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Nurses Make the Difference

Nominate a Nurse: Do you know a nurse who goes above and beyond in their care for patients? Nominate them for our “Honor a Nurse” program! Whether they work in a hospital, clinic, school, or any other healthcare setting, we want to recognize their exceptional commitment to their patients and profession.

Grant Program

Applications are open all year – reviews are conducted in April and October.  Did you know that the INF awards seed ( up to $500), small ($501-$1500) and large ($1501-$5000) grants for small projects, quality improvement/innovation initiatives and nurse-led research? Applications are accepted online and can be revised and edited at any time.  Only complete applications are reviewed.     

INF Annual Report

We are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated release of our 2023 Fiscal Year Annual Report, a comprehensive overview of our achievements, milestones, and the incredible impact we’ve made throughout the year. At the Illinois Nurses Foundation, we believe that when we work together, amazing things happen!  

40 under 40 Nominations

Nominations are now open for individuals from all areas of nursing – Practice, Education, and Administration – who have made outstanding contributions to the nursing profession. We are marking 10 years of the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s initiative to recognize emerging nurse leaders. 

About INF

We promote the health of the public by supporting nurses through charitable research and educational initiatives.

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Our Programs

Through scholarships, grants, and various awards, we honor and support Illinois nurses.

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Ways to Give

Support INF with a donation, the purchase of a memorial or honor gift, or by simply shopping on Amazon.

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INF Grants

A Small Group of Nurses Can Accomplish Great Things

The INF provided grants that funded successful Public Health Nurse Academic-Practice Partnerships. Students from BSN, RN-BSN and MSN programs implemented projects serving local health department employees, community providers, parents, caregivers, and high-school students. Topics included employee wellness, sexually transmitted infection prevention, immunization adherence, and asthma.

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