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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 Organizations help create more compassionate, more complete, and more inclusive care in Western Montana.

We currently offer three types of Grants to Organizations: Compassionate Care Grants, Honoring our Heroes Grants, and Program/Project Support Grants. Please read below for details on our grants including eligibility, application process, and deadlines.

Grant Evaluation Process

Received applications are graded on a “black & white” points system allowing HCF to rank applications (more points = higher ranking) and to eliminate those applications which do not meet basic criteria (i.e. incomplete application, outside funding region, request inappropriate or unrelated to hospice/palliative care).

Once all accepted applications have been graded, the Granting Taskforce meets to discuss the  applications and assess the relative merits of each application. A majority rule decision to fund/not fund, is reached and organizations are informed shortly thereafter of the status of their application.

The Hospice Care Foundation organizes a “Granting Taskforce” comprised of staff, board members, and community members charged with assessing, discussing, and determining funding of received grant applications.

Current Taskforce Members: Salinas Bartel, Kevi Berger, Susan Hancock, Vickie Huerta, Theresa Minjares, Rebecca Peart, & Tara Westlie.

If you are interested in participating in the Granting Taskforce, please contact the Hospice Care Foundation at 406-541-2255 or grants@hcfmissoula.com.

Grants to Organizations Applications are currently closed.

 

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Burial/Cremation Grants

2020 Burial/Cremation Grant Information

Grant Description

The Hospice Care Foundation recognizes that funeral homes, crematoriums, and mortuaries provide services for hospice patients that go unpaid/unreimbursed. Burial/Cremation Grants are designed fund organizations so that they can continue to provide high-quality services for hospice patients and their families helping to eliminate the burden of unpaid/unreimbursed costs.

Burial/Cremation Grants are awarded on an annual basis, up to $3,000.00 per organization per year. These Grants are only awarded to reimburse services and materials related to burial and cremation of hospice patients and may include:

  • Transportation of the body
  • Preparing the body include embalming services
  • Basic containers as required for cremation services only
  • Copies of death certificates

 

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana who provide burial and/or cremation services for hospice patients.
  • Eligible expenses include those unreimbursed/unpaid expenses incurred between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
  • Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Lake, Mineral, Missoula and Sanders counties.

 

Restrictions

  • Burial/Cremation Grants do not cover costs for:
    • Funeral Services
    • Coffins/Caskets
    • Burial Plots
    • Obituaries
  • Burial/Cremation Grant funds are restricted to paying for expenses for individuals who died while receiving hospice care
  • 2020 Burial/Cremation Grant funds are restricted to reimbursing expenses incurred between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019

 

Number of Awards

  • HCF anticipates funding four (4) Burial/Cremation Grants for 2020
  • Awards are made pending available funding from the Hospice Care Foundation
  • Additional Grants or Grants of more than $3,000.00 may be awarded should additional funding become available and only if approved by the Board of Directors

 

Administrative Requirements

  • Organizations must take the Eligibility Quiz if they wish to apply for a 2020 Burial/Cremation Grant
  • Only online applications will be accepted
  • All supporting attachments must be submitted with the grant application
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding
  • Applications for 2020 Grants will be accepted starting Saturday, February 1, 2020 through 3:00p Mountain Time, Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Applications received outside of this time frame will not be reviewed

 

Instructions for 2020 Burial/Cremation Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below.
    • If prompted, continue to the 2020 online application
  • Complete the online application
    • Organization Information
    • Unpaid/Unreimbursed Expenses Information
    • Hospice Care Verification Statement
  • Upload Attachments
    • Documentation of Unpaid/Unreimbursed Expenses
    • Death Certificates

 

Notifications

  • Online applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission of the application
  • Annual Grants will be awarded no later than Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Awardees will be notified via phone call to contact listed on application
  • Annual Grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media

 

Post-Award Requirements

  • Grantees must return to HCF an Acknowledgment Form within 30 days of receiving funding.
  • Grantees must agree to acknowledge the Hospice Care Foundation in brochures, newsletters, social media posts, webpages, advertisements, etc. as “Funded in part by the Hospice Care Foundation” when promoting or featuring any programs, projects or activities supported by HCF.
    • Grantees must agree to forward copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.
  • Grantee must complete an online Grant Report for any funds received during 2020, to be due by April 30, 2021, to be considered for 2021 funding.
  • Failure to:
    • Return Acknowledgement Forms within 30 day so receipt of funding
    • Acknowledge HCF support of programs or projects
    • Submit marketing materials mentioning or featuring HCF
    • Submit an annual Grant Report

Will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

Unexpended Funds

  • If full grant amount is not expended within 12-months from award date, the organization may apply for a 12-month No-Cost Extension in order to fully utilize the award.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must include a budget for remaining funds and a timeline of projected expenses.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must be submitted online.
    • Organizations may apply for two no-cost extensions for a total of 36 months’ time to expend grant funds.
    • If a no-cost extension is not approved or funds remain after 36 months, unspent funds will be returned to HCF.

 

HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

 

Print Instructions

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

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

Compassionate Care Grants

2020 Compassionate Care Grant Summary

Grant Description

The Hospice Care Foundation recognizes that many times there are individuals who cannot afford palliative and/or hospice care services. Compassionate Care Grants were implemented to support organizations that provide palliative and hospice care services to indigent individuals and are left with unpaid/unreimbursed costs.

 

Compassionate Care Grants are awarded on an annual basis, up to $3,000.00 per organization per year. These Grants are only awarded to reimburse organizations for unpaid and/or unreimbursed costs of providing palliative and hospice care services to indigent individuals including:

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

 

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana who provide palliative and/or hospice care services to indigent individuals
  • Organizations must demonstrate that they serve indigent individuals and be able to substantiate those costs (balance sheet showing outstanding expenses, etc.) which remain outstanding
  • Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Lake, Mineral, Missoula and Sanders counties
  • Organizations may apply for a Compassionate Care Grant for their organization no more than once per year, per county in which they provide services AND maintain an office (i.e. an organization with offices in Missoula and St. Regis may submit two applications, one for each location, although no more than one location would be funded)

 

Restrictions

  • Compassionate Care 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 must be included with application

 

Number of Awards

  • HCF anticipates funding four (4) Compassionate Care Grants in 2020
  • Awards are made pending funding availability
  • Additional Grants or Grants of more than $3,000.00 may be awarded should additional funding become available and only if approved by the Board of Directors

 

Application Requirements

  • Organizations must take the Eligibility Quiz if they wish to apply for a 2020 Compassionate Care Grant
  • Only online applications will be accepted
  • All supporting attachments must be submitted with the grant application
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding
  • Applications for 2020 Grants will be accepted starting Saturday, February 1, 2020 through 3:00p Mountain Time, Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Applications received outside of this time frame will not be reviewed

 

Instructions for 2020 Compassionate Care Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below
    • If prompted, continue to the 2020 online application
  • Complete the online application
    • Organization Information
    • Unpaid/Unreimbursed Expenses Information
    • Client Population Information
  • Upload Attachments
    • Most recently completed annual tax return
    • IRS Letter of Determination of Non-Profit Status (required for 501(c)(3) organizations)
    • Documentation of unpaid/unreimbursed expenses (aggregate amounts, not individual bills)

 

Notifications

  • Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission of the online application form
  • Annual Grants will be awarded no later than Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Awardees will be notified via phone call to the contact listed on application
  • Annual Grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media

 

Post-Award Requirements

  • Grantees must return to HCF an Acknowledgment Form within 30 days of receiving funding.
  • Grantees must agree to acknowledge the Hospice Care Foundation in brochures, newsletters, social media posts, webpages, advertisements, etc. as “Funded in part by the Hospice Care Foundation” when promoting or featuring any programs, projects or activities supported by HCF.
    • Grantees must agree to forward copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.
  • Grantee must complete an online Grant Report for any funds received during 2020, to be due by April 30, 2021, to be considered for 2021 funding.
  • Failure to:
    • Return Acknowledgement Forms within 30 day so receipt of funding
    • Acknowledge HCF support of programs or projects
    • Submit marketing materials mentioning or featuring HCF
    • Submit an annual Grant Report

Will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

Unexpended Funds

  • If full grant amount is not expended within 12-months from award date, the organization may apply for a 12-month No-Cost Extension in order to fully utilize the award.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must include a budget for remaining funds and a timeline of projected expenses.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must be submitted online.
    • Organizations may apply for two no-cost extensions for a total of 36 months’ time to expend grant funds.
    • If a no-cost extension is not approved or funds remain after 36 months, unspent funds must be returned to HCF.

 

HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

 

Print Instructions

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

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

 

Honoring our Heroes Grants

2020 Honoring our Heroes Grant Information

Grant Description

The Hospice Care Foundation recognizes that volunteers often provide critical end-of-life services for hospice patients and their families. Honoring our Heroes Grants allow hospice and palliative care organizations to support their volunteer programs and recognize and honor those individuals who make a difference in their communities by contributing their time and talents to hospice patients and their families.

Honoring our Heroes Grants are awarded on an annual basis, up to $1,000.00 per organization per year. These Grants are only awarded to support end-of-life volunteer programs and for recognition of hospice and palliative care volunteers. Allowable expenses include:

  • Volunteer recruitment (brochures, advertising, etc.)
  • Training materials for volunteers (books, webinars, seminars, etc.)
  • Items for volunteer identification (program tee shirts, name badges, etc.)
  • Luncheon, dinner, or other event for recognition of active volunteers in good standing with the organization
  • Other volunteer-related activities approved by the Hospice Care Foundation

 

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana who utilize volunteers provide end-of-life services
  • Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Lake, Mineral, Missoula and Sanders counties
  • Organizations may apply for an Honoring our Heroes Grant for their organization no more than once per year, per county in which they provide services AND maintain an office (i.e. an organization with offices in Missoula and St. Regis may submit two applications, one for each location, although no more than one location would be funded)

 

Restrictions

  • Honoring our Heroes Grants do not cover:
    • Cost of staff salary, fringe benefits, or other personnel costs
    • Volunteer mileage reimbursements
    • Materials used in the clinical care of hospice patients (i.e. medical supplies, nutritional supplements, etc.)
    • Costs which will be covered or reimbursed through other funding sources
  • Funds are restricted to use for support of the volunteer program and/or for a volunteer recognition event

 

Number of Awards

  • HCF anticipates funding three (3) Honoring our Heroes Grants in 2020
  • Awards are made pending funding availability
  • Additional Grants or Grants of more than $1,000.00 may be awarded should additional funding become available and only if approved by the Board of Directors

 

Application Requirements

  • Organizations must take the Eligibility Quiz if they wish to apply for a 2020 Honoring our Heroes Grant
  • Only online applications will be accepted
  • All supporting attachments must be submitted with the grant application
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding
  • Applications for 2020 Grants will be accepted starting Saturday, February 1, 2020 through 3:00p Mountain Time, Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Applications received outside of this time frame will not be reviewed

 

Instructions for 2020 Honoring our Heroes Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below
    • If prompted, continue to the 2020 online application
  • Complete the online application
    • Organization Information
    • Volunteer Program Information
  • Upload Attachments
    • Most recently completed annual tax return
    • IRS Letter of Determination of Non-Profit Status (required for 501(c)(3) organizations)

 

Notifications

  • Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission of the online application form
  • Annual Grants will be awarded no later than Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Awardees will be notified via phone call to the contact listed on application
  • Annual Grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media

 

Post-Award Requirements

  • Grantees must return to HCF an Acknowledgment Form within 30 days of receiving funding.
  • Grantees must agree to acknowledge the Hospice Care Foundation in brochures, newsletters, social media posts, webpages, advertisements, etc. as “Funded in part by the Hospice Care Foundation” when promoting or featuring any programs, projects or activities supported by HCF.
    • Grantees must agree to forward copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.
  • Grantee must complete an online Grant Report for any funds received during 2020, to be due by April 30, 2021, to be considered for 2021 funding.
  • Failure to:
    • Return Acknowledgement Forms within 30 day so receipt of funding
    • Acknowledge HCF support of programs or projects
    • Submit marketing materials mentioning or featuring HCF
    • Submit an annual Grant Report

Will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

Unexpended Funds

  • If full grant amount is not expended within 12-months from award date, the organization may apply for a 12-month No-Cost Extension in order to fully utilize the award.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must include a budget for remaining funds and a timeline of projected expenses.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must be submitted online.
    • Organizations may apply for two no-cost extensions for a total of 36 months’ time to expend grant funds.
    • If a no-cost extension is not approved or funds remain after 36 months, unspent funds will be returned to HCF.

 

HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

 

Print Instructions

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

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

Program/Project Support Grants

2020 Program/Project Support Grant Summary

Grant Description

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. Project/Program Support Grants were implemented to fund organizations so that they can continue palliative care programs, activities and/or projects and/or implement new ones.

Program/Project Support Grants are awarded on an annual basis, up to $1,000.00 per organization per year. These Grants are only awarded 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
  • Palliative Care Programs (i.e. pet therapy, music therapy, hydrotherapy, art classes, aromatherapy, etc.)
  • Spiritual Care Programs

Annual grant applications may include multiple programs, projects, or activities with the total allowance of $1,000.00 allocated as the organization decides.

 

Eligibility

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

 

Restrictions

  • Program/Project Support Grants do not cover:
    • Costs associated with standard clinical hospice and/or palliative care programs
    • Costs which will covered by other funding sources
  • Projects, programs, and activities must benefit hospice patients and/or their families within Western Montana

 

Number of Awards

  • HCF anticipates funding five (5) Program/Project Support Grants for 2020
  • Awards are made pending available funding from the Hospice Care Foundation
  • Additional Grants or Grants of more than $1,000.00 may be awarded should additional funding become available and only if approved by the Board of Directors

 

Administrative Requirements

  • Organizations must take the Eligibility Quiz if they wish to apply for a 2020 Program/Project Support Grant
  • Only online applications will be accepted
  • All supporting attachments must be submitted with the grant application
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding
  • Applications for 2020 Grants will be accepted starting Saturday, February 1, 2020 through 3:00p Mountain Time, Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Applications received outside of this time frame will not be reviewed

 

Instructions for 2020 Program/Project Support Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below
    • If prompted, continue to the 2020 online application
  • Complete the online application
    • Organization Information
    • Program/Project Information
      • There is no limit on the number of programs, projects, or activities an organization may include in their application
      • Existing Programs/Projects/Activities: Funds will be awarded for reimbursement of incurred costs or for project costs to continue the program/project/activity
        • Applicant must submit receipts, invoices, etc. documenting costs and/or an itemized budget detailing expected costs for continuing the program with a justification of how costs were calculated
      • New Programs/Projects/Activities: Funds will be awarded for projected costs
        • Applicant must submit an itemized budget detailing expected costs with justification of how the costs were calculated
    • Client Population Information
    • Upload Attachments
      • Most recently completed tax return
      • IRS Letter of Determination of Non-Profit Status (required for 501(c)(3) organizations)
      • Documentation of incurred and/or projected Program, Project or Activity expenses

 

Notifications

  • Online applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission of the application
  • Annual Grants will be awarded no later than Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Awardees will be notified via phone call to contact listed on application
  • Annual Grant awards will be listed online on the Foundation website and on social media

 

Post-Award Requirements

  • Grantees must return to HCF an Acknowledgment Form within 30 days of receiving funding.
  • Grantees must agree to acknowledge the Hospice Care Foundation in brochures, newsletters, social media posts, webpages, advertisements, etc. as “Funded in part by the Hospice Care Foundation” when promoting or featuring any programs, projects or activities supported by HCF.
    • Grantees must agree to forward copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.
  • Grantee must complete an online Grant Report for any funds received during 2020, to be due by April 30, 2021, to be considered for 2021 funding.
  • Failure to:
    • Return Acknowledgement Forms within 30 day so receipt of funding
    • Acknowledge HCF support of programs or projects
    • Submit marketing materials mentioning or featuring HCF
    • Submit an annual Grant Report

Will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

Unexpended Funds

  • If full grant amount is not expended within 12-months from award date, the organization may apply for a 12-month No-Cost Extension in order to fully utilize the award.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must include a budget for remaining funds and a timeline of projected expenses.
    • No-Cost Extensions requests must be submitted online.
    • Organizations may apply for two no-cost extensions for a total of 36 months’ time to expend grant funds.
    • If a no-cost extension is not approved or funds remain after 36 months, unspent funds will be returned to HCF.

 

HCF complies with all HIPAA regulations regarding confidentiality as well as all federal and state regulations regarding record retention.

 

Print Instructions

ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

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