The Samfund

Rating: 4.93 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 89 South Street Suite Ll02 Boston MA 02111 USA

Mission: The SAMFund supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance, in-person and online support, The SAMFund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and educational goals from a position of knowledge and strength.
Results: To date, we have awarded a total of $900,000 in grants and scholarships to hundreds of individuals across the country. We have delivered multiple free Webinars for young adult survivors through our "Moving Forward With Your Finanical Health," Webinar series archived and available on our website.
Target demographics: Young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 35 who are finished with active treatment and residents of the United States.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100+
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: We provide free Webinars on young adult survivor financial issues and grants for living expenses that cover a wide range of post-treatment financial needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, car and health insurance premiums, rent, utilities, tuition and loans, family-building expenses, gym memberships and transportation costs.
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EIN 20-6018710
617-938-3484
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

thesamfund reaches out to those young adults who are struggling to get through a most difficult aftermath. What a great organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Lifestyles magazine

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the caring compassionate leadership

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and understanding and smart

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make life so much easier for young adult cancer survivors

Ways to make it better...

thesamfund had more financial support

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial

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I wish I had more money to support theSamFund

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2009-6-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

The SamFund is one of the greatest organization I have ever come across. Thank you for your great work now and in the future!

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my community!

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6 people found this review helpful

Knowing that the SAMFund donates its funds DIRECTLY to recipients so they can pay for their rent, school loans, tuition, even gym memberships (many cancer survivors need to keep in good physical condition just for insurance) gives me total peace of mind when donating to them. Kids in their 20s with no money is nothing new ... but those who are just coming out of cancer treatment, they're the ones who face the REAL obstacles. I'm happy to help them reduce their stress over paying some bills.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Stories and photos of grant recipients. In a few short years this fund has donated hundreds of thousands to young cancer survivors: the future of our world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing those aforementioned stories and photos!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionately involved.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give it all away to worthy cancer survivors who otherwise cannot pay their bills to get an equal jump-start to real independence!

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6 people found this review helpful

The SAMFund holds a unique place amongst not just cancer-related organizations, but non-profits in general. Founder and cancer survivor Sam Eisenstein Watson focuses on a niche — young adult survivors of cancer — and recognizes that the tremendous financial costs of battling the disease can be more difficult to battle than the emotional ones. People are strong, and with love and support can show amazing resilience. But bank accounts are fluid, and can too quickly be drained with hospital bills, coupled with missed work or school. By providing financial assistance to young adult survivors of cancer, and working tirelessly for those it helps, The SAMFund empowers the individuals it helps to regain control of their lives after frightening interruptions from the disease.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the successes of the young adults it has empowered to reclaim control of their lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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