National Hospice Foundation Awards Grants for PPE
To help mitigate the financial challenge faced by our hospice community, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s fundraising affiliate, the National Hospice Foundation (NHF), is providing grants to member hospice programs to support the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment need in the time of COVID-19.
As of today, 12 hospices that have demonstrated significant need have been selected for grants up to $2,500 to purchase PPE. The grants were funded by the Cambia Health Foundation and other generous donors. To date, NHF has received more than $55,000 in donations to support the PPE grant initiative. The team at NHF and NHPCO continue to receive applications and will award grants through the summer.
“We are grateful to be in a position to offer needed funding for PPE. Our members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide critically important care in their communities - they must have the proper equipment to keep their staff and their patients safe. The PPE grants are an important part of NHPCO’s comprehensive approach to responding to this public health crisis,” said Edo Banach, President and CEO of NHPCO and NHF.
For anyone interested in supporting the NHF Workforce Emergency Support Fund, the secure donation online portal is currently open.
As the attention of the world remains focused on COVID-19, NHPCO offers relevant and timely resources for community-based hospice providers serving patients and families where they live at nhpco.org/coronavirus.