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VNA Foundation


Last profile update: 11/12/2017
Last grant data update: 05/15/2018

At A Glance

VNA Foundation

(doing business as Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago)

20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 3118

Chicago, IL United States 60606-3101

Telephone: (312) 214-1521


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation






Established in 1995 in IL; converted from the transfer of VNA-C operations to CareMed Chicago; status changed to a private foundation in July 1998 - From 1890 to 1995, the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago employed its own nurses and other health professionals to provide health care to the underprivileged. Now the VNA Foundation operates exclusively as a grantmaking foundation, giving financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved. Our methods have changed, but our mission has not: To support home- and community-based healthcare for the medically underserved in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Purpose and Activities

The grantmaking goal of the foundation is to support home- and community-based health care and health services for the medically underserved in Cook and the collar counties, IL, with a focus on Chicago. Capital, program and general operating grants to support home, health, community and school-based services, prevention and health promotion, and early intervention are available to nonprofits. Priority is given to programs in which care is provided by nurses. The population targeted by the program must be medically underserved.