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For more than 60 years, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have supported efforts by medical schools, hospitals, hospice programs, and other healthcare initiatives to enhanced medical education, the patient experience, and the quality of healthcare in America.

The Foundations provided the first grant to the Connecticut Hospice, which inaugurated hospice care in America in 1976 and helped to spawn the larger movement throughout the nation. In 2017, AVDF launched a pilot program that funded initiatives that sought to improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care for all Americans.

In 2021, the AVDF Board of Trustees affirmed that the Foundations will continue funding palliative care initiatives on an invitation only basis. As a result, we do not accept unsolicited funding requests in this Program Area.