Charitable Giving

Each year, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® raise funds to support a nonprofit located within the conference’s host city and the American Nurses Foundation.

This year, the co-located conferences seek to raise approximately $50,000 to be shared with a local charity – the Refugee One, and the American Nurses Foundation through a text-to-give campaign challenge. Approximately half of the total funds raised (that’s projected to be $25,000!) will go to the Refugee One organization.


Refugee One

RefugeeOne is a leading Chicago nonprofit dedicated to supporting refugees and helping them build new lives in Chicago. Through a comprehensive suite of services, including housing, mental health services, English language instruction, employment assistance, legal assistance, and youth mentorship programs, RefugeeOne guides and supports individuals and families as they transition from displacement to self-reliance, forging a brighter future in their new home.

Established in 1982, RefugeeOne has since assisted thousands of refugees from around the globe, including 3,300 Ukrainians from the current war in Ukraine, demonstrating a strong commitment to creating a welcoming environment that fosters community integration and cultural understanding. By partnering with local volunteers, organizations, businesses, and faith communities, RefugeeOne not only connects refugees with vital resources but also strengthens the social fabric of the larger community, and supports them in rebuilding the lives they have lost.

American Nurses Foundation

American Nurses Foundation

The AMERICAN NURSES FOUNDATION is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the American Nurses Association and the ANCC. The Foundation’s leadership development programs, nurse research, and innovative projects are helping empower nurses and the nursing profession.

During the Magnet and Pathway conferences, donations to the Foundation will support the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, so have nurses’ needs. Beyond providing immediate critical relief, we are preparing for a time of recovery and providing deeper support and healing for nurses as they process the full impact of all they risked and lost during the pandemic. We also are preparing to rebuild, evolving the practice of nursing to transform healthcare. Caring for nurses in this way translates back into exemplary care for patients since it increases nurses’ capacity to pour themselves into their absolutely critical work. Healthier nurses lead to healthier communities. Learn more at