Community Foundation Announces $200k End of Life Grant Roundby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Oct. 31, 2013, under Press Releases
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October 31, 2013
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW $200,000 GRANT ROUND
Targeting Solutions for End of Life Issues
Tucson, ARIZ. – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona today announced its plans to award $200,000 in grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that are working on end of life issues. The maximum grant will be $25,000 per agency. Organizations have until Friday, December 13th to submit an application. Instructions and guidelines are available here.
“Hospice and dignified end-of-life care were important to Shaaron Kent, the donor who established the fund making this grant round possible,” said Clint Mabie, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “The Foundation is committed to being a reliable and consistent source of funding for these important programs, which is particularly important during this economic climate and the ever-changing landscape of health care reimbursements and funding.”
A Community Foundation Board-appointed committee of volunteers assigned to oversee the Foundation’s grant processes is inviting the nonprofit community to submit grant applications that help ease the transition from life to death, encourage discussion and subsequent action around end of life issues, and/or educate individuals, caregivers, medical personnel, family members, the community and others to the needs of the dying and the choices available to those deciding how they want to live at the end of their life.
“Through this grant round, we hope to discover some of the work going on in the region around this issue,” said Barbara Brown, the Community Foundation’s VP of Programs and Community Initiatives. “We are particularly interested in seeing proposals that focus on communication, education and care, and welcome innovative approaches to this topic.”
The Community Foundation and its affiliates granted more than $5.4 million to regional nonprofits last year. To learn more about the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, please visit www.cfsaz.org.
About the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona provides expertise and skilled guidance to help donors give back in ways that are aligned with their charitable and financial goals. Donors establish charitable funds that join hundreds of other funds under one organizational roof and every year, portions of each fund are used to make grants, scholarships and awards in accordance with each donor’s intentions. The Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever. For more information, visit www.cfsaz.org.