WHA Foundation


The WHA Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1968 to support educational, research and charitable programs of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and its members. Today, as a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation focuses its grant making priorities on initiatives that have a statewide impact on health care in Wisconsin. The Foundation's three specific funding priorities include:

  • Health Care Workforce Development
  • Health Care Quality and Safety Initiatives
  • Collaborative Community Health Initiatives, through the annual Global Vision Community Partnership Award. 


WHA Foundation accepting nominations for the 2023 Global Vision Community Partnership Award

The WHA Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2023 Global Vision Community Partnership Award. Established in 1993, the award provides recognition, financial support and public awareness of a community health initiative or project, created in partnership with a WHA member, that successfully addresses a documented community health need. Partnerships must reach across the community or population served, and the program must be an active ongoing enterprise at the time of nomination.
To learn more about the award and access the nomination form, click here. The deadline for submitting your nomination is Friday, August 11.
For questions related to this award or the WHA Foundation, contact WHA Foundation Executive Director Leigh Ann Larson at llarson@wha.org

2022 Year in Review Report

We are proud to introduce the WHA Foundation 2022 Year in Review report. This report is a review of the positive impact Foundation program funding has had throughout the state.  Click here to review the 2022 WHA Foundation Year in Review Report


Friends of the Foundation

Thank you to the 2023 Friends of the Foundation: WHA Information Center.

To learn how you can become a Friend of the Foundation, please contact WHA Foundation Executive Director, Leigh Ann Larson, at llarson@wha.org