We seek to make an enduring contribution to society by supporting innovative end-of-life care public education and culture change efforts designed with the everyday American in mind. We want to help make discussions about medical care decisions more accessible and welcoming for people from all walks of life. We are particularly interested in projects that reach communities of color and we value creative approaches that connect to people in their everyday lives.
We accept applications by invitation only and do not accept unsolicited proposals.
The John and Wauna Harman Foundation has partnered with a number of organizations that are dedicated to supporting seniors and helping all Americans plan ahead for end-of-life decisions. Our past and/or current grantees include:
Reimagine End of Life
The Center for Practical Bioethics
The Conversation Project
Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
FRONTLINE/WGBH Public Television
Harman Senior Center
Hospice Foundation of America
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
PREPARE for Your Care
Wake Up to Dying
In addition, we value collaboration with other funders as a way to increase the effectiveness of our support. In 2015, we partnered with the California HealthCare Foundation to promote community screenings of Being Mortal throughout California and to assess the film’s impact as a catalyst for change. In 2016 we partnered with Hospice Foundation of America to bring Being Mortal to communities nationwide.
We are actively exploring additional avenues for funder collaboration on future projects.