We seek to make an enduring contribution to society by supporting end-of-life public engagement efforts that are well designed, have high impact, and create lasting value. We are especially open to funding projects that would otherwise fall through the cracks or go unfunded. 
We accept applications by invitation only and do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Our Partnerships
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:

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
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 are partnering with the Hospice Foundation of America to bring Being Mortal to communities nationwide. 

We are actively exploring additional avenues for funder collaboration on future projects.