Colorado Nurses Foundation

A nonprofit organization

On Colorado Gives Day, we’ll be celebrating our accomplishments and making good happen for nurses in Colorado. We invite you to join us by helping us share the news about Colorado Gives Day and invite your family, friends and your personal network to participate. Every gift is tax-deductible. The Colorado Nurses Foundation is committed to making a collective impact on a diverse, inclusive, and equitable care environment for all Colorado nurses and the Coloradans they serve. We embrace the uniqueness of all nurses and the kaleidoscope of humans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, or immigration path who call Colorado home. Our commitment to these values is central to our mission and guides the development and implementation of our programs and initiatives that foster nursing excellence and promotes the leadership role of nurses to create a sustainable healthcare system for Colorado. This day of giving is one of the many ways you can make a real difference.


Since 1987 the Colorado Nurses Foundation has recognized 768 nurses for excellence in nursing. Of these nurses, 212 are recipients of the Nightingale Award for their achievements in the nursing profession.

Annually the foundation awards scholarships to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Since 2012 the foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to Colorado nursing students.

The foundation also awards grants to support research and projects in nursing. Since 2012 the foundation has awarded over $115,000 in grants supporting applicants' important research and projects.


The Colorado Nurses Foundation is dedicated to improving health care and nursing practice in Colorado. The foundation was formed in 1987, as the Nursing Institute of Colorado. The mission of the organization is to advance nursing in Colorado through education, advocacy, and recognition.

Background Statement

The foundation was formed in 1987 as the Nursing Institute of Colorado. In 1998 the name was changed to the Nursing Foundation of Colorado and then later that year to the Colorado Nurses Foundation. The mission is the same as what it was in 1987, to support the accomplishment of nurses, promote nursing programs that advance the profession of nursing and recognize nursing excellence.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Nurses Foundation

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Year Established


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Health Care

Organization Size

Small Organization


2501 Jolly Rd. Suite 110
Okemos, MI 48864


2501 Jolly Rd. Suite 110
Okemos, MI 48864


2501 Jolly Rd. Suite 110
Okemos, MI 48864

Service areas

Arapahoe County, CO, US



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