Shaaron Kent designated in her will that part of her estate be allocated to hospice programs for end-of-life care. To help carry out her wishes, a group of volunteers with interest and expertise in end-of-life issues. Since 2012, CFSA has granted $830,072 from the Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund for education on end-of-life issues and programs providing direct care and services at the end-of-life.
As Baby Boomers in southern Arizona enter their third stage of life, we have witnessed 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, especially for underserved and vulnerable communities.
The Shaaron Kent End of Life Grant Round has been supporting individual organizations within the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership with grant funding from 2017-2019 in partnership with The David and Lura Lovell Foundation. Funding for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019 and running through June 30, 2020, will be by invite only with current grantee partners. CFSA is excited for the next competitive grand round, anticipated to open in early 2020.