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We want to let you know about Dream Foundation’s response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation with our continued focus on guarding the safety and well-being of our Dream Recipients, their families and caretakers as well as our volunteers.

Dream Foundation will continue to fulfill final Dreams during this time, but we are taking certain precautions and are monitoring the situation closely.

  • At present, we will be evaluating all travel Dream requests on a case by case basis.
  • In keeping with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will be suspending all Dream requests to largely attended events or theme parks, where there may be an increased risk of contamination. We will work with applicants who request such Dreams to suggest alternatives.

We do not intend these changes to last long and will return to our regular operations as soon as it is safe and secure for Dream Recipients and our community at large.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.



Dream Foundation’s Dreams touch lives, meet essential needs and provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. Over the past two decades, our Dreams have provided psychosocial and emotional support tailored to thousands of terminally-ill adults and their families. Our work plays a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for patients and their families. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 32,000 Dreams over the past 25 years.

If you only had twelve months to live…what would your DREAM be?

Dreams can be as simple as basic needs items, creating happy memories, meeting a personal hero—any request that provides support and compassion. Through this non-medical form of end-of-life compassionate care, Dreams provide inspiration, comfort and closure to Dream recipients and their families.


Dream recipients live in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, are 18 and older, are diagnosed with a life limiting illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less, and lack the resources to fulfill the Dream themselves.

We do not fulfill certain types of Dreams.

Dream Application

Please use the following links to complete your application:

Apply online
Download Application PDF
Download Medical Release Form PDF. This form can be faxed or mailed in separately.

Health care professionals, please start here

Questions about your application? Please contact application@dreamfoundation.org.

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