About the Illinois Nurses Foundation

Our Mission

The Illinois Nurses Foundation elevates, transforms, and inspires the nursing profession and healthcare in Illinois.

We accomplish this through awarding scholarships and grants, professional development/education, and recognizing nurses and their contributions to the profession and their community.

Our Vision

To build a preferred inclusive future where all nurses and the nursing profession are recognized and rewarded for our unique contributions to Illinois healthcare. 

Core Values



Transparency in all our philanthropic endeavors


Embrace an inclusive culture that celebrates our common yet diverse backgrounds


Empower and enhance forward-thinking approaches and advancement of the discipline of nursing.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Foundation is to collaborate with community partners in promoting the health of the public by supporting nurses through charitable research and educational initiatives.

That purpose will be accomplished through the following philanthropic activities:

Providing scholarship funding to students of nursing and nurses

Funding scholarly initiatives that promote the health of people and development of the nursing profession

Informing the public about health issues and nursing

These activities will be accomplished through procuring grants and endowments from private foundations, corporate sponsors, government agencies, and individuals.

How INF Came to Be

In honor of its first 100 years, INA established the Illinois Nurses Foundation to promote the health of the public by advancing the nursing profession in Illinois. This purpose will be carried out through its programs.

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