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

2015 Grants

  • Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc., to support Warmth in Moments of Sorrow: the provision of tools to support families of children whose cancer has relapsed or whose children have died : $2,500
  • The Center for Grieving Children, to continue raising awareness of the bereavement programming in York County, help more families from York County access grief support services, and recruit volunteers necessary to provide support services: $4,000
  • Harbour Singers, support for hosting a statewide conference on end-of-life care with singing to include existing groups and other organizations that may wish to sponsor a new group: $2,350
  • Maine Hospice Council, Inc., for underwriting for 2015/2016 Maine Hospice Council Educational Programming: $1,800
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging, for support of Respecting Choices, an advanced care planning program: $5,000
  • Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, to support in-home respite care for hospice families: $5,000