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Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program

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Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 27, 2024
Application: Jun 4, 2024

The Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program provides funding for creative, early stage nursing-driven innovations that target serious illness and end of life care for vulnerable populations, including:

  • People who are economically disadvantaged
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • People who identify as LGBTQ
  • Individuals who are homeless
  • Rural populations
  • Other groups that encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services

The program seeks proposals for bold, nursing-driven models of care that:

  • Challenge conventional strategies for delivering and improving care to marginalized populations
  • Demonstrate potential as a best-in-class intervention
  • Narrow gaps in health equity
  • Show potential for scalability

Additional priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following:

  • Build trust and credibility in programs or systems of care
  • Engagement of patients, caregivers, and communities
  • Inter-professional and multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Institutional and community partnerships
  • Provision of care in non-hospital settings
  • Measurable goals and outcomes

Eligible applicants include:

  • U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are not classified as private foundations
  • International organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations that are submitting a project that focuses within the United States
  • Government entities
  • Faith-based organizations that welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief

The Foundation welcomes applications from institutions and care settings from across the spectrum of care, and from practitioners representing a diverse range of backgrounds.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Project period: 12-18 months
Estimated number of awards: 10

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit an initial application through the online grant portal by February 27, 2024. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of June 4, 2024.

Tagged as
Access · Hospice and palliative care · LGBTQI+ · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups

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