The Indiana Nurses Foundation was established as the charitable corporation of the Indiana State Nurses Association. The Foundation was organized and incorporated in 1976 and is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Original purposes of the Foundation were educational, scientific and charitable. In 1992, the Nurses Foundation began a study of its goals and role in supporting nursing in Indiana. Through a series of consultants and focus groups, the role of the Indiana Nurses Foundation was changed to philanthropic. The Foundation now serves to accept and dispense monies that benefit the profession of nursing in Indiana. Since then the Foundation has provided funds for nurses to gain or continue their nursing education. The Foundation also sponsors workshops and nationally known speakers in Indiana.

Indiana Nurses Foundation 2020-2022 Officers:

President: Jo May 

Secretary:  Elizabeth Harris

Treasurer:  Barb Kelly


Deanna Abel

Jennifer Embree

Katie Feley

Audrey Hopper

Pamela Hunt

Leah Scalf


Award/Fundraising Luncheon

The Foundation awards research grants every year at their annual Award/Fundraising Luncheon.  The luncheon is usually held in April or May.  Research grants are accepted until January or February of each year.  This year, the Foundation will be awarding two $2500 research grants.  The next round of submissions will open in November of 2020 and will be due at the end of February, 2021 (tentatively). Please connect with us at [email protected] with any questions.

Tax-Deductible Contributions

The Indiana Nurses Foundation provides special opportunities to support the nursing profession in Indiana. The Foundation does not carry out fundraising activities but relies on gifts and bequests for specific and general purposes. Remembering the Foundation in your will or giving money in memory of a nurse or other family member will allow nurses in Indiana to benefit from your tax deductible contribution.


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You may also mail your donations to:

Indiana Nurses Foundation
2915 North High School Road
Indianapolis, IN  46224