Critical Funding Request

Financial Aid Program

NPCF supplies financial resources to dozens of families in need every year that qualify. We are always taking applications to help individuals and families impacted by pancreatic cancer.

How The Critical Funding Request Works

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The critical funding request financial assistance program is a one-time use program. This program provides funds due to an unforeseen expense that creates a financial hardship for a pancreatic cancer patient.

Our goal is to relieve some financial stress that pancreatic cancer patients and their families face during treatment.

This NPCF program may assist with paying for a random, unforeseen expense of a pancreatic cancer patient including vehicle repairs, broken water heater, funeral expenses, etc.

While we are able to help financially in 2 ways, we only approve applicants for one of our financial aid programs. Please contact us if you have any questions about which program to apply for.

We do not cover the following expenses:

  • Insurance premiums
  • Medications
  • Co-pays
  • Medical bills
  • Other bills determined not applicable.

*All funding requests are subject to approval.

*Funding is limited and based on the availability of funds at the time of the request.

*Some approved requests may only receive partial funding.

*Payments are made directly to the business on the bill that is due. We do not reimburse for expenses already paid.

This program is one-time use and may only be applied for and utilized one time.

Can you say YES to the following questions?

  1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  2. You must live in the United States
  3. The application must be completed in full, including submitting all required documents. * Original signatures, no faxes, or copies of doctor signatures will be accepted.
  4. Applicants may have minimal liquid assets (cash, checking and/or savings, equity in your home, recreational vehicles, etc.)

Create an account and upload the following documents to get approved.

  1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
    Applicants must live in the United States.
  2. The application must be completed in full, including submitting all required documents. * Original signatures, no faxes, or copies of doctor signatures will be accepted.
  3. Applicants may have minimal liquid assets (cash, checking and/or savings, equity in your home, recreational vehicles, Etc.)

How It Works

You must apply and create an account using our Application Process.

You MUST upload each of these items after filling out the application to get approval.

  1. You MUST upload each of these items after filling out the application**Applicant may be required to submit original paper copies of documentation for processing and verification purposes. Upon request, applicants will need to mail these items to 1760 Centre St., Suite A, Rapid City, SD 57703. Once processing is completed, the original will be mailed back to the applicant**
  2. Proof of US Citizenship. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport.
  3. Copy of Drivers License or State Identification Card.
  4. A signed letter from the treating physician advising the applicant has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. *This must be on company letterhead, include the physician's address and phone number, and contain an original signature from the treating physician and date of diagnosis.
  5. A written and signed letter of explanation from the applicant regarding the current situation and need for financial assistance. *Letters without the applicant’s signature will not be accepted.
  6. Applicant may have minimal liquid assets (cash, checking and/or savings, equity in your home, recreational vehicles, etc.)
  7. Provide a copy of the billing invoice or estimates you are requesting assistance with. *When applicable, particularly with repairs, 3 estimates will be required for submission before a final decision is made on funding.*

Documents that you will need to upload to get approved.

Proof of Us Citizenship Documentation

Proof Of US Citizenship

A copy of your US Passport or Birth Certificate is needed for your application.

Driver's License or State issued ID Card

Copy of Drivers License

Or A State Identification Card will also work to prove identity and residency.

We will need bank statemtns as well to prove household income

Bank Statements

We will need this for ALL Adults living in the household for the past 3 months.

Signed Physician's Diagnosis

Signed Doctor's Letter

A signed letter from the treating physician advising the applicant has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

This must be on company letterhead, include the physician's address and phone number, and contain an original signature from the treating physician and date of diagnosis.

*Must be an original signature by the doctor (you can upload a copy for now but the original must be mailed to 1760 Centre St., Suite A, Rapid City, SD 57703 prior to your second month of assistance being approved)

Letter of Explanation

Letter of Explanation

A written and signed letter of explanation from the applicant regarding the current situation and need for financial assistance.

*Letters without the applicant’s signature will not be accepted.*

Current Bills will be needed for the financial assistance program

Copy of Repair Invoice

Provide a copy of the billing invoice or estimates you are requesting assistance with.

*When applicable, particularly with repairs, 3 estimates will be required for submission before a final decision is made on funding.*

"I have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as of August 2017. I am a widow with my daughter Amanda. I will continue to receive chemo indefinitely without surgery or radiation. The tumor is located near my blood vessel and the doctors do not want to touch it. I greatful for the NPCF for assisting me with my financial problems without thier assistance I would not know what to do. Thank you so much."

Alicia Mortilla

"Dear Rhonda and the members of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation,

Howard and I want to express our gratitude to you for the financial assistance you provided for us. It meant so much to both of us. It has been a long and difficult year for Howard as he battled his cancer and you are more than generous help came at the right time. Howard and I feel blessed that he has been able to survive one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

He did find out that he is now finished with his chemo treatments and can now concentrate on getting well. However, he still has a way to go yet. Recently he had a CT scan that showed a lesion on his liver. So we now have to wait for the results of a liver biopsy to find out what his next treatment will be. Hopefully, all will be well and Howard can concentrate on being in remission.

It is because of the NPCF that we had relief from financial burdens even if only for a little while.

Someday I wish to be able to pay it forward and give back to you so that you can continue to assist others as you have helped us. You and your foundation are a God sent.

Thank you so very much for all that you have done for Howard and I."

Dear NPCF,

Once again, it is such a relief to have your financial help.

I would like you to know I am one of the fortunate ones whose cancer was found at only stage 2. Having had Whipple surgery and now chemotherapy, my prognosis is 60-70% survival. I am blessed indeed.

I come from a simple, hard working, blue collar background and at 51 years old my earning power has been put on hold. While I qualified for disability right away, there is a 5 month waiting period before they begin to pay a monthly benefit. With no money coming in for over 6 months and high medical deductibles, my savings went faster than I could imagine. It looked as though everything I had worked so hard for was going to slip through my hands. Thanks to NPCF assistance, a great load has been taken off my shoulders again this month.

Thank you so much.