The Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago was established in 1890 by Jane Addams and other courageous and pioneering women to give underserved men, women, and children access to basic health services. The organization's mission remains the same, and today the VNA Foundation awards grants to support home- and community-based healthcare and health services for medically underserved residents of the metro Chicago area, including the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Will.
To that end, the foundation provides program, operating, capital, and start-up grants in support of home healthcare services; community and school-based services; primary care and chronic disease management; and health promotion. Priority consideration will be given to programs in which care is provided by nurses. Grants provided by the foundation typically range between $15,000 and $80,000.
Letters of Intent are due September 19. Upon review, selected applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal by October 22, 2019
Eligible candidates must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be designated as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2).
See the VNA website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, previously funded programs, and an FAQ.