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Hospice Fund

Grants to Southern Maine Nonprofits
and Agencies for Hospice Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Maine Community Foundation - Hospice Fund

Deadline Date:

02/15/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Southern Maine nonprofit organizations and government or tribal agencies to support and enhance hospice services. Particular emphasis is placed on volunteer and bereavement services in York and Cumberland Counties. Preference is given to creative projects that increase the utilization and/or quality of end of life services.

High priority will be given to proposals that:

-Support collaborative efforts among hospice programs and other community groups that enhance training; provide recognition; and or increase the recruitment of diverse volunteers for hospice.
-Raise community awareness of hospice services.
-Increase hospice volunteer coordinators’ capacity to interact with volunteers.

Types of funding (often supported):

-New projects: activities that are distinct from ongoing programs and that have start and end dates.
-Expanding projects: the extension of a successful program to a new population or geographic location or to include a significant change in scope.
-Capacity building: projects that will strengthen an organization’s efficiency or effectiveness and that have clear goals or outcomes. For example, board training to develop fundraising capacity with specific goals.
-Capital expenses: can be part of the budget for a new or expanding project if they are necessary and directly related to the outcomes of the project. They can include materials, equipment, and costs related to building renovation.
-Personnel expenses: any staff salaries must be directly tied to a new or expanding project.
-Indirect costs: administrative overhead expenses of up to 20% of the total requested budget. When allowed, these should be included in the budget and labeled “Indirect costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177590

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Maine Community Foundation accepts applications from the following type of applicants:

-Nonprofit 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt organizations, including most municipalities;
-Public schools;
-Public agencies working for the State of Maine;
-Indian tribal governments (or political subdivisions) recognized by the Department of the Interior;
-Non-exempt groups with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization, public school, or public agency.

Types of funding often not supported:

-Many of the following expenses may not be funded, depending on the grant program. Be sure to consult the specific grant program to which you are applying.
-Operating support: ongoing administrative costs such as rent, utilities, office supplies, salaries (not tied to a specific project expense).
-Ongoing activities: continuing programs or projects that have no clear end date.
-Endowments or capital campaigns: activities leading up to a capital campaign such as feasibility studies as well as costs related to verbal or written requests for financial support such as fundraising events or appeal letters.
-Camp scholarships: funding for admission, enrollment, tuition, or other costs related to individual or group attendance at a short-term recreational or educational program.
-Capital expenses: purchases of property, equipment, or building materials related to the organization’s core operations.

The Foundation will not fund, without exception:

-Expenses already incurred
-Political campaigns
-Lobbying in the form of calls to action on a specific vote
-Religious activities: including, but not limited to, religious services, promotion of religious beliefs, or activities that are restricted to church or religious group membership

Pre-Application Information:

Online applications must be completed by February 15 at 11:59 PM.

Requests should be for future expenses only. Because grant applications take 10-12 weeks to process, plan the project start date accordingly.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

Stephanie Eglinton, Senior Program Officer
(207) 761-2440

Amy Pollien, Grants Manager
(877) 700-6800

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: Southern Maine, with emphasis on Cumberland and York Counties