Recent Grants: Hospice Fund

2018 Grants

  • The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, to increase capacity to recruit and retain the number of volunteers necessary to meet the current and growing demand for services: $4,950
  • Maine Humanities Council, Portland, to expand facilitated reading and discussion groups for end-of-life caregivers with Hospice of Southern Maine, VNA Home Health Hospice, and a new partner in York County: $5,000
  • Hospice Help Foundation, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to help impoverished hospice patients in Cumberland County gain access to basic needs and improve their dignity, comfort, and quality of life: $2,500
  • Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough, to support two trainings for new volunteers: $5,000
  • VNA Home Health & Hospice, South Portland, to develop a legacy packet program for hospice patients to complete with volunteers, allowing patients to preserve and share their stories with loved their ones : $4,000

2017 Grants

  • Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, to enhance training and expand collaborations with internship organizations to increase essential grief and loss and end-of-life spiritual care: $5,000
  • Maine Humanities Council, to refine the model for a facilitated reading and discussion program for end-of-life caregivers: $4,679
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging, for support of Respecting Choices®, a program that helps people create advance directives: $5,000
  • VNA Home Health Hospice, to add complementary therapies to the hospice program: $3,000

2016 Grants

  • The Center for Grieving Children, to support outreach and marketing in York County to increase awareness of grief support services: $5,300
  • Hospice of Southern Maine, for the 2016 Thresholds Conference: End of Life Conversations: $5,000
  • Maine Hospice Council, Inc. , to support the statewide Hospice Retreat: $3,000
  • Maine Access Immigrant Network, for the Healthy You Community Support program: $4,999
  • Maine Humanities Council, to expand a facilitated reading and discussion series on end-of-life issues for health care professionals: $2,500
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging, for support of Respecting Choices: $5,000
  • VNA Home Health Hospice, to increase collaboration through community paramedic outreach: $3,000