About Us

The mission of Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is to provide leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it. HFA does not monitor or regulate hospice providers.

How we work

Hospice Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HFA meets its mission by providing programs for professional development, public education and information; funding research, producing publications, and by providing information on issues related to advance care planning, hospice and palliative care, caregiving, and grief. Our programs for healthcare professionals are designed to improve care of those with terminal illness and those experiencing the process of grief, and are offered on a national basis. Our programs for the public are designed to assist individual consumers of health care who are coping with issues of caregiving, terminal illness, and grief.

Media information

If you are a journalist looking for information about hospice, have more detailed questions or would like to set up an interview, please contact us by email or call us toll free at 800-854-3402 and ask for Amy Tucci (Ext. 1001).

Speaker’s Bureau

HFA educates the public and healthcare professionals about advance care planning, hospice care, and grief. Expert speakers are available for a wide range of topics. Please contact us at educate@hospicefoundation.org if you are interested in retaining a speaker or speakers for an upcoming in-person or virtual event.

How we are funded

Hospice Foundation of America is supported by contributions from individuals and corporations, bequests, grants from foundations, gifts from associations, civic and fraternal groups, and through program-related income. Hospice Foundation of America has low overhead costs of 5 percent, meaning that 95 cents of every dollar contributed to HFA goes directly to support our programs. 

We are a qualified member of the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government's workplace fundraising appeal. We are listed under the Health and Medical Research Charities of America federation. Our CFC designation number is #10611.

Because HFA is a 501(c)(3) organization, donations made in its name are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. All donations are used to support activities and programs that both improve hospice care and raise public awareness of it. These activities and programs include providing free consumer resources for those needing information about end-of-life care, funding research and grant programs related to hospice and bereavement care, improving clinical practice at the bedside through the creation of low cost education for hospice and other medical and social service professionals, increasing grief and bereavement knowledge among professionals and the public through national programming. By donating to HFA, donors help increase awareness of and access to hospice care throughout the United States. Donors are provided a receipt stating the tax status of HFA if the donation is given online. If donating by mail, donors will receive a letter via U.S. mail acknowledging their donation and the tax status of the organization. If you have questions about donating to HFA, please contact Amy Tucci.