Grants for hospices

553 hospices and palliative care organizations received at least $14.9 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,233 grants made from 944 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 944 foundations, 90% made just a single grant to hospices, and 2% made grants to four or more hospices. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$14,917,791
Total grant dollars given to hospices
1,233
Number of grants made annually to hospices
944
Number of grantmakers funding hospices
$1,000
Median grant size to hospices

Foundations that support hospices and palliative care organizations

Out of all grants made to hospices, 83% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 85% of the dollar-value of grants to hospices. Foundations funding hospices also made grants to food banks, homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, animal shelters, and religious organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
789
Medium
 
79
Large
 
75
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
28
Private
 
801
Corporate
 
54
Other
 
61

Grants made

Grants made to hospicesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
857
2-3
 
62
4-10
 
17
11+
 
8

Top 10 foundations supporting hospices and palliative care organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to hospicesNumber of grants made to hospicesMedian grant size
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.1%21$1,000
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%21$7
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%17$100
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%16$1,100
Community Foundation of Collier CountyFLNational0.1%14$811
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.5%12$2,410
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.1%11$1,500
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%11$250
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%10$650
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%10$112

Hospices and palliative care organizations grantees

Hospices with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 68% of all hospices.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,229
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
4

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,683
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
128
Texas
 
100
Florida
 
88
California
 
78
Other
 
839

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
54
Washington DC
 
35
San Francisco
 
34
Phoenix
 
34
Other
 
926

Top 25 grants made to hospices

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH)$3,900,614Support Hospice ProgramsNathan Adelson Hospice Foundation
Hospice of Palm Beach County (HPBC)$3,616,844Program SupportTrustbridge Hospice Foundation
The Community Hospice$2,529,464Per BooksThe Community Hospice Foundation
The Community Hospice$2,529,464General SupportThe Community Hospice Foundation
Ryan House$5,000General FundingRichard and Betti Robinson Charitable Foundation
Calvary Hospital$5,000UnrestrictedAllen Wyoming Foundation
Project Joy and Hope for Texas$5,000Program AssistanceAlbemarle Foundation
Hospice of North Central Ohio$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
Montgomery Hospice$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
EveryStep / Hospice of Central Iowa$5,000Amanda the Panda Cheer Box ProgramPrairie Meadows Race Track & Casino
Hospice of Washington County (HWC)$5,000Joey's HouseRichard N Funkhouser Foundation
Houston Hospice$5,000Social ServicesHarriet and Joe Foster Foundation
Edmarc$5,000DonationMonarch Charities
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley$5,000Contribution To Help With Operations at Hospice of the Wood River Valley.Leonard H McIntosh Foundation
Hospice of Midland$5,000CharitableBarksdale Family Foundation
Hospice Austin$5,000CharitableBarksdale Family Foundation
Compass Regional Hospice$5,000General Operating FundCloverfields Foundation
Hopehealth Hospice and Palliative Care (HHCRI)$5,000MedicalMeredith E Drench Charitable Trust UA DTD 03282013
Hospice & Community Care$5,000Operational SupportChester Healthcare Foundation
Pile of Puppies$5,000General SupportMartin and Shirley Burns Family Foundation
Hospice of Kona$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
CaringMatters$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Hospice of Santa Cruz County$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
The Parmenter Foundation$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Hospices" category for this page is determined by the "P74: Hospice" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.