Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia. More than 90 percent of the college's graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening the local economy and workforce. Since its first graduating class in May 1968, the nursing program has graduated more than 3,400 registered nurses. The nursing curriculum prepares students for staff nurse positions in acute, long-term care and community-based facilities. Community College of Philadelphia seeks to create a caring environment which is intellectually and culturally dynamic and encourages all students to achieve.
Founded in 1929, the John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of training, research, and service system innovations that promote the health and independence of America's older adults. Through its grant making, the foundation seeks to strengthen the nation's capacity to provide effective, affordable care to this rapidly increasing older population by educating "aging-prepared" health professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers), and developing innovations that improve and better integrate health and supportive services. The foundation was established by John A. Hartford. Mr. Hartford and his brother, George L. Hartford, both former chief executives of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, left the bulk of their estates to the foundation upon their deaths in the 1950s. Additional information about the John A. Hartford Foundation and its programs is available at
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. The goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundation, Inc. was founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1945. In 1948, Hearst established the California Charities Foundations, later renamed the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Both foundations are guided by the same charitable mission, which reflects the philanthropic interests of their founder. Since inception, the foundations have made over 20,000 grants totaling more than $1.1 billion.
The Independence Foundation is a private, not-for-profit philanthropic organization serving Philadelphia and its surrounding Pennsylvania counties. The foundation's mission is to support organizations that provide services to people who do not ordinarily have access to them. The foundation's current funding agenda includes the following areas of interest: nurse managed health care, culture and the arts, public interest legal services, and health and human services, with special focus on food distribution, housing for the homeless, and services which help people with disabilities to lead independent lives. The foundation also has two special initiatives: Public Interest Law Fellowships and Fellowships for Visual and Performing Artists.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, in 2011 launched a charitable, private foundation whose mission is to transform health care through innovation in the communities it serves. The IBC Foundation and Independence Blue Cross are both committed to improving the health and wellness of the people of southeastern Pennsylvania. The foundation targets the following areas of impact: caring for our most vulnerable through nonprofit health clinics that deliver quality, cost-effective primary, medical, and dental care to uninsured and underinsured people; enhancing health care delivery by strengthening the nursing workforce through education, career development, and research; and building healthy communities by partnering with community leaders and programs to address community health and wellness needs.
Laerdal, one of the world's leading providers of health care solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all health care providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professional.
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife's longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since it was established, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $783 million in grants.
The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for our nation’s older adults, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity. Since its endowment by the late John D. MacArthur in 1978, The Retirement Research Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in grants. RRF fulfills its mission through grantmaking programs which support innovative advocacy, direct service, professional education and training, and research projects that benefit older Americans.