HFO Accepting Grant Proposals Through May 1, 2022

The Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks (HFO) is pleased to accept grant proposals Feb. 1 – May 1, 2022. HFO is interested in projects and programs that promote awareness of and commitment to end-of-life planning and care.

This year marks HFO’s 25th year of service to the community. To date, HFO has awarded more than $1.5 million in support of innovative and high impact projects.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of areas of interest for grant proposals:

  • Train staff and volunteers to stay on the leading edge of hospice and palliative care concepts.
  • Provide education that increases professional skill and expertise in end-of-life care.
  • Address topics relevant to current end of life practices.
  • Prepare future leaders to recognize the importance of end-of-life issues.
  • Reach out to patients and families to inform them about options for care at end-of-life and develop an advanced care plan to ensure their wishes are honored.
  • Enhance the various disciplines that constitute hospice and palliative care (allied therapies, bereavement, social work, spiritual caregiving, companion service, volunteers/volunteer management).
  • Support and enhance the interdisciplinary team approach of which hospice and palliative care is known.
  • Offer community education that provides information about end-of-life resources available in the Ozarks.
  • Develop conferences for professionals that work with individuals and families facing serious illness, death and grief.
  • Encourage healthcare systems and providers to discuss hospice, palliative care and advance care planning earlier in the disease process.
  • Develop modern and innovative concepts that improve care at end of life.
  • Apply scholarship/research to enhance knowledge and/or training on relevant end-of-life topics/issues.

We make grants to tax-exempt organizations under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)3. Organizations requesting grants must be fiscally sound with demonstrated economic sustainability.

Please contact Executive Director Anjanette LaBellarte-Gilbert (alabellarte@hospiceozarks.org) for additional information. Grants applications must be received by May 1. The Request for Proposals is available here.