ENA Foundation's Impact Funds Help Donors Change Lives Today, Not Tomorrow

September 14, 2022 ENA Foundation

You can have an immediate impact on funding the future of emergency nursing 

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2022) – The ENA Foundation proudly revamped a giving opportunity for donors that accelerates the impact of their donations by making funds more accessible to applicants. Donors can now help change lives more directly.

“The Impact Funds are great for donors who are looking to have a significant effect,” said ENA Foundation Chairperson Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN. “Someone who donates to an impact fund can be proud that their money is directly supporting an emergency nurse who is advancing their education or advancing the profession through research.”

Impact Funds have fewer restrictions than traditional endowments, which take longer to establish and can only use interest earned. Impact Fund donations can be dispersed in a shorter timeframe based on the donor’s wishes.

“The Impact Funds are great for scholarship and grant applicants too,” said Solheim. “These folks looking for assistance will have money quicker than through a traditional endowment.”

A donor who chooses to give to an impact fund has the opportunity to name the scholarship or grant and may replenish the fund at their discretion. The ENA Foundation is accepting donations for its Impact Funds between $20,000-$100,000.

You can learn more about the ENA Foundation’s Impact Funds through the ENA Podcast here. If you are interested in donating to the ENA Foundation through an impact fund, visit ena.org/foundation.


About the ENA Foundation

The ENA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is the philanthropic arm of the Emergency Nurses Association. The Foundation fuels the future of emergency nursing with a mission focused on providing academic scholarships and research grants to emergency nurses. Since 1991, the ENA Foundation has awarded approximately $5.7 million to more than 2,500 emergency nurses to help them earn degrees, expand their skills through continuing education and conduct research projects directly related to emergency nursing and led by nurse researchers.

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

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Director of Communications