Who is eligible?

  • Anyone residing in Minnesota with a chronic illness or unresolved health issue through age 18 may have a parent or guardian apply for them.

Upcoming Application Deadlines 

      • Deadline: April 5, 2019, Notification: May 3, 2019
      • Deadline: September 6, 2019, Notification: October 4, 2019
      • Deadline: January 4, 2020, Notification: February 1, 2020
      • Deadline: May 3, 2020, Notification: May 31, 2020

Online application must be received by the deadline date to be considered. Hope Rooted distributes grants 3 times a year. Questions about grants can be emailed to: info@hoperooted.org  Please see the below list of FAQs which may answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What grant amount will I receive?

The amount of the grant will be between $500-$3,000. This is decided on a case by case basis. The lifetime maximum amount of a grant is $10,000 per individual.  Hope Rooted will provide an initial, smaller grant to partner with the grant recipient.  Hope Rooted must receive the appropriate feedback before the remainder of the grant is released and additional funding is considered. Each recipient is required to verify use of funds by submitting receipts and complete the grant feedback form.  Once these requirements are met, if the recipient needs additional funds they are eligible to re-apply.

What expenses does a grant cover?

A grant covers expenses relating to the treatment of chronic disease. This may include medication, supplements, doctor visits, lab testing, and transportation to and from the out of area doctor or lab. Grants may not be used for education expenses or treatment for anyone other than the grant recipient (i.e. parents or friends). Grants may not be used for past medical debt, food, rent or mortgage expenses.

Should I check in with Hope Rooted while my grant application is in process?

We will send you an email notification when we have received your application.  We will also be in touch by phone to discuss your child’s case and gather any other details needed in order to make a decision.

How will I know if I will be awarded a grant?

Hope Rooted will email each applicant after our board and medical advisory team meet and select recipients.

After Decision

I have been put on the waitlist, now what? We encourage you to provide updates as to your status and current need. You may provide more details on your financial situation, current medical needs or any new obstacle that may arise. Please share anything you think we should know. Your application will stay active for one year. At that point you can apply again if still eligible.

What happens when a grant is awarded?

If you are selected for a grant, it is required that you sign a grant agreement form committing to provide feedback and verifying the use of funds. We require the submission of receipts used for treatment. We also want your photos and to learn more about you and your health journey. Photos may be used as part of our “Stories of Healing” on the Hope Rooted website and social media. We will be interested to learn how your treatment grant affected your child’s healing. We will contact you if we choose to share it online to ensure your approval.  We appreciate frequent communication.

What doctor should I see?

The medical advisory team will meet to discuss each candidate and recommend Minnesota based practitioners appropriate for the needs of each recipient.  Understand that the decisions to be made about your child’s health care are yours alone to make.  Please note that Hope Rooted, its principals, its board of directors, its agents, and its assigns are not your healthcare providers, and that no doctor-patient relationship exists between yourself and Hope Rooted, its principals, its agents, its board of directors or its assigns because of applying for and/or accepting grant funds. Understand that Hope Rooted, its principals, its agents, its board of directors and its assigns will not assist nor guide you in choosing treatment options, nor shall you seek such information from them.

Hope Rooted Medical Board will recommend 2-4 functional medicine providers deemed appropriate for my child’s needs.  These referrals are provided as a convenience but do not guarantee or make any other representation regarding the care I may or may not be provided by the practitioner of my choosing.  Hope Rooted will not be liable in any way for the care and treatment provided by the practitioner of my choice.  I understand that I am free to treat with a practitioner not on this list so long as they are an MD, ND, NP, or PA that specializes in Functional Medicine.