What is Hospice Giving Foundation?

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Hospice Giving Foundation believes our community deserves the most dignified and best quality end-of-life care. As an independent grant-making foundation, we support this vision by awarding grants to qualified 501(c)3 organizations providing end-of-life services in Monterey and San Benito Counties. Since 1997, Hospice Giving Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $24 million.

Local needs and emerging healthcare advances guide our funding decisions. Hospice Giving Foundation funds hospice care, palliative care, and programs which advocate for system-wide improvements. We fund grief and bereavement services; specialized care for terminally ill children and their families; and care for those afflicted with terminal conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Hospice Giving Foundation encourages innovative approaches to expanding end-of-life care in our community. To that end, we conduct and support outreach and education so families can plan for end-of-life and learn about the resources available to them.

The Foundation supports and encourages thoughtful dialogue about dignified family- and patient-centered end-of-life care. Through our grants and outreach, Hospice Giving Foundation gives voice to a difficult topic that affects us all.  Our commitment is to ensure the needed services are available throughout our community; for all in our community.

Hospice Giving Foundation is governed by a 20-member board of directors who have the fiduciary duty to ensure donor contributions are wisely invested and carefully managed building the capacity to fund services for generations to come. The Foundation was established in 1997 as a result of three interrelated decisions:
  1. To no longer provide direct hospice care.
  2. To sell its hospice facility, the services, and the name Hospice of the Central Coast, to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
  3. To focus on raising funds to support a breadth and depth of end-of-life services throughout our community.


Who We Fund

Alzheimer’s Association • Catholic Charities • Central Coast VNA and Hospice • Coastal Kids Home Care • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Hospice of the Central Coast • Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital • Hospice of Santa Cruz County • Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services • Legal Services for Seniors • Natividad Medical Foundation •Ÿ Partners for Children - formerly Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition


Featured Supporters

  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Tanimura and Antle
  • Rabobank
  • Chevron
  • Exclusive Resorts
  • Ruth Ann Rosenberg
  • Estate of Laurel Dorothy Schumann
  • Sand Dollar Charitable Foundation
  • Ireland Family Trust
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation

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