1229 Burlingame Avenue, Suite 205
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 348-5509
LymeLight Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
Tax ID Number 61-1645660
LymeLight Foundation was started by two families who have children diagnosed with Lyme disease. Through their children’s struggle, both families discovered the incredible expense of battling Lyme disease and the inability of many families to afford proper treatment. Unfortunately, most treatment plans for Chronic Lyme are not covered by insurance. Existing Lyme foundations mainly focus on funding research and awareness. LymeLight Foundation is uniquely dedicated to funding medical treatment for individuals with Lyme.
The Foundation awards grants to eligible children and young adults through 25 years of age. It is the goal and the hope of the Foundation that through these grants children can receive proper treatment and medications in their fight against Lyme disease.
The LymeLight Foundation is recognized by both the IRS and State of California Franchise Tax Board as a tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. Contributions to the LymeLight Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Who is eligible?
- Anyone diagnosed with Lyme disease through age 25 and can demonstrate a qualified financial need.
- Applicant must be an active patient of a Lyme-literate MD, ND, DO, PA-C, NP. NDs must have graduated from a CNME accredited institution. All practitioners must have prescribing rights in their state of practice.
- Must be a USA resident.
What expenses does a grant cover?
A grant covers expenses relating to the treatment of Lyme disease. This includes medication, supplements, doctor visits, lab testing, alternative practitioners such as Acupuncturists and Chiropractors, and transportation to and from the out of area doctor or lab. Grants may not be used for education expenses or Lyme 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.
What is the maximum grant? How does the incremental funding work?
The lifetime maximum grant is $10,000 per individual or $30,000 per family. LymeLight provides an initial, smaller grant in order to partner with the grant recipient. LymeLight must receive the appropriate feedback before additional funding is considered. Each recipient is required to verify use of funds and to complete the grant feedback form and then is eligible to re-apply for additional funding.