Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma

Palliative & Hospice Care

In 1997, when the Hospice of Oklahoma County merged its operations with a local hospital, proceeds were used to establish the Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. At the same time, the organization created a permanently endowed affiliated fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to support and promote palliative and hospice care in Oklahoma.


The Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma at OCCF grant opportunity is designed to improve end-of-life care and build awareness of hospice and palliative care options throughout Oklahoma.

Important Dates

  • Grant Application Opens: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – Begin submitting Letters of Intent.
  • Grant Information Virtual Meeting: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Grant Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Decision Notification Timeline: End of June 2024

Hospice Grant FAQs

Are applications submitted online?

Yes, after submitting an email requesting access to the application (please refer to the guidelines above). If your proposed program and organization appear to meet the guidelines, you will receive an email with a link and access code to the online application.

Will the organizations that apply receive notification if they are not approved?

Yes, all organizations that submit an application will be notified of funding decisions by the Notification of Funding Decision date listed.

What is Palliative or Hospice Care?

Palliative care occurs simultaneously with aggressive or curative treatments, often managing symptoms that these therapies cause. Palliative care is not necessarily restricted to those patients who are dying.

Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.

Khader K. Hussein Awards

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 School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing, the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing, Langston University School of Nursing and the Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing.

Recent Grants

Clarehouse – $10,000 – To help educate people on how to navigate life-threatening illnesses, caregiving and end-of-life decision-making and goal setting.

Gospel of Life Association – $100,000 – To help expand their caregiving team that provides daily care coordination and direct bedside care for terminal patients.

Hospice of Green Country – $10,000 – To support free community education events encouraging end-of-life care planning conversations with loved ones and medical professionals before a crisis strikes.

Mercy Health Foundation Oklahoma City – $25,000 – To support their Whole Person Care Initiative that provides dignified, compassionate care that addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients with serious illnesses.

Metropolitan Better Living Center – $15,000 – To help raise awareness and alleviate the misperception about hospice, advanced directives and palliative care to decrease the gap in equitable care among underserved communities.

Miller Hospice – $7,000 – To help fund the production of a video focusing on educating and increasing the general public’s awareness of hospice, end-of-life care and advanced directives.

St. Anthony Hospital Foundation – $15,000 – To help provide education on the availability, effectiveness and importance of hospice care as part of the care journey for terminally ill individuals.

How Can We Help You?

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Patti Biera

Sr. Programs Specialist

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Tracey Strader

Community Programs Manager