Shaaron Kent End of Life 2017-2018 Grant Round

When Shaaron Kent designated in her will that a part of her estate be allocated to hospice programs, a group of volunteers with interest and expertise in end-of-life issues were assembled to help her carry out her wishes. Since 2012, CFSA has granted almost $512,000 from the Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund for education on end-of-life issues and programs providing direct care/services at the end-of-life.

As Baby Boomers enter their third stage of life in Southern Arizona, we have seen and supported the beginnings of a consumer movement that engages individuals and their families, the faith community, health care practitioners and others in advancing end of life care. We want to continue to expand the awareness, understanding, and availability of end of life care-particularly for underserved and vulnerable communities.

Application Information and Guidelines

The End-of-life Grants Committee is utilizing a two-step process during the 2017 grant round. As a first step, the committee is inviting the nonprofit community to submit a Letters of Inquiry Application for programs and projects that align with one or more of the following focus areas:

1. Programs or projects that provide or enhance direct end-of-life services to low-income and people of color, and their families.

2. Programs or projects that help educate and bring awareness to low-income individuals, people of color and their families, caregivers, medical personnel and the community about end-of-life direct care and planning services, including palliative care and hospice.

3. Requests for core operating support from organizations already providing effective end-of-life services in one or both of the above areas.

The Letter of Inquiry process is now closed. The committee will review all letters of inquiry and will notify those organizations with qualified applications by March 28, 2017. This phase of the process is not a guarantee of funding.

The second part of the process due by April 28, 2017 includes submission of a final application and a site visit.

The committee will consider requests up to $80,000 over a two year period.

Notifications will be sent in early July 2017. 


Contact Kelly Huber at or by phone (520) 209-2858