Lighthouse of Hope Fund

People living with life-limiting illnesses often have special wishes. They wish to speak with long-lost family members, revisit a favorite place or experience a simple dream such as a dinner out with a spouse.  The Lighthouse of Hope Fund seeks to meet these end-of-life requests.

Our Lighthouse of Hope Fund offer children and adults with a life-limiting illness, such as cancer, heart failure, liver disease, end-stage renal disease and ALS the chance to take a break by allowing them to have their wishes and dreams come true. Such dreams – big or small, can help people with life-limiting illness improve the quality of their lives in ways medicine alone cannot.

  • Individuals (adults and pediatrics) must be under the care of a National Hospice & Palliative Care provider member, have a life expectancy of one year or less and not have any other means to fund the specific request.
  • Requests must support "experiences for the living" (ex. flying people in to visit, special events like fishing trips or special dinners, opportunities to spend time with family and friends in a memorable way, etc.)

At this time, we are not able to accept applications from hospices that are not current members of NHPCO, or directly from hospice and palliative care clients or family members.