grantee groupHCF Awarded over $8,000.00 to Five Hospice and Palliative Care organizations on March 18, 2015!  You could be next.

DID YOU KNOW: HCF announced in February 2015 that they are currently researching grants to needy individuals in the areas of financial support, burial/funeral assistance and last wishes?  More information to come in July 2015!

Are you a hospice or palliative care provider in Western Montana? Each hospice and/or palliative care agency in Western Montana may apply for funding.  You can apply for a Program/Project Support Grant OR if you also want to apply for an Compassionate Care Grant, feel free to submit an application to HCF for each. Review the programs you are interested in and then submit the separate grant applications.  Agencies, if chosen, may receive a Program/Project Support Grant, Compassionate Care Program Grant all in the same quarter, pending funding availability!  For specific information on the three granting programs, please read below.  Call (406) 541-2255 for more information.

Program/Project Support Grants

Summary: The Hospice Care Foundation recognizes that there are many types of palliative care and hospice programs.  The Foundation recognizes that there are programs, projects and activities relating to end of life, palliative care and grief.  The Project/Program Support Grant award was implemented to fund organizations so that they can continue palliative care programs, activities and/or projects and/or implement new ones.

Program Impact: Program/Project Support Grants typically are granted in amounts ranging from $100.00 – $750.00 and may be applied for on a quarterly basis.  Grants are to support programs, activities and projects which are offered to patients in the last six months of life as well as to family members after the patient’s passing and may include:  bereavement/grief support groups; end of life palliative care programs (such as pet therapy, music therapy, hydro therapy, art classes, aroma therapy, etc.); a spiritual care program; volunteer training programs or other programs/projects/activities will be considered if they fall within the scope of being palliative at end of life, or hospice patient related.

Compassionate Care Program Grants

Summary: The Hospice Care Foundation realizes that many times there are individuals who cannot afford palliative and/or hospice care services.  By recognizing and acting upon this need, the Foundation strives to increase the number of individuals served. The Compassionate Care Grant Program was implemented to support organizations that provide palliative and hospice care services to indigent individuals.

(NOTE: Indigent Individuals defined as those who do not have insurance, private financial means and/or other ways to pay their hospice and/or palliative care expenses in full)

Program Impact: Compassionate Care Program Grants are typically awarded in amounts up to $1,000.00 and may be applied for on a quarterly basis.  Grants are to reimburse organizations for providing care to indigent individuals.  These grants can be applied for by organizations for the unpaid and/or unreimbursed costs of palliative and hospice care including:  pain and symptom control, spiritual care, home care, inpatient care, respite care, home hospice needs or patient care items/services.

Honoring Our Heroes Grant Program

Summary:  Volunteers play a vital role in palliative, end-of-life and hospice care services. While volunteers often provide supportive services to organizations in regards to administration or fund development activities, they also provide other necessary services.  These may include: helping to care for patients, providing respite care for family members or patient caregivers, providing spiritual care, and/or assisting with daily chores of maintaining a home for a patient.

Program Impact: The Honoring Our Heroes granting program was created to identify and honor those individuals who make a difference in their communities by contributing their time and talents to local hospice, palliative and end-of-life care organizations.  Individuals who volunteer and have provided services for at least six months may be nominated by the organization for which they volunteer.

The granting program provides both recognition of volunteers and a financial award for the organization for which they provide volunteer services.  A letter of recognition will be presented to all nominees on a quarterly basis.  Quarterly winners will receive a framed certificate of recognition and gift.