Since 1997, the generosity of our donors has allowed us to support comfort, care, and hope for local families facing life limiting illness. Hospice Giving Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $24 million to over a dozen agencies providing compassionate end-of-life care, supporting the ideals of dignified, patient and family-centered care. Hospice Giving Foundation believes that living well includes dying peacefully with dignity. 

Our grants are awarded to agencies in Monterey and San Benito Counties. We work to strengthen our community’s capacity to provide dignified, quality end-of-life care, to expand access to services, to advocate for system-wide improvements, and to educate community members and health care providers to ensure everyone has choices and options for care at the end-of-life.

In 2016 Hospice Giving Foundation awarded more than $750,000 to local end-of-life charities. Says Greene, “Hospice Giving Foundation funding allows all of these end-of-life care providers to concentrate on doing what they do best – provide excellent pain management and medical care, while also lending a listening ear and a compassionate heart."

Hospice Giving Foundation is proud to advocate for quality services and to fund the vital community programs each of these agencies provide:

Our priorities for funding include programs that expand services, reach underserved populations and communities, and facilitate end-of-life planning. 

  • Providers of hospice care and / or palliative care
  • Grief counseling
  • Bereavement and family support
  • Educational programs related to end-of-life planning and family preparation
  • Advocacy programs designed to support policy to increase the access and scope of end-of-life care services throughout the community

Hospice Giving Foundation does not fund the following:

  • Research
  • Political action, religious, or lobbying organizations
  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations
  • Organizations not providing services in Monterey or San Benito counties

Funding priority is given to projects and programs with clear goals and outcomes relevant to serving end-of-life patients, their families, and caregivers. Applicant organizations should demonstrate sound management and governance practices, active board support, qualified staff, and effective utilization of volunteer resources.

When evaluating proposals, the committee considers:

  • Compatibility with the mission, vision, and philosophy of Hospice Giving Foundation
  • Responsiveness to ongoing or newly recognized needs in Monterey and/or San Benito counties
  • Strategic approach to increase the number of people to be served
  • Sound and sustainable finances, demonstrating diverse support from public and private sources
  • Realistic and cost-effective program design
  • Result-oriented, measurable outcomes in quantifiable terms
  • Efforts to build awareness about end-of-life care and increase access to services
  • Innovative solutions that include collaboration with other service providers or organizations.

Hospice Giving Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRS code 501(c)3 - ID No. 94-2404634

Letter of Intent for organizations not previously funded by Hospice Giving Foundation:

Please submit The Hospice Giving Foundation LOI form, not to exceed two (2) pages in length, describing the services for which you are seeking funding, covering the following points:

Organization Name and proposal Contact to serve as a liaison with the Hospice Giving Foundation

  • Mission and brief overview
  • Organization Structure
  • Program/Project Description in 1-2 paragraphs
  • State the Amount of Funding requested
  • Explain the Need for this program/project (why is it important now?)
  • Describe Primary Implementation Methods and overarching Goals
  • Describe approach to Measuring Outcomes
  • Identify the Target Population

Grant Proposal Packets for existing or recent grant recipients:

Download complete submission instructions here.

Completed proposal should include:

  • Letter from Board Chair or Designee supporting the request
  • Grant Application Cover
  • Proposal Narrative Form
  • Statistical Data
  • List of Board of Directors with affiliations
  • Key Employees with titles
  • 501(c)(3) Verification
  • Required Financial Documents:
    • Current year annual budget
    • Projected Project Year Budget
    • Project Budget, if applicable
    • YTD P&L
    • Balance Sheet for Recent Completed Fiscal Year-End and Current Period 12/31
    • Audited Financial Statement for most recently completed fiscal year

Letters of Intent for organizations not previously funded must be submitted via email. See instruction sheet for electronic submission guidelines. Faxed letters will not be accepted.

Complete grant proposal packets must be delivered or emailed by 4:00pm on the stated due date to:

Siobhan Greene, President and CEO    
Hospice Giving Foundation
80 Garden Court, Suite 201
Monterey, CA 93940

Late or faxed submissions will not be considered for funding.

Please call (831) 333-9023 or email Hospice Giving Foundation at [email] for additional information.

2017 Grant Request Deadlines and Timetable

  • Friday, February 24, 2017: DUE DATE: Letters of Intent for organizations NOT previously funded.
  • Friday, March 10, 2017: Acceptance/decline of LOI notification sent via email. Note acceptance of request to submit a proposal does not guarantee funding.
  • Friday, April 14, 2017: DUE DATE: Completed grant proposals for current grantees and new grantees that received a Letter of Intent Acceptance. Interim reports from prior year grants due.
  • Mid-May – July: Site Visits
    • August 2017: Final recommendations to the Board of Directors
    • August 31, 2017: DUE DATE: Final grant report
    • September 2017: Award letters and grants distribution

Grant reports provide Hospice Giving Foundation with specific details about the funded agency’s accomplishments and progress throughout the year. Such information is invaluable to donors and stakeholders. All grantees are required to submit an interim report [due April 15] and a final report [due August 31].  For more information, see Complete Grant Report Instructions.

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