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Indiana Health Care Foundation

Supporting health care services for the aged and chronically ill.

Indiana Health Care Foundation

The Indiana Health Care Foundation (IHCF), a 501 (c) (3) organization, was established in 1997.  Our core purpose is to further the knowledge, education, information, and understanding in the areas of health care, wellness, and services to the aged and chronically ill.

Long-Term Care Scholarships

We are excited to announce the 2021 scholarship cycle to help further higher and continuing education opportunities for long term care professionals.  Applications will be available April 5, 2021 and the submission deadline is June 7, 2021. Stay tuned for more information.


Foundation Focus

Creating Careers

Engage a network of community and business partners with a common goal to develop sustainable career pathway models in healthcare.


Provide financial support to individuals seeking to improve skills in the area of workforce, education, and training.

Research Grants

Provide research support - by awarding grants to qualified organizations that conduct research that impacts long term care industry.

Here's How You Can Make A Difference

We know that now more than ever we are stronger together. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the long-term care sector.  The work we do at the Indiana Health Care Foundation enables upskilling of the dedicated and compassionate long-term care professionals who care for the frail and elderly in our communities. You can make a difference by supporting our work.  Your donation will help ensure that IHCF continues to serve as an important resource for our community.

Support Our Work

We deeply value your generosity.  Your contributions directly support the work we do and enable us to serve as a resource to the long-term care professionals in our state.  Please contact Emily Lutz at to learn how you can support our work. 

Participate In Our Upcoming Golf Outing | June 14, 2021

Sponsor or host a foursome at the IHCF annual golf outing and help us grant scholarships to deserving candidates interested in advancing their careers in long-term care. In 2020, IHCF awarded more than $21,000 in scholarships benefiting long-term care professionals and we look forward to raising more dollars this year to continue supporting the scholarship program. Register today for the 2021 golf outing scheduled for June 14 at Country Club of Indianapolis. 


Indiana Health Care Foundation Board of Directors

Laurie E. Martin


Partner, Hoover Hull Turner LLP

Chris Murray


President, Caitlin-Morgan

Jennifer Gappa, RN


Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Miller’s Health Systems

Shelia Guenin


Senior Vice Pres. of Long Term Care, Health & Hospital Corporation

Vivian Wright-Defrees

President/CEO, Success Development Inc.

Aaron Grindstaff

Regional Director of Operations, TLC Management

Devon Brewer

Chief Operating Officer, SafeCare

Mary Anne Sloan

Vice President for Healthcare- Office of Workforce Alignment, Ivy Tech Community College

Jill Dirbas

Assistant Executive Director, University Heights Health & Living Community

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