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. 


2024 WHA Foundation - Clinical Simulation Lab Scholarships

WHA Foundation is once again offering scholarships to Wisconsin member hospitals, allowing them to designate an interdisciplinary team to participate in clinical simulation training focused on stroke, sepsis/septic shock, or high-risk OB delivery. This year, the WHA Foundation has an agreement with the Gundersen Health System Integrated Center for Education (ICE) to provide their upgraded facilities and equipment to scholarship recipients. 

Eligibility and Criteria Information
2024 Clinical Simulation Lab Scholarship Application

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, May 10.


2023 Year in Review Report

We are proud to introduce the 2023 WHA Foundation 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 2023 WHA Foundation - Year in Review Report


Friends of the Foundation

Thank you to the 2024 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