physician.
  • The applicant must be receiving medical treatment for the cancer diagnosis within Brown County, Minnesota, or the applicant must be receiving medical treatment for the cancer diagnosis that requires travel by the applicant outside of Brown County, Minnesota.
  • Upon approval by Tea for Cancer Foundation, each applicant may receive a maximum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) once within a twelve-month period, measured from the date of the approval.
  • A recipient may apply for additional funds one year after the original date of approval by Tea for Cancer Foundation, as long as the actual cancer treatment is continuing, up to a maximum lifetime limit of three (3) annual grants.

Procedure for Assistance

  1. Complete and submit an application for assistance to Tea for Cancer Foundation.
  2. Applications must be accompanied by a signed letter from the treating physician, on the physician’s letterhead, stating the type of cancer diagnosed, the specific treatment prescribed, and stating if the applicant is required to travel outside of Brown County, Minnesota, for this treatment or that the applicant is receiving the treatment in Brown County, Minnesota.
  3. Tea for Cancer Foundation reviews applications on a quarterly basis. Grants will be awarded in April for eligible applications received the first quarter of the calendar year (January through March), July for eligible applications received the second quarter of the calendar year (April through June), October for eligible applications received the third quarter of the calendar year (July through September) and January for eligible applications received the fourth quarter of the calendar year (October through December).
  4. Completed and signed applications should be faxed to 507-233-5751 or mailed (in a sealed envelope) to Tea for Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 941, New Ulm, MN 56073.
  5. Tea for Cancer Foundation committee will review all eligible applications. If additional information is required, the applicant will be notified.
  6. Applicants meeting eligibility criteria will be notified in writing of the receipt of an award of financial assistance. Please allow a minimum of 2-4 weeks for processing and disbursement by Tea for Cancer Foundation.
  7. Recipients may use funds awarded by Tea for Cancer Foundation as the recipient deems appropriate.

Eligibility Requirements for Financial Assistance

To be eligible to receive a disbursement from Tea for Cancer, the following conditions must be met:

  1. The applicant must reside within at 65 mile radius of New Ulm for least six months.
  2. The applicant must provide written documentation of a cancer diagnosis by the treating physician.
  3. The applicant must be receiving medical treatment for the cancer diagnosis within Brown County, Minnesota, or the applicant must be receiving medical treatment for the cancer diagnosis that requires travel by the applicant outside of Brown County, Minnesota.
  4. Upon approval by Tea for Cancer Foundation, each applicant may receive a maximum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) once within a twelve-month period, measured from the date of the approval.
  5. A recipient may apply for additional funds one year after the original date of approval by Tea for Cancer Foundation, as long as the actual cancer treatment is continuing, up to a maximum lifetime limit of three (3) annual grants.

Reapplying for Financial Assistance

If treatment continues beyond one year from the original date of approval of financial assistance or if cancer treatment becomes necessary at a later date, recipients may reapply for financial assistance one year from the date of receipt of the most recent grant awarded from Tea for Cancer Foundation, up to a maximum lifetime limit of three (3) annual grants. The application for continued benefits must contain a signed letter from the treating physician stating that the type of cancer and the specific treatment required.

Apply for Assistance

Fill out the application below to apply for assistance.

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