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VNA Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-09-09

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

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $55,986,810

Total giving: $2,210,855






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.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made a PRI to an organization that provides loans and technical assistance to nonprofit borrowers.

Fields of Interest

  • Dental care
  • Health
  • Health care clinics
  • Home health care
  • Medical support services
  • Nursing care
  • Out-patient medical care
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $55,986,810 (market value)

Gifts received: $20,078

Expenditures: $3,164,521

Total giving: $2,210,855

Qualifying distributions: $2,629,457

Giving activities include:

$2,210,855 for 61 grants (high: $75,000; low: $250)