Awards & Recognitions

CaringMatters (founded as Hospice Caring) has received the following awards and special recognition for

our work in the community:

2019 Brooks Saltsman Award: The Healthcare Initiative Foundation recognized CaringMatters with this prestigious honor for our commitment to volunteerism in the health and wellness field.

2018 Making A Difference Award: Hospice Caring, Inc. was recognized by the Nonprofit Village for its outstanding contributions to community collaboration, nonprofit sustainability, and impact. 

Hospice Caring Receives Nonprofit Village's
2018 Making A Difference Award 

Maryland Nonprofits Standards of Excellence: Maryland Nonprofits recognized Hospice Caring, Inc. with the Standards for Excellence designation. Organizations receiving this designation have been carefully evaluated and found to consistently model high professionalism in their self-regulation of ethical and accountability practices.

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Hospice Caring, Inc. named as one of the best small non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area on multiple occasions.

Ruby Award from Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County Maryland: Penny Gladhill, Director of Volunteer Helping Hands and one of the founders of Hospice Caring, was honored in 2016 for her work to improve conditions for women and girls in the community.

GreatNonprofits: GreatNonprofits rated Hospice Caring as a 2012 Top-Rated Children and Families Nonprofit. 

Volunteer Engagement Stars Report: Hospice Caring was one of nine nonprofits profiled in a 2012 report from The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Volunteer Frontier highlighting the effective use of volunteers for maximum impact. Read the full report here.


CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  


Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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CaringMatters is a 501(c)(3) non-profi­t organization registered with the State of Maryland, and our EIN is 52-1591455. A copy of our current ­financial statement is available by contacting CaringMatters, Inc. at 518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 or at 301-869-4673. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary.