Mission:

PROVIDE GRANTS TO NURSING ORGANIZATIONS & NURSES FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION, & CLINICAL PRACTICE.


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 |  8515 GEORGIA AVE STE 400 Silver Spring MD 20910-3492

American Nurses Foundation Inc. is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 13-1893924.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Educational Services and Schools - Other within the Educational Institutions and Related Activities category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1956.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

16/16 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

31.99%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$2,197,573

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

79.68%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

16/16 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

31.99%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



American Nurses Foundation Inc. reported its two largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$1,130,493

Spent in most recent FY

70%

Percent of program expenses


IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF THE NATION THROUGH PUBLIC POLICY, LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS, DISASTER RELIEF, AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.


$462,026

Spent in most recent FY

29%

Percent of program expenses


NURSING RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM SUPPORTS EXCELLENCE IN NURSING RESEARCH FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC.


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) was founded in 1955 as the charitable affiliate of American Nurses Association (ANA). Since then, the Foundation has fought tirelessly to advance the nursing profession through raising funds for advances in research, education, and clinical practice to the benefit of the whole health care system. Our vision is to achieve ‘a healthy world through the power of nursing’, and this is more relevant today than ever. With the future of health care changing so dramatically, nurses can revolutionize the approach to care for the better. The Foundation pursues this mission through: • Recognizing the dedication of America’s 4 million invaluable registered nurses and the lives they touch • Elevating the profession of nursing globally • Engaging all nurses to ensure professional success • Evolving the practice of nursing to transform health and health care With gifts and grants from generous donors – individuals, corporations, private foundations, and government agencies – the Foundation invests in the wellbeing and success of individual nurses while championing the nursing cause throughout the health care system, to improve health care for all.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

The American Nurses Foundation has an expansive reach and unique ability to engage with millions of nurses. The Foundation utilizes its access to this network to learn about the current needs and pressing issues facing the nursing profession. Based on that knowledge, the Foundation creates programs to address those needs. Foundation programs and services have manifested in resources to improve the overall health of nurses, support education and research , share free resources to help nurses advance their careers and improve their mental-wellbeing, and on a national level implementing legislative/regulatory education and advocacy activities to engage with Congress and government agencies around improvements to the nursing profession and patient care.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

The American Nurses Foundation has made significant positive impacts on the lives of nurses in America, with a history dating back to 1955. The Foundation has that capability in part because of the engagement it has with America’s 4 million registered nurses, including nurses who are not active members of the ANA. Through newsletters, surveys, webinars, and major events, the Foundation keeps abreast of all major issues that are important to American nurses. That information informs the Foundation’s work, so that programs are data-informed and designed to address specific needs that nurses identify. The Foundation has a dedicated fundraising and programming staff with nearly a century of collective non-profit experience. The leadership team, though small, is adept at designing and implementing programs, and all aspects of administering non-profit grants – both successfully acquiring external funding while also disseminating grants that the Foundation awards to increase professional expertise and improve the lives of nurses. The Foundation has significant external support which enhances its capabilities to fulfill its mission. The Foundation has a dedicated 18-person Board of Trustees featuring a diverse group of nurses, healthcare professionals, and representatives from the private sector. In addition, the Foundation maintains a corporate advisory board, a group of prominent companies that serves as a forum for fostering innovation in nursing. The Foundation also partners with other nursing and healthcare organizations, including American Academy of Nursing, National Academy of Medicine, Sigma Theta Tau International, a variety of nursing research societies and nursing specialty groups, and constituent and state nursing associations nationwide. That collective leadership significantly increases the capabilities of the Foundation. This widespread engagement, across industries and across the nation, ensures that our work is informed by a variety of timely perspectives. The Foundation collaborates extensively, thereby leveraging the expertise of partners and minimizing any duplication of effort. Together, we drive positive change in the healthcare system, as partners contribute resources and extend their influence to promote the overall goals of the Foundation.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

As the largest subset of health care workers, nurses are critical to America’s health care system. Nurses protect, promote, and optimize the health of their patients by preventing illness and injury, facilitating healing, and alleviating suffering. Nurses are role models, educators, and advocates. The American Nurses Foundation plans each program to support nurses with specified goals and both qualitative and quantitative performance targets. The Foundation conducts regular program assessments to determine whether the work is meeting its goals, ways to enhance the work, and the direct impact on the profession and healthcare overall. Therefore, the Foundation can measure its progress across all its program initiatives using clear metrics. A few examples follow. The Foundation has seen incredible success in its initiatives to provide more than $6 million in research grants and scholarship funds to current and aspiring nurses, and these programs have increased both in funding as well as participation year after year. The Foundation has driven the appointment of over 7,500 nurses to non-profit and corporate board positions as a founding member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition. Impactful programs have yielded increased participation, healthier behaviors, greater knowledge, practice innovations, and new leadership roles. These positive results are also directly related to growth in fundraising, because the Foundation would not be able to accomplish one without the other. The Foundation can also measure progress internally by the growth of our program portfolio and the addition of new team members dedicated to fundraising, new board members adding to a robust and diverse group of champions, and additions to the Foundation's Corporate Advisory Board to include names like Pfizer and Siemens. In addition, the Foundation will continue to rely on the voices of nurses to guide its programming and highlight issues in the profession. Those same voices are crucial in determining progress and success of programs. The Foundation consistently seeks that feedback in the surveys it produces, and the information is invaluable to assessing the success of the Foundation's programs.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

The American Nurses Foundation has accomplished a great deal in the past sixty-five years. From advocating for greater leadership roles for nurses, to funding innovative care solutions, the Foundation is passionate that nurses have a critical view of the challenges we face in health care, and that nursing should be supported to lead health care change. This will keep patients safe, ensure they experience the best care, and encourage them to lead healthier lives. Since 1955, the Foundation has awarded nearly 1,200 research grants totaling more than $6 million for nurses to advance clinical care and academic training. This work is important for the professional advancement of the individual nurse as well as the broader profession, and the practice of healthcare overall. It has developed and implemented national education and best practice campaigns focused on children, adults and the elderly. In the last few years, the Foundation has also awarded $125,000 in scholarships for aspiring and current nurses to increase their professional expertise. That is a vitally important program considering the exorbitant cost for nursing degrees and education pathways, weighed against the high demand for healthcare professionals, and a shortfall in the number of nurses. Additionally, it has provided awards for developing nursing leadership and innovation totaling $170,000 in two years. The Foundation launched the Nurses on Boards Coalition, a national partnership of organizations committed to appointing 10,000 nurses to boards of directors of corporate and non-profit health related organizations by 2020. Currently that initiative has helped 7,500 nurses achieve board leadership positions. Nurses give the best care to patients when they’re operating at their own peak wellness. The Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation program is an initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety. The Foundation has prioritized helping nurses be healthier and has enrolled 187,000 nurses and more than 500 partner organizations in three years. In the future, Foundation programming will continue to adapt to the current needs of nurses. There is no clearer example than the current fundraising priority for the Foundation: The Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. With focused fundraising efforts for individual donors and strategic outreach to corporate and foundation partners, the Foundation has raised $12 million dollars as of June 2020 for this initiative. The Fund is designed to address the most pressing needs for nurses working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund has four focus areas: direct financial support, mental health resources, access to latest medical/scientific information relative to the pandemic, and national advocacy.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


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