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VNA Foundation Grant

Grants to Chicago Area, Illinois Nonprofits
for Health Services to the Underserved

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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VNA Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

04/25/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $15,000 to $80,000 to Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations to benefit medically underserved populations. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Applicants seeking multi-year support must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be requested for capital projects, operating support, start-up support, and program support.

Programs must benefit residents of Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties, with a focus on Chicago.

VNA Foundation funds must be used only for the medically underserved. This is accomplished through grants to agencies that work exclusively with this population, or by funding specific programs that target the under- and uninsured.

All grants must support home- or community-based health care and health services.

In deference to the Foundation’s roots as the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago, priority consideration will be given to programs in which care is provided by nurses.

The Foundation will consider requests in the following areas:

-Home health care services
-Community and school-based services
-Primary care and chronic disease management
-Health promotion

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179304

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each request is considered on an individual basis, but grants generally range from $15,000 to $80,000.

Term of Contract:

The VNA Foundation does make multi-year grants, but infrequently.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All grants are made to qualified nonprofit agencies exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3), and designated as public charities under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2), of the Internal Revenue Code.

VNA Foundation does not provide grants to section 509(a)(3) “supporting organizations.”

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Intent and proposals must be submitted online and are due by 5:00 PM on the dates listed below.

Quarterly Deadlines

Letters of Intent Due:
June 21, 2018
September 20, 2018
December 17, 2018
March 21, 2019

Proposals Due:
July 26, 2018
October 22, 2018 (updated)
January 24, 2019
April 25, 2019

Based upon a review of the Letter of Intent, you will either be asked to submit online a complete copy of a full proposal or be advised to look elsewhere for funding.

Grantees interested in renewal funding, and those with multiyear awards, should contact their Program Officer to discuss acceptability and timing of a request.

Applicants seeking multi-year funding are asked to contact the Foundation prior to applying.

Application Deadlines:


If you’re a current grantee interested in renewal funding, please refer to the renewal funding page:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOIs online:

VNA Foundation
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3118
Chicago, IL 60606


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties