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Frequently Asked Questions About the American Nurses Foundation

What is the American Nurses Foundation?

The American Nurses Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and its mission is to “Transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

Is the American Nurses Foundation part of ANA?

Yes. The American Nurses Foundation is a related entity of the ANA. Founded in 1955 as the research, education, and charitable affiliate of ANA, the Foundation is the national philanthropic organization that promotes the continued growth and development of nurses and services to advance the work of the nursing profession.

Does the Foundation limit its support to ANA projects?

No. The Foundation supports research nationally through its Nursing Research Grants program (NRG, its support of scholarships in collaboration with our affiliated state associations, and a limited number of other projects. However, beyond the NRG, the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

How do I apply for a research grant?

Each year, through our Nursing Research Grants program, the Foundation provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care.

The research grant application is available online ONLY from February 1 – May 1. For a complete list and updated information and organization click here.

The American Nurses Foundation exists primarily to fund nursing research projects?

No! The Foundation has several programs to bolster and support nurses and the dynamics of the sector like Joining Forces, Healthy Nurse and the Leadership Institute.

How can I receive notifications for grant opportunities?

For more information and updates, subscribe to our e-mail list.

Where is the American Nurses Foundation located?

The Foundation is located at 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

Where do I send my donation?

The Foundation accepts monetary donations at the following address:

American Nurses Foundation
PO Box 504342
Saint Louis, MO 63150-4342

To donate online, click here.