Hospice Giving Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation focused exclusively on end of life care and services. Since 1997, the generosity of our donors enabled the Foundation to award over $25 million dollars in grants to local non-profit agencies.
“Hospice Giving Foundation funding allows 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.”
– Siobhan Greene, CEO
Who We Fund
Hospice Giving Foundation funds programs in Monterey and San Benito Counties. Grants may be awarded for capacity building, direct patient care, outreach, and new programs designed to expand options for end-of-life care in the community.
Local needs and emerging healthcare advances guide our funding decisions. Hospice Giving Foundation funds hospice and palliative care for adults and children as well as programs which advocate for system-wide improvements.
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Central Coast VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) and Hospice
- Coastal Kids Home Care
- Montage Health’s Hospice of the Central Coast
- Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital
- Hospice of Santa Cruz County
- Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services
- Natividad Medical Foundation
- Partnership for Children
- Papillon Center for Loss & Transition
- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
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
- Family support, specific to end-of-life needs
- Educational programs focused on end-of-life planning and family preparation
- Advocacy programs to support policy to increase access and broaden the scope of end-of-life services throughout our community
Hospice Giving Foundation does not fund the following:
- Political action, religious, or lobbying organizations
- 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:
- Alignment with the mission, vision, and philosophy of Hospice Giving Foundation
- Responsiveness to unmet needs in Monterey and/or San Benito counties
- Strategic approach to increase the number of people to be served, including collaboration with other service providers or organizations
- Sound finances: 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
Hospice Giving Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRS code 501(c)3 – ID No. 94-2404634
Applications will only be accepted from non-profit agencies that meet the following criteria:
- Services must be focused on end of life: hospice, palliative care, bereavement/grief, end-of-life preparedness, and/or support services for families of patients with life-limiting illness
- Must be a 501c3 registered non-profit
- Programs serve residents of Monterey and/or San Benito counties in California
Organizations not previously funded by Hospice Giving Foundation must first submit a Letter of Intent. After review, the agency will be notified, if approved, to submit a full proposal. Please download the following form describing your request for funding, not to exceed two (2) pages in length:
HGF Letter of Intent Letters of Intent should include:
- Organization name and primary contact person
- Mission, brief overview, and organizational structure
- Specific amount of request
- The program/project in 1-2 paragraphs along with the current need for this program/project
- Primary goals and approach to measuring effectiveness
- Target population and/or region of service
Welcome newly approved, existing, or recent grant recipients!
Be sure to review the instructions carefully and include all requested documentation. Please call 831.333.9023 or email Hospice Giving Foundation directly if you have questions or for additional information.
What you need to know: Download complete submission instructions here.
How we want to hear from you: Please download and use these forms for your application and prepare to submit your grant request electronically.
- Grant Application Cover
- HGF Grant Proposal Narrative Form
- HGF Statistical Worksheet
- Grant Request Budget Form
How to submit:
- One (1) complete grant proposal emailed in a single file PDF by 4:00pm on the stated due date.
- Audited Financial Statements must be included as a separate PDF file.
- Please DO NOT send duplicate copies, mail or hand-deliver hard copies, or include additional brochures, videos, or promotional materials.
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.
2018 Grant Request Deadlines and Timetable
- January 30: DUE DATE: Interim Grant Report
- Friday, February 16, 2018: DUE DATE: Letters of Intent for organizations NOT previously funded
- Friday, March 9, 2018: Acceptance/decline of LOI notification sent via email. Note acceptance of request to submit a proposal does not guarantee funding.
- Friday, April 13, 2018: DUE DATE: Completed grant proposals for current grantees and new grantees that received a Letter of Intent Acceptance.
- Mid-May – July: Site Visits
- August 2018: Final recommendations to the Board of Directors
- July 30, 2018: DUE DATE: Final grant report
- September 2018: Award letters and grants distribution
Hospice Giving Foundation requires twice yearly reports and statistical updates from all funded agencies. These reports allow an agency to provide details about accomplishments and progress throughout the year. This information informs HGF, as well as our stakeholders and donors, about the impact of these services in the community, as well as helps identify areas of unmet need.
Due dates for required reports:
Jan 30: Interim report [for period July 1 – Dec 31]
July 31: Final report [for period Jan 1 – June 30]
Please download and use these report forms: