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Grants to Organizations

We are lucky to work with a variety of care providers who do incredible work in the field of hospice and palliative care. Our grants to providers help create a more compassionate, more complete, and more inclusive care in Western Montana.

Learn more about our grants to providers below, including the Compassionate Care Grant, Honoring our Heroes, and Program/Project Support Grants.

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Compassionate Care Grants

The Hospice Care Foundation recognizes 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 as well as to support patients with residential hospice care expenses.

These grants are up to a maximum of $2,000.00 and may be applied for on a quarterly basis. Grants are to reimburse organizations and/or patients for the unpaid and/or unreimbursed costs of palliative and hospice care including:

  • Pain & Symptom Control
  • Spiritual Care
  • Home Care
  • Inpatient Care
  • Respite Care
  • Home Hospice Needs
  • Patient Care Items/Services

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations/persons include those in Western Montana who provide palliative and/or hospice care services to indigent individuals.
  • Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Missoula, Lake, Sanders, and Mineral counties.
  • Organizations must demonstrate that they serve indigent individuals and be able to substantiate those costs which remain outstanding.

Restrictions

  • Compassionate Care Program Grants do not cover:
    • Cost of staff salary or fringe benefits (except in cases of bereavement services).
    • Costs which will be paid by the patient, his family and/or insurance.
    • Costs which will be reimbursed through other funding sources.
    • Costs to be reimbursed through these grants must be otherwise outstanding after all collection efforts.
    • Organizations must certify that the information submitted is accurate and true and that the expenses will not be reimbursed from other sources.
    • Documentation of expenses (quarterly – by organization, not by individual) must be included with application.

Number of Awards

  • Foundation will fund mulitple Compassionate Care Program Grant awards per quarter.
    • Awards are made pending available funding from the Hospice Care Foundation.
    • Additional grant awards or grants or an amount higher than $2,000.00 may be approved should additional funding become available through the Hospice Care Foundation and only if approved by the Board of Directors.
    • Organizations may apply for a Compassionate Care Program Grant for their organization no more than once per quarter, per county in which they provide services AND maintain an office (i.e. organization with an office in Missoula and a second office in St. Regis – both offices could apply in the same quarter although no more than one location would be funded).

Administrative Requirements

  • Organizations must take the eligibility quiz each time they wish to apply for a Compassionate Care Program Grant.
  • Application form must be filled out and received by the Hospice Care Foundation by the specified deadline to be considered for funding.
  • Unpaid expenses must be documented and submitted with the application form.
  • All supporting attachments must be submitted with the grant application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
  • Grantees must submit to HCF the Award Acknowledgment Form within 30 days of receiving funding.

Instructions

  • To begin, please take the eligibility quiz.  If prompted, please submit an application form.
  • Application form & requested attachments must be received by 3:00pm MT by the listed deadlines via email to kevi@hcfmissoula.com or 715 Kensington Ave, Ste 2C, Missoula, MT 59801.

 

Submit By

Awards Announced By

May 30th

June 30th

August 30th

September 30th

November 30th

December 30th

February 28th

March 30th

Notifications

  • Online applicants will receive an email notification upon submission of the application. Hospice Care Foundation will notify each agency (via email) within two (2) working days of the receipt of their paper application.
  • Quarterly awardees will be notified via email to schedule an in-person check presentation.
  • Quarterly grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media.
  • HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

If your organization is eligible to apply, a link will appear for you to fill out the grant application online.

Honoring Our Heroes

This 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 volunteer 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 a thank you gift. In addition, $350.00 will be awarded to the volunteer organization for which they volunteer.

Eligibility

Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana who provide end-of-life palliative and/or hospice care services to individuals.  Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Missoula, Lake, Sanders, and Mineral counties.  Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations.

Administrative Requirements

  • Organizations must take the eligibility quiz each time they wish to apply for an Honoring our Heroes Program Grant.
  • Application form must be filled out and received by the Hospice Care Foundation by the specified deadline to be considered for funding.
  • All supporting attachments must be submitted with the grant application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • If awarded a HoH award, your organization would be required to submit an Award Acknowledgement Form to HCF within 30 days of receiving funds.

Restrictions

  • Organizations may nominate one individual per quarter.

Instructions

  • To begin, please take the eligibility quiz.  If prompted, please submit an application form.
  • Application form & requested attachments must be received by 3:00pm MT by the listed deadlines via email to kevi@hcfmissoula.com or 715 Kensington Ave, Ste 2C, Missoula, MT 59801.

Submit By

Awards Announced By

May 30th

June 30th

August 30th

September 30th

November 30th

December 30th

February 28th

March 30th

Notifications

  • Online applicants will receive an email notification upon submission of the application. Hospice Care Foundation will notify each agency (via email) within two (2) working days of the receipt of their paper application.
  • Quarterly grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media.
  • Quarterly awardees will be notified via email to schedule an in-person check presentation.
  • HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

If interested in nominating one of your volunteers, please take our eligibility quiz now to begin the nomination process.

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

If your organization is eligible to apply, a link will appear for you to fill out the grant application online.

Program/Project Support Grants

The Hospice Care Foundation recognizes that many palliative care and hospice providers facilitate 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.

These grants range from $500.00 – to a maximum of $1,000.00 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, aromatherapy, etc.)
  • Spiritual Care Programs
  • Hospice/Palliative Care Volunteer Training Programs

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana who provide palliative and/or hospice care programs/projects/activities.
  • Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Missoula, Lake, Sanders, and Mineral counties.
  • Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations.

Restrictions

  • Program/Project Support Grants do not cover cost to run a hospice and/or palliative care program.
  • Projects/Programs/Activities must benefit community members within western Montana.
  • Number of Awards
    • Awards are made pending available funding from the Hospice Care Foundation.
    • Additional grant awards or grants or an amount higher than $750.00 may be approved should additional funding become available through the Hospice Care Foundation and only if approved by the Board of Directors.
    • Organizations may apply for a Program/Project Support Grant for their organization no more than once per quarter, per county in which they provide services AND maintain an office (i.e. organization with an office in Missoula and a second office in St. Regis – both offices could apply in the same quarter although no more than one location would be funded).

Administrative Requirements

  • Organizations must take the eligibility quiz each time they wish to apply for a Program/Project Support Grant.
  • Application form must be filled out and received by the Hospice Care Foundation by the specified deadline to be considered for funding.
  • Expenses must be projected and/or actual costs verified using the Application Form.
  • Grantees must submit to HCF the Award Acknowledgment Form within 30 days of receiving funding.
  • A Project/Program evaluation will be due three months after grant is awarded.
  • All supporting attachments, if applicable, must be submitted with the grant application.
  • Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered for funding.

Instructions

  • To begin, please take the eligibility quiz.  If prompted, please submit an application form.
  • Application form & requested attachments must be received by 3:00pm MT by the listed deadlines via email to kevi@hcfmissoula.com or 715 Kensington Ave, Ste 2C, Missoula, MT 59801.
  • Quarterly deadlines are as follows:

Submit By

Awards Announced By

May 30th

June 30th

August 30th

September 30th

November 30th

December 30th

February 28th

March 30th

Notifications

  • Online applicants will receive an email notification upon submission of the application. Hospice Care Foundation will notify each agency (via email) within two (2) working days of the receipt of their paper application.
  • Quarterly awardees will be notified via email to schedule an in-person check presentation.
  • Quarterly grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media.
  • HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

If your organization is eligible to apply, a link will appear for you to fill out the grant application online.