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IHCA FoundationInspired by the committed and passionate men and women who make a difference in their professions and to the people they serve, the IHCA Foundation pursues a mission committed to the pursuit of excellence in care and service delivery thought the advancement of education, creativity, and innovation - Inspiring Greater Purpose. 

The IHCA Foundation (501c3) is committed to developing quality long term care professionals. The Foundation carries out this commitment by providing annual scholarships for the employees of IHCA member organizations who are furthering their health care education at accredited universities and colleges.

The scholarships are made possible by contributions from the John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, Health Purchasing Services (HPSI), the Vetter Foundation, PCPMG Consulting, Access Institute, Inc., the Iowa Society of Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders and IHCA Regional Chapters.

For Foundation scholarship recipients, this means an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. For IHCA member organizations, it means a better trained staff to provide a higher level of quality care and to achieve a higher satisfaction rating from residents, clients, family members and staff.

Scholarship Opportunities

In 2019, the Foundation will award up to 20 $1,500 scholarships to employees of our IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations who are continuing their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy or health care administration with the intent of working in the long-term services and supports field.

The application for the 2019 scholarship program is available here.

Giving Opportunities

You can contribute to the Foundation by committing to an annual giving pledge or through a one-time donation. Join an elite group of benefactors who believe in the mission of the IHCA Foundation. 

Donors are acknowledged annually in the Foundation's annual report and are recognized on our Foundation webpage.

Complete this donation form to make a contribution.

To learn more about how you can help support the Iowa Health Care Association Foundation, contact Cindy Baddeloo, IHCA Sr. VP & COO, at 800.422.3106.

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