About: History & Misson


In 1995, VNA transitioned to the grantmaking foundation we are today–a private foundation focusing 100% of our efforts on providing financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved.

Although we no longer provide direct nursing services, through our grantmaking we continue to help the men, women and children of Chicago access basic health services.


Over the years our methods may have changed, but our mission has not: To support home- and community-based healthcare for the medically underserved in the Chicago metropolitan area