Supporting Home and Community-based Health Services for Chicago’s Medically Underserved


VNA Foundation was founded in 1890 as the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago, an organization that employed its own nurses and other health professionals to provide health care to the underprivileged.

In 1995, VNA transitioned to the grantmaking foundation we are today, giving financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved.

Although our focus has been unwavering for the past 100 years – helping the men, women and children of Chicago who lack access to basic health services, we no longer provide direct nursing services.


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.

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