Formerly Optimal Hospice Foundation

About the Foundation

Since 1979 the Optimal Hospice Foundation has been committed to our Mission to ensure hospice care and other compassionate programs are available for families facing a life-limiting illness. Programs include outreach & education, hospice care funding for the uninsured and bereavement support including an annual Kids Camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. To fulfill this Mission the Foundation has partnered with Optimal Hospice Care. In 2018, Optimal Hospice Care was purchased by Bristol Hospice and in October of this year all Optimal locations changed their name to Bristol Hospice.

To reflect our continued partnership we are excited to announce that on January 1, 2021 the Optimal Hospice Foundation changed its name to Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA. We will continue to fulfill our Mission, programs, services and events with same team of staff and volunteers. This change allows us to grow and serve more families as we will partner with all California Bristol locations, growing from 8 community office locations to 19.



Memorial and General Donations

Donate through our website or download our charitable contribution form and mail with a check. For Light Up A Life please used the name submission/donation form under the events tab.

Kids Camp

Learn more about our summer program for children who have expeience the loss of a loved one.


Read through our archive of past newsletters to learn more about our foundation.

Light Up A Life 2022

Light Up A Life ceremonies will be in person this year. Ceremony dates, times and locations are listed below.

Bakersfield – Wednesday, December 7th  at Bakersfield KOA Journey RV Resort, 5025 Wible Road, 6pm

Fresno/Madera Counties – Thursday, December 8th  at the Campus Point Shopping Center, 5050 North Chestnut Avenue, in Fresno, 6pm

Kern River Valley – Tuesday, December 13th at Kernville Circle Park, 5:30pm

Tehachapi – Wednesday, December 14th  at Wood Family Funeral Home, 321 West F Street, 5:30pm

Tulare/Kings Counties – Tuesday, December 6th  at Cafe 210, 210 Center Avenue in Visalia , 6pm

For name submission and donation please use the form on the Light Up a Life page. Please do not use the general donation button.