A Message from the CEO
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart.
– John O’Donohue, For Belonging
This lovely quote comes from one of my favorite philosophers and poet, the late John O’Donohue. His language and thoughtful perspective seem to envelop me in emotion and reflection. At Hospice Giving Foundation we are graced by wonderful people day in and day out; they are the voices of blessings in our hearts.
Hospice Giving Foundation believes living well includes dying peacefully, in comfort, and with dignity.
Advocating compassionate end-of-life care, we raise funds and award grants to strengthen local providers’ ability to serve our community.
We promote advance planning so families can prepare for and access choices for end-of-life-care.
About Hospice Giving Foundation
Hospice Giving Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation exclusively for end of life. Unaffiliated with a direct patient care provider, Hospice Giving Foundation is the primary funder of a spectrum of qualified nonprofit agencies that deliver compassionate end-of-life care in Monterey and San Benito Counties. Since 1997, Hospice Giving Foundation has awarded grants totaling almost $25 million.
The Foundation encourages dialogue about dignified family- and patient-centered end-of-life care. Through our funding and outreach, Hospice Giving Foundation provides a platform for the conversation about a natural part of life. HG Foundation serves the community, our donors, and our employees by investing in service providers, conducting relevant community education on planning, and providing end of life resources. Our commitment is to ensure the needed services are available throughout our community; for all in our community.
Hospice Giving Foundation is unique, giving our communities a unique and valuable resource. We strive for high donor satisfaction and are careful stewards of donor funds. We are sustainable by successful fundraising, strategic investments, carefully disbursement of funds, and by being responsive to the changing healthcare landscape.