How Corporations Can Support the American Hospice Foundation
Corporate support can take many forms. Here are a few ideas:
• Educational grants for targeted programs, such as the training of health care professionals who are positioned to increase access to hospice, e.g., case managers, discharge planners, geriatric care managers, and employee assistance professionals.
• Funding for research projects, such as the development of a hospice consumer report card to improve access to good care.
• Contracts to train company HR and other managers to address the needs of grieving employees while maintaining high levels of morale and productivity.
• Financial support for national conferences convened by the Foundation.
• Corporate matching gifts that multiply the impact of employee donations.
• Unrestricted donations that testify to the corporation’s community spirit and commitment to employees and their families.
• Special events, such as golf tournaments, that create community spirit and garner favorable publicity.
• “Casual Fridays.” In exchange for company permission to wear casual clothes to work on a designated day, employees are encouraged to make donations to the Foundation. Corporate matching of employee donations creates an additional incentive with a multiplier effect.
• Implementing payroll deduction programs that facilitate employee giving. The Foundation is a member of America’s Charities, a leader in workplace charitable campaigns (CFC #0405.) Contact us for information on starting a charitable campaign in your workplace with America’s Charities.
Call AHF at 1-800-347-1413 to discuss how your corporation can get involved.