Thank you for your interest in BUMPS. At this time we are not accepting applications. We are in the process of fundraising. Please sign up for our newsletter for updates and check back with us in August 2013.
Good luck in your endeavors.
Our 2010 grants have been awarded.
Congratulations to our grant recipients:
Dara and Jared Amram
Courtney and Mark Fisher
Farhana and Muhammed Halim
Marnie and Brett Talbot
Lyndi and Jason Whitehead
Our 2009 grant recipients:
John and Laura Kalina (baby Angela Rose)
Francisco and Brittany Zamora (pregnant)
Hugo and Ana Maria Cordova
Robert and Marni Adams (pregnant)
Justin and Susan Gelfand (baby Bryce Nicholas)
Our 2010 application deadline has surpassed. We will be accepting applications for 2011 from January 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011. Thank you in advance for applying and taking an interest in BUMPS.
B.U.M.P.S, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Florida licensed, federally tax-exempt charitable organization. B.U.M.P.S assists couples who face difficulty conceiving by issuing grants for fertility related medical treatments.
Today, one out of every six couples worldwide experience difficulties conceiving. There are at least five million infertile couples in the United States alone. As a society in general, women are postponing motherhood until later in life to further pursue their careers, acquire financial stability, and gain more life experience. The average age for women to have their first baby has risen from 24 to 29 in the last ten years. As women continue to delay childbearing, a higher percentage of couples begin to experience difficulty conceiving due to decreased ovarian reserve, diminished quality of eggs and other problems that become more prevalent as women age. That is not to say, however, that infertility is a female factor alone. Male factor plays a significant role in this as well.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a woman’s uterus (in vitro fertilization). In 2005, more than 52,000 infants were born from ART treatment. As fantastic as that may sound, IVF is still considered a taboo in many cultures and households. While more women are undergoing treatment, fewer women are talking about it; by doing so, these women are depriving others of something they have benefited from.
Fertility treatments can be emotionally and monetarily burdensome. An IVF treatment can range in cost between $10,000 and $18,000 per couple. B.U.M.P.S, Inc was created with the interest to help prospective parents minimize the financial challenges associated with fertility treatments.