Friday, March 5, 2010

Deadline Approaching for Grieving Teen Grants Submission

A Letter of Intent is due Wednesday, March 10 for HFA's Grieving Teen Grant Program

Hospice Foundation of America announces its new funding program to support grieving young people ages 13—17. Applicants must be non-profit hospices or other non-profit bereavement organizations whose programs are available to the entire community in which they are located. Hospice Foundation of America will award one $10,000 grant for program-related expenses (including but not limited to purchase of equipment or materials, publications, or other curriculum-related materials.) Priority will be given to programs who offer innovative programs for young people ages 13—17, with a special priority given to programs that focus on outreach to diverse populations. HFA will also award a number of smaller $1,000 grants for noteworthy programs.

To be considered for funding, please submit the following information in a one-page Letter of Intent (250 words maximum):
  • Primary contact: Name, address, phone # and email
  • A snapshot of your organization, including:
    • Mission statement
    • Number of professional staff and volunteers
    • Geographic region served by your programs ; and
    • Programming provided to children, adolescents and their families
  • A brief description of how funds from HFA would be used
Letters should be submitted via email to by Wednesday, March 10. Letters will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due on Wednesday, April 21. Grants will be awarded by June 15.

View more information on the About Us - Grant Programs page of the HFA website.