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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.

Scholarship funds come from donations from the generosity of the John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, the IHCA Memorial Fund, HPSI, The Vetter Foundation, the Iowa Medical Directors Association, IHCA Districts and Allied Groups. Foundation trustees and IHCA staff personally presented the scholarships to the recipients. These presentations honored the scholarship recipients, bring personal recognition to them in their own communities, among their peers, their families, and friends. 

In 2018, 15 individuals received scholarships to support their academic growth and the expansion of their careers within the long-term care profession. $15,000 was awarded bringing the total dollar amount of scholarships given to more than $540,000. 

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.

2018 IHCA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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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