We are here to help providers, patients, and their families as they explore options for hospice and palliative care. For us, that means providing Grants to Organizations to hospice, palliative & bereavement care providers and Assistance to Individuals to hospice patients and their families throughout Western Montana.
In the last three years, HCF has awarded nearly $120,000 in Grants to Organizations and Assistance to Individuals. During that time HCF has been able to fund eleven organizations located throughout Western Montana with priority given to those located in Lake, Mineral, Missoula, and Sanders counties.
Hospice and palliative care providers and hospice patients and their families throughout Western Montana may be eligible to apply. To learn more about Hospice Care Foundation grants please follow the links below:
Providers of hospice and palliative care work tirelessly to provide compassionate care through their everyday operations and special projects. Our grants help support these activities and recognize the hard work of some of Missoula’s best care providers.
Hospice and palliative care patients and their families in our community are sometimes faced with unique financial challenges relating to their care decisions. Our financial assistance for patients allows us to help with costs of care so the focus remains on the patient.
Our giving truly never ends. We’re the gift that keeps on giving, thanks to the generous support of our community. Our recent history of giving, outlined here, illustrates our impact on on providers and patients.
Compassionate Care Grants (Awarded Annually)
Immanuel Lutheran Communities
Marcus Daly Hospice
Missoula Aging Services
Tamarack Grief Resource Center
Program/Project Support Grants (Awarded Annually)
Anaconda Pintler Hospice – Volunteer Program
Animeals – “Fospice” Program
Consumer Direct Care Network – Volunteer Program
Frontier Hospice – Pet Therapy & Volunteer Programs
Home Options Hospice – Volunteer Program
Home Options Hospice Kalispell – Volunteer Program
Immanuel Lutheran Communities – Hospice Harp Ministry
Marcus Daly Hospice – Bereavement Support Program
Missoula Aging Services – Liquid Nutritional Supplements Program
Partners In Home Care – Aromatherapy, Computer-Based Volunteer Education, & Pet Companion Programs
Tamarack Grief Resource Center – “A Camp to Remember” Mini-Camps
Honoring our Heroes (Awarded Monthly)
February 2018 – James Bobbitt, Partners In Home Care
March 2018 – Hannah Stone, Tamarack Grief Resource Center
April 2018 – Nancy Jordan, Missoula Aging Services
May 2018 – Jennifer Nickisch, Partners In Home Care
June 2018 – Trish Opitz, Tamarack Grief Resource Center
July 2018 – Joe Korona, Missoula Aging Services
August 2018 – Nicole Gordy, Partners In Home Care
October 2018 – Liam Ruby, Missoula Aging Services & Kate Newby Wells, Tamarack Grief Resource Center
December 2018 – Arlene Preuss, Marcus Daly Hospice
January 2019 – Emma Swartz, Tamarack Grief Resource Center
Assistance to Individuals (Awarded Year-Round)
Includes My Wishes, Individual and/or Family Financial Assistance, & Burial/Cremation Assistance. See below for amounts awarded per Assistance type.
14 Wishes Granted
Individual and/or Family Financial Assistance
Three Families Supported
22 Families Assisted