Mission and Guidelines


Our mission is to discover and address the unmet needs of individuals and families facing incurable illness through innovative and collaborative programs and services, and includes financial, educational, technological, and grief support.


HPCF provides funding for research of new and best practices for the treatment and care of patients who are currently receiving hospice or palliative care treatment. Currently our research is committed to studying and providing new ways to better serve hospice and palliative care patients, with a focus on children.



To be eligible for funding, an organization must be tax-exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and located in the United States. In general, the Foundation will fund projects for a one-year period in the amount of $2,500 - $5,000. Organizations may apply for continued funding for a project after the first year if required progress reports are submitted and approved.




There is no formal due date for applications. All requests will be received via our online application. 


Reporting Requirements


Grant recipients are required to provide a project update every 6 months with a detailed financial report. A form will be provided. Additionally, we require that you acknowledge your HPCF funding and the role it has played in your research, both in writing and verbally. The following cases apply:


  • Presentations and speeches at seminars, conferences and workshops (verbally and in written materials as applicable

  • Media interviews

  • Press releases

  • Submissions to peer-reviewed publications


Please Contact Us with any questions about this process. 




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