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Grant Projects


Research shows that while many people know a little about end-of-life care, hospice, and bereavement, few are truly well-informed and misconceptions persist. In addition to the free and low-cost materials that Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) provides to raise awareness, we consistently seek opportunities to engage and inform communities in end-of-life and advance care planning conversations. 

We are honored to receive continued grant support from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation (jwH) and the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation to achieve this goal.

Read a New York Times article about the John and Wauna Harman Foundation - October 5, 2018
 

Being Mortal Project

John and Wauna Harman Foundation Grant

HFA coordinated an 18-month nationwide public awareness campaign on the importance of talking about end-of-life preferences and goals with loved ones and medical professionals. The project educated more than 60,000 people across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
 
Click here to learn more about Being Mortal
 

Hello Project
John and Wauna Harman Foundation Grant


HFA partnered with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to coordinate a 16-month research grant project on the importance of talking about end-of-life wishes and documenting those wishes using the conversation game, Hello. Game activities ended December 30, 2018 and research data continued through the fall of 2019.

Click here to learn more about Hello
 

Hospice: Something More

John and Wauna Harman Foundation Grant

HFA produced an hour-long program that tells the stories of people whose lives have been affected by hospice care. It provides a glimpse into the lives of hospice patients and their families and caregivers who share their decision to use hospice care and resulting experiences. The program is hosted by Frank Sesno and includes expert clinicians who provide additional commentary and analysis. View the program here: 


 

Autism Bereavement Project

Nancy Lurie Marks Familly Foundation Grant

HFA is honored to receive a 5-year grant from the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation in July 2020.  The goal of the project is to foster a healthier experience of grief and loss for autistic adults by not only empowering them, but also their family, friends, clergy, and other grief professionals to effectively support them, in their grief. The Project will create a website that will present a wealth of important information and resources to adults with autism and their support network.
 

Click here to learn more about the Project
Click here to learn more about the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation