Grants and Awards


The Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma supports palliative and hospice care in the state by providing funding for programs aligning with the foundation's mission and priorities.

Upcoming grants deadlines are July 1, 2014 and January 16, 2015.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please review the grant guidelines below or download a copy here. You can also download the application here. See recent grants here. For questions about the grants and awards process, please contact us via email or 405-235-5603.

Forms are accessible through Adobe Acrobat Reader (click for a free download of the latest version).


The Khader K. Hussein Awards in Palliative Care
This award program is designed to recognize and encourage graduating medical and nursing students who demonstrate an interest in palliative care and end-of-life issues. The annual awards are presented to a graduating medical student from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and a graduating nursing student from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, University of Central Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene University. For more information including award criteria, please click here.

Grant Guidelines

The Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma, Inc. and the Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma Affiliated Fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Inc. work together to improve the end-of-life care for Oklahomans and to build awareness of hospice and palliative care options. Grants awarded assist those in the health care, legal, social service or other related fields to improve the awareness and the quality of hospice and palliative care and to assist in addressing other end of life issues in Oklahoma.

Program Goals and Areas of Interest
The Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma and the Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma Affiliated Fund support programs that educate institutions and health care professionals about hospice, palliative care and other end of life issues and programs that educate consumers (patients and families) about hospice, palliative care, advance directives, and other legal and social service issues and their rights under each. In the spirit of learning, all programs should have a component of review and evaluation that is shared across the field. Publications resulting from the award shall acknowledge the Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma.

Grant Criteria and Requirements
Grants will be awarded to 501(c)3 public charity organizations or higher education institutions operating in Oklahoma. The target of the grant programs should be the community and the professional and institutional services that serve the community. The primary fields of interest for the grant program include the following:

Projects not funded with a Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma Grant

Grant Amounts and Application Deadline
Grant amount awards are expected to be between $5,000 and $10,000. One-year grants are preferred, but consideration will be given to renewing grants for up to three years with proper updates and justification.

Grant application deadlines will be

Future deadlines will be announced on this website.

Application Procedure
Contact the Oklahoma City Community Foundation offices to determine the eligibility of your project a minimum of three to four weeks prior to the grant deadline.

Complete Part I of the Hospice Foundation application including attachments requested. Please complete the questions in the space provided and only include one copy of the requested attachments.

Submit a letter, no more than five pages, as indicated in Part II, that describes the program activity. Please address the following issues in the letter in the order indicated.

Part II – Requested Elements of the Letter:
1. Purpose of Grant

Please provide a narrative explaining the program or project to be considered. The narrative should include detailed information that addresses the following:

2. Evaluation

3. Budget

Submitting the Grant Packet
Please submit by DEADLINE DATES
If applying by U.S. Mail Service, please mail eight (8) copies of the Checklist and Summary Sheet, Part I and Part II of the application to: Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma, c/o Oklahoma City Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1146. If submitting an application by email, only one copy shall be emailed to Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma .

The Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma and/or other advisory committees will review all grant proposals that are prepared according to the guidelines outlines above. All applicants will be notified of the Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma’s decision.

Please contact us via email or by telephone at (405)235-5603 to discuss your proposal before you fully develop the written application. This will give you an opportunity to fully understand the guidelines and the Board an opportunity to learn more about your specific interest.

Recent Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma grants:

Senior Law Resource Center is funded for public information about incapacity planning and end-of-life decision making. This project produces booklets to educate the public about Advance Directives and other legal supports and resources. The project also seeks to reduce caregiver burden and better ensure that patients at the end of life receive care consistent with their wishes and values. The project produces a guide for healthcare providers on medical decision-making for incapacitated patients, training for interns at the Senior Law Resource Center to assist people who wish to complete an Advanced Directive, training on Advance Directives for law students and this year will produce a Medicaid consumer guide, a booklet on financial planning as well as providing consumer consultations and public presentations in a variety of settings.

Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Care Association (OHPCA) promotes the advancement of hospice, palliative and end-of-life care by providing relevant education to health care providers and the community and providing local educational resources needed to ensure all Oklahomans receive quality end-of-life care. The Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma funding assisted the organization in conducting four educational events in 2011: a Spring Palliative Care Conference; two workshops on "Compliance Framework" to assist attendees with knowledge, tools and approaches to improve patient care, enhance agency communication and facilitate effective human resource management; and a Fall Conference themed "Passion for Progress” that focused on educating hospice staff members of all disciplines to strengthen their contributions to interdisciplinary care as well as prepare them for upcoming regulatory changes and increased monitoring of performance.

The Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association was awarded a grant to host the Conference "Improving Palliative Care for the Heart Failure Patient." Invitational notices were sent to hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, cardiac specialty groups, medical school departments and colleges of nursing. Nurses and social workers received continuing education units.

The OU Health Sciences Center Palliative Care Week provided educational opportunities for health care students and professionals from nationally-known speakers. Funding assists with speaker and event expenses. Events were held the Health Sciences Centers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and other local venues.