The Foundations provided the first grant to the Connecticut Hospice, which inaugurated hospice care in America in 1976 and helped spawn the hospice movement throughout the nation.
In 2017, AVDF renewed its commitment to this critical area with a three-year, invitation-only initiative that provided grants to key organizations seeking to improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care nationwide.
The following organizations have been supported during this period:
We are currently evaluating the results of this initiative. More information about AVDF funding in this area will be available in the spring of 2021.