Maine Philanthropy Center

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Grants Available to Support Hospice Services in Southern Maine

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Hospice Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks applications for grants to support hospice programs in southern Maine, particularly those that provide volunteer and bereavement services in Cumberland and York counties.

Preference will be given to proposals that raise community awareness of hospice and bereavement services; increase the utilization and/or the quality of end-of-life services; and support hospice volunteers and the recruitment of volunteers, including outreach, training, and recognition.

Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2021. Organizations will be notified in May. For complete guidelines, application, and a list of last year’s grants, visit www.mainecf.org or call (877) 700-6800.

In 2020 the fund awarded $18,100 in grants to five nonprofits, including:

  • Harbour Singers, Saco, to build the capacity and sustainability of the hospice chorus and strengthen outreach and training activities
  • Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough, to expand training program to geographic areas with few or no volunteers and provide ongoing hospice educational training to its existing volunteer team
  • Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, South Portland, to build a training program for direct care clinicians, managers and volunteers in the unique care of pediatric patients under palliative and hospice care.

For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or contact Director of Grantmaking Laura Lee at (877) 700-6800 or llee@mainecf.org.

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