Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
110 E Lauderdale St.
Tullahoma TN 37388-4508
Mission Statement
Hospice of the  Highland Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that assists hospice patients who are suffering end-of-life hardship due to their illness regardless of which hospice the patient chooses for care. Grants provide by HHRF for hospice patients are for needs that are outside the realm of care required by the hospice services or what Medicare and private insurance provide for the hospice patient.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. P. David Elrod President
Board Chair Dr. P. David Elrod President
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jacobs
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2008
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $99,945.00
Projected Annual Revenue 55000 (2018)
Statements
Mission
Hospice of the  Highland Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that assists hospice patients who are suffering end-of-life hardship due to their illness regardless of which hospice the patient chooses for care. Grants provide by HHRF for hospice patients are for needs that are outside the realm of care required by the hospice services or what Medicare and private insurance provide for the hospice patient.
Background

Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. (HHRF) is qualified under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is the only non-profit hospice foundation to help hospice patients in the Highland Rim area of Tennessee. HHRF does not provide hands-on hospice care; however, the foundation communicates with "area hospice providers" to provide grants for their patients who need assistance during end-of-life. HHRF is funded by a trust fund, individual donations, corporate/small business donations, bequests, gifts from associations and civic groups. Donations go directly to making a difference in the lives of hospice patients by:

  • HELPING to support our mission to assist hospice patients whose needs fall outside the realm of hospice care with utility and food assistance as our main focus and miscellaneous grants are approved depending on the individuals personal situation.
  • RELIEVING financial distress/hardship during end-of-life care for the hospice patient and their family.
Impact
Accomplishments for 2016:
 1.   Grants for Hospice Patients:
      a. Utility Assistance                                                          19624
      b. Food Assistance                                                            32897
      c. Funeral Expenses                                                            9200
      d. Thanksgiving & Christmas Meals                                  2500 
      d. Other Hospice Patient Assistance                                  4300
TOTAL GRANTS FOR HOSPICE PATIENTS-2016     68612   
 
Other hospice patient grants are based on individual needs such as basic clothing, nutritional supplements, room air conditioners for COPD patients, space heaters in the winter, wheel chair ramps, landline phone for patients living in the rural counties to be able to call their hospice provider.
      
2Educational Grants 2016:
a.   High School Students Educational                          1000
 
Accomplishments for 2017:
 Projected Total Hospice Patient Grants:        50000
  • Electric Bills & Utilities                           20000
  • Food Vouchers                                          25000                            
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Meals            2500
  • Other Grants for Hospice Patients            1500
 2. Educational Grants 2017:                           
      a. High School Students Educational         1000
 
    (Total Grants -2017)                                    51000

 

 
 
 
Needs

Volunteer for the following areas:

  • Volunteers for Fundraising Events: "The Big Payback" in May of each year. Hand out flyers for fundraising events.  Volunteers will be needed for our second big fundraiser "In Memory of " 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Tim's Ford State Park. 
  • Volunteers to assist in the office working with Excel and to update newsletter mailing list.
  •  Applications for consideration for a position as an HHRF board  member can be found on our website by clicking on the "Board  Members" tab and the link for the application it is located at the  bottom of the page. Contact Director, Jennifer Lazenby  or any board member reference open positions. 

 

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations can be made in memory of or honor of a loved one by mailing a check to HHRF ~ 110 E. Lauderdale Street ~ Tullahoma, TN 37388. You may use the donation form provided on HHRF's website by clicking on the "Support Us" tab. This form can be printed and will help provide details regarding your donation. Online donation can be made by clicking on the green donation icon on our website.  This will take you to HHRF's profile on the GivingMatters website. Click on the red button to donate online. Be sure to include the name and address of individuals/family members you wish an acknowledgement to be sent. Donations may also be made anonymously.
    If you are interested in volunteering your expertise by assisting in the HHRF Office or at one of our annual events, the "Big Payback" each year in  May  and our 5K Walk/Run at Tim's Ford State Park on Saturday, October 27, 2018 please contact Jennifer A. Lazenby, Director via phone at 931-563-7439, or  e-mail at HHRF@lighttube.net. Please LIKE our FACEBOOK PAGE as this is another source for you to communicate with the Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
 
 
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organization Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations / Public Foundations
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Cannon
TN - Coffee
TN - Franklin
TN - Bedford
TN - Moore
TN - Warren
TN - Lincoln
HHRF provides grants for hospice patients in the counties of Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore and Warren counties. Specific towns are Altmont, Belvidere, Cowan, Estill Springs, Fayetteville, Gruetli-Laager, Huntland, Lynchburg, Manchester, McMinnville, Normandy, Shelbyville, Tracy City, Tullahoma, Sewanee, Winchester and Woodbury.
Board Chair Statement

From a governance perspective, we are fortunate to have a board where all members but one have many years of direct hospice experience. Their combined knowledge and practical experience enable them to quickly assess needs and either provide help or redirect valid requests to more appropriate agencies in a timely manner. The HHRF has from my perspective, two governance related challenges. One common to many agencies is continually working to ensure that resources are optimally expended to maximize benefit to those we serve. One unique to this organization is the time constraint for effective response. The needs identified by hospice workers, by their very nature are time sensitive and not suitable for lengthy analysis or deferred consideration. As such, evaluation and action on requests must be processed quickly with heartfelt consideration, for those we serve have little time to receive help before their journey ends. That fact must ever be in our minds as we seek to make the right decisions in providing aid and assistance. ~ President, Dr. P. David Elrod

CEO Statement

The Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation is unique in that it addresses the final gaps in the last weeks of an individual's journey through this life. We are fortunate to live in a place where public and private agencies provide many of the basic elements of end of life care, however, their formal structure and prescriptive rules prevent them from addressing unique and special needs that more than a few individuals experience in their final days. By design, HHRF works with hospice care providers to evaluate each need on its individual merits and render timely assistance in an individual's final days. As such, it complements the care provided through government and insurance programs and responsibly assists individuals who have no where else to turn for help.

Our organization is unique in one other way. Many other charitable entities help individuals through difficulties -- with hope that they may at some point in their future find their station in life improved so that they can in turn help others. HHRF differs from this in that the individuals we help are arguably among the least likely to ever have that opportunity. As such, HHRF is helping individuals who are among the most helpless in our society, communities, and families. That fact led me initially contribute to this work, and later to volunteer to serve with others in this cause. ~ President, Dr. P. David Elrod

Programs
Description

Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc., primary focus is to provide grants for hospice patients for utilities and food.  Additional grants are provided to ensure that hospice patients have the dignity and quality of life in their home setting based on the individual's needs. HHRF communicates with hospice agencies in the Highland Rim area of Tennessee. 


Budget 50000
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
Hospice patients and families are relieved of financial distress due to their illness. 
 
Long term Success To provide a better quality of life for hospice patients who are facing end-of-life difficulty due to their illness.
Program Success Monitored By Each year Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc., continue to reach out to more hospice patients for grants assistance. This is reported in the financial statements and IRS 990 forms.
Examples of Program Success
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundations, Inc., receives freely given feedback via e-mails and phone from area hospice social workers who see the impact that the grants from the foundation have on the hospice patient and their families.   HHRF also receives thank you notes from patient and families, as well as, phone calls for their appreciation of help received. Sometimes, a family member will stop by the HHRF office to express their gratitude for assistance. 
Scenario 1:  Patient lives with daughter and daughter's son. Her husband has a job but its seasonal and they try to make ends meet. This month they are unable to afford their electric and water bill because they are having to pay for land taxes.  
 
Scenario 2: Caregiver's husband has heart failure and she works full-time but tries to take time to come home and care for him. They have never had an electric bill this high and their income is fixed even though she is working. She is afraid. She is unable to pay this month's electric bill. (Taken directly from request form for assistance from social worker.)
 
Description Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc., Community Awareness Program helps to educate area hospices and the community regarding our mission of providing grants for hospice patients in need.
Budget 1000
Category
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments

HHRF Challenges:

  1. Our challenges include educating hospice agencies and the community on understanding how to utilize our services.
  2. Bringing awareness to HHRF helps with funding our mission for hospice patients.

Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. is addressing these challenges through community awareness opportunities and educating hospice staff.

 
 
 
 
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. P. David Elrod President
Company Affiliation Jacobs
Term Apr 2015 to Apr 2021
Email elrodpd@charter.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Dr. P. David Elrod PresidentJacobsVoting
Tjawanna A. Hammond, RN Board MemberNHC Tullahoma, Unit ManagerVoting
Pat L. Howard Secretary/Treasurer
Terri Bradshaw Milam Board MemberRetired Hospice RNVoting
Rev. Marty Nutter Board MemberMininster Faith Lutheran Church TullahomaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 20%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer A Lazenby
Company Affiliation COFFEE
Term Dec 2013 to Dec 2019
Email HHRF@lighttube.net
Standing Committees
N/A
CEO Comments

Our challenges include educating hospice agencies and the community on understanding how to utilize our services and funding to help support our mission to assist  hospice patients.

Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. (HHRF) is addressing these challenges through community awareness opportunities and educating hospice staff. 

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. P. David Elrod President
Term Start Apr 2015
Email elrodpd@charter.net
Experience Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. President, Dr. P. David Elrod is Regional Vice President of Business Development for Jacobs Technology. Prior to this role, he was employed at Arnold Engineering and Development Center (A.E.D.C.) in Tullahoma, TN where he served in a variety of roles including General Manager.  
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 6
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? No
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? No
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Senior Staff
Title Director of Administration
Experience/Biography Employed in Accounting for over 25 years. Employed with Hospice Foundation for 3 months.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $55,000.00
Projected Expenses $99,945.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 67%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$123,276$123,999$113,583
Administration Expense$11,848$10,984$33,973
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.430.230.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%92%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,027,234$1,046,301$1,128,752
Current Assets$35,350$30,397$38,626
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,009$2,415$2,354
Total Net Assets$1,025,225$1,043,886$1,126,398
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities17.6012.5916.41
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $27,649Contributions, Gifts and Grants $12,893Contributions, Gifts and Grants $21,871
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $23,638Fundraising Events $12,189Investment Income $6,615
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $4,269Investment Income $7,565Program Revenue $2,095
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2019
Solicitations Permit
CS Permit June 2019
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2018 Budget2018
2017 Budget2017
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments

Financial figures taken from Form 990.

Form 990 was prepared by Housholder Artman, PLLC. 

Comments provided by Nicole Rose 08/02/2018. 
Nonprofit Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
Address 110 E Lauderdale St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388 4508
Primary Phone (931) 563-7439
Contact Email HHRF@lighttube.net
CEO/Executive Director Dr. P. David Elrod President
Board Chair Dr. P. David Elrod President
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jacobs
Year of Incorporation 2008