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The American Nurses Foundation is dedicated to transforming the nation’s health through the power of nursing. We find and fund new ways of solving problems, generating new ideas and tools, and laying the framework to promote a more positive experience for both nurses and patients. However, to do so we need your help.

American Nurses Foundation Thanks Donors and Nurses
: In April 2020 the American Nurses Foundation launched the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses to support the mental health, financial, educational and advocacy needs of nurses during and after the pandemic. The Foundation thanks the corporations and individuals who donated to the Fund and the nurses who work tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe.

To continue the critical work that we do, we rely on donations. Financial support can come in many forms:


Whether you’re considering a one-time donation or the kind of substantial pledge that might gain a place on our American Nurses Foundation Legacy Wall, make a contribution – to know that you’re making a difference.

Please note that the Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and that all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Foundation Donor Profile

Courtney Vose (DNP, MBA, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FAAN) Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital




Read Courtney's Nurse Leader and Donor Profile

Donor Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to make sure that you understand how your personal information is used. The ANA Enterprise Privacy Policy governs the privacy practices of the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) and provides detailed guidance regarding those practices. In addition to the ANA Privacy Policy, and the ANF Privacy Policy outlined herein, Foundation employees are expected  to comply with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, to include the Standards related to privacy and confidentiality of donor information.

By engaging with the American Nurses Foundation website or donor platform, you accept the privacy practices described herein, and responsibility for checking the ANF website for any updates made to this policy.

What Information We Collect
When you donate to, volunteer with, or otherwise support the American Nurses Foundation, we ask for basic information such as your name and contact information. When you donate to the American Nurses Foundation online and in certain other contexts, you provide us with your credit card information. We only use the contact and payment information you provide to process your donation and fulfill your requests for information. We do not retain your credit card information for any longer than necessary to process your donation. We also keep track of your participation in, and support of, the American Nurses Foundation activities so we can understand our supporters’ interests and evaluate the effectiveness of our work and our offerings.

Non-personal information from visitors to our website is also collected so that we can assess which parts of our site are the most engaging, where online visitors are going, and how long they spend there. Online visitors have the ability to disable this function in their browsers, however it may result in personalized content being blocked. For more information see the ANA Enterprise Privacy Policy.

Information Sharing
We do not send mailings to donors on behalf of other organizations.  The ANA Enterprise Privacy Policy provides specific guidelines regarding limitations to the sharing of your personal information.

Direct donations

Any direct donations – be they a one-time gift or an ongoing monthly commitment – will go towards helping fund the wide range of work that we do to support nurses and improve health care for all.

The easiest way to show your appreciation for nursing is by donating via the website. This will also allow you to take advantage of any matching donation program your employer may be part of (please be sure to check the box on the donation page).

You can also send us a donation through the mail to:

American Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 504342
Saint Louis, MO

Make a donation to the Foundation today

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift

Make a gift in memory or in honor of a family member, a special nurse, or a loved one. The Foundation's staff would be pleased to assist you in choosing an appropriate commemoration for your gift in memory of someone, or for an event such as a birthday, anniversary, or graduation. It's also a heartfelt thank you to an individual nurse or group of nurses, while at the same time supporting nurses in general to help more people, every day.

If you wish to send your donation by mail, please send your contribution to the following address.

American Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 504342
Saint Louis, MO 63150-4342
Phone: 301-628-5227 
Fax: 301-628-5354

If you wish to submit your donation online, follow the link below.

MAKE A MEMORIAL GIFT or tribute gift

Gift Planning

Many people who support the American Nurses Association and the Foundation say they derive great satisfaction from their generosity and would like to do more. The Foundation can suggest creative ways to support the American Nurses Foundation that you might not have considered. This is a free service provided by the Foundation; there is no cost to help you plan your estate. 

Click here for more information

Gifts of stock and IRA funds

One of the ways donors can financially support our work is through the transfer of assets. Foundation staff are always happy to accept donations in the form of stock or Individual Requirement Account (IRA) funds.

Gifts of marketable securities can be gifted to the American Nurses Foundation by transferring the shares to the American Nurses Foundation account at:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
DTC # 5198Account # 5TL-04149
Please contact Mark Randall at (301) 215-4446 or at for assistance in completing this gift process. Thank you!

Donating stock to the Foundation

How to transfer IRA funds


Achieve a profound lasting legacy, by supporting the Foundation endowment.

Thanks to the support of some generous donors, we have been able to initiate a wide range of programs that have benefitted nursing at multiple levels, from providing nursing research grants, to supporting public policy and fellowship programs.

Contact us about creating an endowment

Partial list of endowments

  • Anne Zimmerman Research Endowment Fund – Supports nursing research related to nursing practice or social policy.
  • Burnett Munsil Endowed Future Fund – General.
  • Chow-Togaski-Breitenbach Endowed Research Fund – Supports nursing research.
  • Dorothy A. Cornelius Scholar Endowment Fund - Supports nursing research.
  • Dorothy E. Reilly Endowment Fund – General.
  • Eleanor Lambertson Scholar Endowment Fund - Supports nursing research.
  • Elizabeth Carnegie Endowed Research Fund- Supports research about African American nurses.
  • Florence Nightingale Endowment Fund – General.
  • Hildegard E. Peplau Endowed Research Fund – Supports nursing research in psychiatric/mental health with an interpersonal focus.
  • International Nurses Endowment Fund – Supports nursing education, science, and research that enhances the prestige of nursing in the international community.
  • Irene Trowell-Harris Endowed Leadership Fund – Supports initiatives that give nurses a greater voice in influencing health care delivery and policy.
  • Jean E. Johnson Scholar Endowment Fund - Supports nursing research scholars focused on reducing the negative impact of illness – especially cancer.
  • Julia Hardy Endowed Fund – Supports nursing health care systems initiatives.
  • Leadership and Innovation Endowed Fund – Supports innovative programs.
  • Lucile V. Lukens Endowment Fund - Supports nursing research.
  • Margaretta Madden Styles Credentialing Endowed Fund – Supports nursing research on the impact of nurse credentialing.
  • Marion I. Strachan Endowment Fund - Supports nursing research.
  • Martha E. Brill Endowment Fund – Supports special projects and research.
  • Sayre Memorial Endowment Fund – Supports nursing research focused on patient care and leadership/management interactions.
  • Susie Robinson Scholarship Endowment Fund- Supports the ANA Minority Fellowship Program.
  • Virginia S. Cleland Endowed Research Fund –Supports nursing research.
  • Virginia Kelley Endowed Research Fund – Supports nursing research in the field of women’s health.
  • Virginia Stone Endowment Fund – Supports clinical nursing research in gerontology. 

Legacy Wall

Housed at the American Nurses Association Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Legacy Wall recognizes American Nurses Foundation donors whose contributions over the course of their lifetime are $10,000 or more to the American Nurses Foundation.

My legacy is to ensure nurses always have the opportunity to personify the value of compassion; develop more skills to advance the profession; improve communications to promote the public health and better serve patients; learn techniques to aid the healing process supporting the mission and work of the American Nurses Foundation.

Legacy Levels:

  • Bronze - $10,000 - $24,999
  • Silver - $25,000 - $74,999
  • Gold - $75,000 - $149,999
  • Platinum - $150,000 - $499,999
  • President’s Circle - $500,000+

Pledge plans are available by contacting: Kate Judge via e-mail or at 301-628-5228.



You may also mail checks to: 
American Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 504342
Saint Louis, MO 63150-4342

All donations support the mission of the American Nurses Foundation. The American Nurses Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses

The human toll of the Coronavirus-19 pandemic is felt throughout the nation and most acutely by the nation's largest body of health care professionals - nurses. To share your thanks and support for nurses on the frontlines, you can make a donation to the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.


Donate your vehicle

Even that old automobile you never quite got around to selling can be turned into a means of supporting the 4 million registered nurses in the U.S. – and a handy tax break for yourself. We have teamed up with CARS to offer a free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax-deductible donation benefiting the Foundation.

Find out more about donating a vehicle to the Foundation

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a method of charitable fundraising that involves individuals organizing personal campaigns to collect donations from their peers. These fundraisers can include asking for donations via crowdfunding, throwing occasion-specific fundraisers (like birthdays, memorial tributes, or in honor of National Nurses Month) or participating in events like 'fun runs'. 

American Nurses Foundation is happy to share its first Peer-to-Peer fundraising toolkit for supporters and donors to engage with. The toolkit provides step-by-step guides on how to create your own campaign across several platforms including Network For Good and Facebook. We encourage you to download the toolkit below and explore the possibilities of peer-to-peer fundraising within your own network!

Download the Peer-to-Peer Toolkit Here!


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