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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:

You can support the WHA Foundation and learn about the programs within these three funding priorities in the WHA Foundation Annual Fundraising Campaign Brochure.


Call for Nominations:
2020 Global Vision Community Partnership Award

The WHA Foundation is pleased to once again announce the call for nominations for the Global Vision Community Partnership Award. 

Honor one of your hospital’s community health projects by submitting a nomination for a 2020 Global Vision Community Partnership Award, presented by the WHA Foundation.
This competitive grant award is presented to a community health initiative that successfully addresses a documented community health need. The Award, launched by the WHA Foundation in 1993, seeks to recognize and support ongoing projects that support community health.
All WHA member hospitals are encouraged to nominate a community health project. Criteria for the award include:
  • Must be nominated by a WHA hospital member
  • Be an ongoing program, in existence for a minimum of two years (excluding development time).
  • Address a documented community health need
  • Use a creative or innovative approach to addressing the need
  • Incorporate a collaborative approach or partnership in development and implementation of the program
  • Produce measurable results
Two winners are selected and each will receive a commemorative plaque and a $2,500 unrestricted grant. 

Nominations are due July 24, 2020. Nomination forms can be found here:

For more information about the Award, please contact Leigh Ann Larson, WHA Foundation Executive Director and WHA Vice President of Education and Marketing 608-274-1820 or