The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education works to raise, steward, and distribute funds to support the mission of the National League for Nursing: promoting excellence in nursing education; building a strong and diverse nursing workforce; advancing the health of our nation and the global community. The NLN Foundation collaborates with partners in various industries to empower nurse educators through scholarships and research initiatives that change the landscape of nursing education. As the preeminent funder of scholarships, grants, research, and faculty development programs, the NLN Foundation is committed to empowering nurse educators today and for generations to come.

The NLN Foundation's goal is to raise $430,000 by December 31, 2024. All donations will help us successfully support our programs in 2024 and 2025. Make a gift today and help us advance the health of our nation through the power of nursing education. You may make restricted and unrestricted gifts to the NLN. Learn more below and make a difference today.

Unrestricted Fund

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Unrestricted donations are very special because they provide funds that can be used where they are needed most as determined by the CEO and the Board of Trustees.

NFNE Advisory Council members can also Donate directly to the NFNE Advisory Council campaign.

Restricted Funds

Restricted gifts can be made to support a particular program such as the NLN Foundation scholarships, research grants, writing retreat and more. All of our programs advance our mission and help nurses who want to teach and enhances the science of nursing education.

Endowment Funds

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NLN Foundation Endowment Funds, established in 2004, ensure a lasting legacy by providing funds in perpetuity for nursing education, research, and faculty scholarships. To create a new named fund, a gift of $50,000 is required. However, anyone can designate a a gift to any endowment fund.

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, we have established the following named endowment funds: