Jewish HomeLife is pleased to announce its at-home end of life care program, Weinstein Hospice, has received a $118,437 two year grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.

Out of almost 200 hospice organizations in Georgia, Weinstein Hospice is one of only a handful of non-profit hospices. Due to the very high cost of care for cancer patients, hospices in our state often have conflicting goals: to maximize profit and provide good patient care. Often, these two goals are at odds with one another. Physicians and hospitals in the Atlanta area refer more cancer patients to us than to other hospices, relative to our size, as evidenced by Medicare’s Hospice Compare Website. 40.8% of our patient census have cancer diagnosis vs the national average of 27.3%.

 “These grant funds help ensure that oncologists can refer more patients to Weinstein Hospice, secure in the knowledge that we have the capacity to provide the BEST care as their patients transition to their end of life journey under our care.” – Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director

The Community Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.

About Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta

  • The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta strengthens our region by providing quality service to donors and innovative leadership on community issues. Our Goals: We engage philanthropists by providing personalized philanthropic advice to individuals and families interested in making a long-term impact with their giving.
  • We strengthen our region’s nonprofits by supporting nonprofits through grants and guidance, strengthening their ability to make an impact on critical issues in our region.
  • We advance public will by leading and participating in collaborative efforts to provide solutions to community problems, often partnering with other funders, nonprofits and individual donors.
  • We practice organizational excellence as a trusted steward of a long-term charitable resource for our 23-county region, and we value learning, leadership and transparency.

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