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The Family Hospice Foundation


Family Hospice Foundation, 700 Bower Hill Road, Suite 1405, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

The Family Hospice Foundation meets the needs of patients and families through a multitude of programs and services that would otherwise be unavailable.  Over the years, the Family Hospice Foundation has offered comfort items to patients and their families, medical treatments uncovered by insurance to ease pain, children's bereavement services, grief groups, therapy programs including music and aroma, and materials including Braille and large print literature.  Please click on our brochure to learn more.  We thank you for your consideration of making a donation.  It is our honor and privilege to provide enhanced care for your loved ones.   

Family Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.  Tax ID 25-1467014.              

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New Tax Laws for 2021

The Economic Security (CARES) Act has been extended through 2021 and makes a new deduction available for up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) when they take the standard deduction.  Also, individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct much greater amounts when making cash gifts.  Individuals up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income (up from the previous limit of 60%). Corporations up to 25% of taxable income (up from the previous limit of 10%). 



Heart of Gratitude

Reward an exceptional employee or volunteer for the remarkable level of care they showed your loved one and family. When you make a donation in their name, we will share your letter with their supervisor and they in turn will recognize thm and at an upcoming staff meeting.  They will award them with a lapel pin and make a record in their personnel file.  This honor may contribute to future awards and merit increases. 

Not only is your donation providing meaningful recognition, it is making a difference for future Family Hospice patients and families.  Funds raised from Heart of Gratitude are deposited into our Foundation which annually subsidizes programs and services that meet the needs of our patients.   

Click here to access the form. 



Contributions At Work 2017

While insurance, Medicare and Medicaid cover the cost of most of our services, there are some needs that can only be met by outside donations.  Your support helps to provide comfort and peace of mind to those in their final days. To learn how your donations are put into action, please review our brochure. 









Planned Giving From IRAs

Qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) allow donors who are at least 70 1/2 years of age to give charities up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRAs without it counting as taxable income.  QCDs count toward a donor's required minimum distribution; the amount of money they must withdraw from their IRA each year after they reach 70 1/2.  QCDs cannot be counted as a charitable deduction on federal taxes, even if they are itemized.  State laws may vary.  Please consult your advisor with any questions. 




Corporate Matching Gifts

Before making a donation, please consult with your company's Human Resources Department to see if your company will match your donation.  Make your contribution go twice as far!  Here is a list of some companies who have a matching gift program:



Unique Ways To Help


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Family Hospice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to Family Hospice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price from your eligible selections. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, there may be special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.
To change your charitable organization:
  • Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  • From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  • Select a new charitable organization to support.


United Way

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives. United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community.  If you choose to donate to Family Hospice through the United Way, our agency and code number are Family Hospice #171.  Please select this when prompted.  Your contribution supports patients and their families who annually receive end-of-life services.  Family Hospice enables patients to make choices about their care, supports families and friends who are grieving and educates both professionals and the community about end-of-life issues.