When you give to the ENA Foundation, you contribute to more than just a scholarship or research grant. You’re fueling the future of emergency nursing and the front line of emergency care—a profession that saves lives.
Your contributions help students obtain their nursing degree during a nursing shortage. You make it possible for nurses to earn their advanced practice or terminal degrees which impact the future of emergency nursing practice from helping helping set health policy and best practice, to performing research or teaching at a university. You also make it possible for nurses to attend the largest emergency nursing conference so they can go back and share that knowledge with their colleagues and incite positive change. You assist researchers who are eager to find solutions to some of the biggest issues in emergency care.
Thank you for making the ENA Foundation one of your charities of choice. We routinely hear from our scholarship and grant recipients who express the deepest gratitude for the education and research opportunities are afforded through the ENA Foundation.
Please consider making a gift to the ENA Foundation annually, so we can continue to fund the future of the profession. Your contribution makes a difference.Donate
Endowment funds help secure the ongoing future of the ENA Foundation by providing continual support. Endowment gifts are retained in perpetuity and cannot be spent; the investment earnings from the endowed funds provides annual awards to recipients. The amount awarded each year is dependent on the ENA Foundation’s spending policy, which is developed to provide a predictable stream of funding. While each endowed fund is accounted separately, each fund’s balance is pooled with other ENA Foundation endowment funds, increasing its potential for investment return while further strengthening its earning potential.
Endowed funds may be initiated with a gift of any amount and a signed agreement to fully fund the endowment within five years. Endowments are frequently funded by cash gifts, but they may also be funded by transfers of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and other types of property. Gifts toward endowed scholarships may also be made by bequest. Please contact the ENA Foundation for additional information or assistance.Endowments
ENA Foundation educational scholarships provide support to individuals and emergency nurses seeking a higher level of education. Thanks to generous contributions, we awarded more than $414,000 in scholarships in 2017. The call for scholarships is currently closed and will re-open March 1, 2018 - April 28, 2018.
"I started this journey with the goal of attaining a position as a nurse educator for the ED. With my master's many new doors will open to new and exciting opportunities in education.
Receiving my master's has better prepared me in my work environment with patients to view their healthcare from a more global perspective. I have grown to think about evidence based practice and "big picture" in providing care for the ED patient."
Anita Dorr Graduate Scholarship recipient
The ENA Foundation is pleased to offer research grant funding to encourage the development of evidence-based care that promotes quality outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and healthcare systems. Contribute to the advancement of emergency nursing and apply for a research grant. Research grants can be used as part of a degree program and can help shape health policy in direct patient care, within emergency departments, and at the local, state, and federal levels.
New to research? ENA Foundation offers $500 seed grants to that can help you open the door to future funding for emergency nursing research.
Applications for this team grant are currently closed. Please check back in August 2018.
The ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI) have combined resources to offer this annual research grant which provides funding for research that will advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing.
Now accepting applications through March 1, 2018, at 12:00 pm CT
Funding for this research grant is provided equally by the ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc.
The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and the ENA Foundation are pleased to provide a $50,000 research grant in 2017 to support a true physician-nurse partnership in a clinical research area pertinent to the practice of emergency medicine. This grant is intended for physician and nurse researchers to combine their expertise to develop, plan, and implement clinical research in emergency care.
Applications for this team grant are currently closed. Please check back in December 2017.
Funding for this research grant was provided equally by the ENA Foundation and the Emergency Medicine Foundation.
The mission of the ENA Foundation is to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing. Since 1991, the ENA Foundation has provided more than $2.5 million in educational scholarships and research grants to emergency healthcare professionals. We rely on contributions from you to support emergency nursing education and research.About Foundation