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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 admin@hcfmissoula.com.

Compassionate Care and Program/Project Support Grant Applications will be accepted
December 1, 2018 though February 1, 2019

 

Honoring our Heroes Grant Applications accepted monthly.

 

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Compassionate Care Grants

2019 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. By recognizing and acting upon this need, the Foundation strives to increase the number of individuals served. 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
  • Home Hospice Needs
  • Patient Care Items/Services

Compassionate Care Grants do not cover staffing or personnel costs.

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 as well as forwarding copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.

 

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana – Flathead, Granite, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, & Sanders Counties – 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 approximately five Compassionate Care Grants in 2019.
  • 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 2019 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.
  • Application must be completed and received by HCF during the specified time frame to be considered for funding.
  • The application period for 2019 Grants is December 1, 2018 – 3:00pm MST, February 1, 2019.
    • Applications received outside of this time frame will not be reviewed.

 

Instructions for 2019 Compassionate Care Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below.
    • If prompted, continue to the 2019 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 individuals bills)

 

Notifications

  • Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission of the online application form.
  • Annual Grants will be awarded no later than early April.
  • 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 complete Hospice Care Foundation Grant Reporting within 30 days of award anniversary. Grantees will be notified of reporting window via email.
  • 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.
  • Failure to provide Acknowledgement forms on time, materials mentioning or featuring HCF, or to acknowledge HCF support will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

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 continue to the online grant application.

 

Honoring our Heroes Grants

Honoring our Heroes Grant Overview

Grant Description

Honoring our Heroes identifies and honors 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. This granting program provides both recognition of volunteers and a financial award for the volunteer organization for which they provide volunteer services.

Honoring our Heroes awardees will receive a framed certificate of recognition and a thank you gift. The organization for which they volunteer will receive $250.00 to support the volunteer program.

Additionally, all nominated individuals will receive a thank you letter for their service.

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 as well as forwarding copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.

 

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana – Flathead, Granite, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, & Sanders Counties – who provide end-of-life palliative and/or hospice care services utilizing volunteers to implement their services.
  • Individuals must have volunteered for a minimum of six months with the organization submitting the Honoring our Heroes application to qualify for nomination.
  • Priority will be given to organizations that provide services to individuals within Lake, Mineral, Missoula and Sanders counties.
  • Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations.

 

Restrictions

  • Cash portion of grant ($250.00) is restricted to use for the volunteer program.
  • Organizations must certify that the nominated individual is a current volunteer in their program in good standing.

 

Number of Awards

  • HCF anticipates funding 12 Honoring our Heroes Grants in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 (July 2018-June 2019).
  • Agencies may receive up to four Honoring our Heroes Grants per year.
  • Awards are made pending funding availability.
  • Additional Grants 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 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.
  • One Honoring our Heroes Grant will be awarded each month; see below:
  • Organizations may submit multiple Honoring our Heroes applications each month however organizations will be limited to no more than four Honoring our Heroes Grants annually.

 

Instructions for Honoring our Heroes Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below.
    • If prompted, continue to the online application.
  • Complete the online application
    • Organization Information
    • Nominee Information
  • Upload Attachments
    • Most recently completed annual tax return
    • IRS Letter of Determination of Non-Profit Status (required for 501(c)(3) organizations)
    • Verification of volunteer service (volunteer time sheet, letter of acceptance into volunteer program, news article listing Nominee as a volunteer with your organization, etc.)

 

Notifications

  • Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission of the online application.
  • Monthly Grants will be awarded approximately mid-month.
  • 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 15 days of receiving funding.
  • Grantees must complete Hospice Care Foundation Grant Reporting. Grantees will be notified of reporting requirements via email.
  • 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.
  • Failure to provide Acknowledgement forms on time, materials mentioning or featuring HCF, or to acknowledge HCF support will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

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 continue to the online grant application.

Program/Project Support Grants

2019 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. 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 are awarded on an annual basis with awardees being eligible for up to $3,000.00 in Program/Project Support funds per organization. Grants are designed 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
  • Hospice/Palliative Care Volunteer Training Programs

Annual grant applications may include multiple programs, projects or activities with the total allowance of $3,000.00 allocated as the organization decides.

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 as well as forwarding copies of marketing or advertising materials acknowledging HCF in a timely fashion.

 

Eligibility

  • Eligible organizations include those in Western Montana – Flathead, Granite, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, & Sanders Counties – 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 basic hospice and/or palliative care programs.
  • Projects, programs and activities must benefit community members within Western Montana.
  • Each organization may receive a maximum of $3,000.00 USD in Program/Project Support funds annually.

 

Number of Awards

  • HCF anticipates funding approximately five Program/Project Support Grants for 2019.
  • Awards are made pending funding availability.
  • Additional funding above $3,000.00 per organization 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 2019 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.
  • Application must be completed and received by HCF during the specified time frame to be considered for funding.
  • The application period for 2019 Grants is December 1, 2018 – 3:00pm MST, February 1, 2019.
    • Applications received outside of this time frame will not be reviewed.

 

Instructions for 2019 Program/Project Support Grants

  • To begin, please take the Eligibility Quiz below.
    • If prompted, continue to the 2019 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.
        • Applicant must submit receipts, invoices, etc. documenting costs.
      • 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 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 early April.
  • 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 complete Hospice Care Foundation Grant Reporting within 30 days of award anniversary. Grantees will be notified of reporting window via email.
  • If full grant amount is not expended within one year from award date, the organization may apply for a six-month no-cost extension in order to fully utilize the award.
    • If a no-cost extension is not approved, unspent funds may need to be returned to HCF.
  • 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.
  • Failure to provide Acknowledgement forms on time, materials mentioning or featuring HCF, or to acknowledge HCF support will result in the organization becoming ineligible for future funding until the organization is in good standing with HCF for 30 days.

 

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 continue to the online grant application.