Giving people living with chronic and rare diseases a chance to find help
For patients living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases, keeping track of medical appointments, prescription refills, and dosage schedules is no small feat.
For many, especially those with thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket costs, patient assistance charities like PAN that offer grants for co-pays and premiums are a much-needed lifeline.
There are a number of organizations like us, but each organization’s disease-specific funds open at different times. We heard from many patients, providers, and pharmacies that it was difficult to track availability.
For assistance programs in high demand, it was easy to miss the application window and along with it, the chance at crucial financial support.
It’s why the PAN Foundation developed FundFinder, the first free resource that tracks more than 200 funds across nine foundations in one convenient place, providing patients, healthcare providers, and pharmacy professionals immediate access to real-time information in just a few clicks.
With FundFinder, you can sign up for email or text message notifications to learn when financial assistance becomes available, or simply check the status of disease funds in the web-based app—eliminating the need to monitor multiple websites and saving healthcare teams hundreds of hours.
Although it was designed with patients, healthcare providers, and pharmacists in mind, anyone can sign up, and it’s completely free.
Dean Bumgardner, whose wife has multiple sclerosis, was out of town when he got a FundFinder text alert. That text was the reason they didn’t miss out on an opportunity for assistance.
My wife was getting close to running out of her medication when we were out of town. We received a text from FundFinder that assistance for multiple sclerosis was available. Without it, we could have lost out on the funding we needed to pay for her medications.Dean Bumgardner, FundFinder user
How it works
FundFinder is a free, simple web app that can be used on your computer or mobile device. When you sign up, you can set up text message or email alerts when disease-specific funding becomes available.
programs tracked all in one place
users and growing every day
notifications sent about available patient assistance
Since its launch at the end of 2018, patients, healthcare providers, and pharmacists have reached out to us to share how FundFinder has changed their ability to locate financial assistance.
Crystal Condo, a patient financial advocate at Northern Maine Medical Center, said FundFinder eliminates her need to search through every foundation website for grant opportunities.
I can easily monitor funds to better assist my patients. It’s an amazing tool. Our patients are truly grateful for it, too.Crystal Condo, patient financial advocate, Northern Maine Medical Center
2020 eHealthcare Leadership Award Winner in the category of Best Mobile Website
This leading awards program recognizes the very best websites, digital communications, and business improvement initiatives of a wide range of healthcare organizations. FundFinder was recognized as the Gold winner for healthcare websites in 2020.
How you can help
Change the course of someone’s treatment journey
- Quickly connect people who are seriously ill with financial assistance so they can start treatment without delay.
- Improve access to critical healthcare treatment throughout their care journey.
- Increase the rate of medication adherence, especially for people taking expensive, specialty medications.
Keep FundFinder a free resource for all
Your support can help us:
- Maintain the real-time accuracy and status of over 200 programs.
- Build technical capacity to include additional patient assistance programs and services on the app.
- Connect with more organizations at the national, state, and community levels that could use FundFinder to help financially vulnerable patients access treatment.
Want to learn how to support FundFinder, keeping this vital resource free for the thousands of patients waiting for their chance at assistance?
Contact Leena Patel, Vice President of Development, to learn more.