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Oncology Nursing Foundation
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
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Federal Tax ID Number: 25-1410081

The mission of the Oncology Nursing Foundation is to support cancer nursing excellence.

Since 1981, the Oncology Nursing Foundation, through generous contributions from individuals and institutions, has provided more than $29 million in funding to support oncology nursing education, research and leadership development. This funding has translated to career development awards, academic scholarships, research grants, a myriad of specialized educational initiatives, as well as nurse wellness support. The Foundation’s activities have played a critical role in improving patient care and advancing the oncology nursing profession.

The Oncology Nursing Foundation is a national public, non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and dedicated to oncology nurses from around the world. The Foundation welcomes contributions from the community at-large in support of the Foundation’s mission. Please contact us to learn more about supporting nurses as they bring excellence in caring to patients with cancer.

Reflecting on 40 Years of Supporting Oncology Nurses

The Oncology Nursing Foundation has awarded over $29 million dollars in funding for oncology nurses.


Oncology Nursing Foundation was created


First award given from the Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial fund


First research grant awarded


$10,992,064 research dollars given over the last 40 years

Our three core pillars define the Oncology Nursing Foundation as we aspire to be good stewards for our donors.


Oncology nurses give fully of their vocation and compassion. The Oncology Nursing Foundation makes it possible to give directly to the nurses who specialize in cancer care. All gifts ensure that the next generation of oncology nurses will be there for all of us, in our greatest time of need.

Oncology Nurses Build Careers as Diverse as They Are. We Provide the Foundation.

At ONF, we achieve our mission by supporting the oncology nursing community, a population composed of a wide variety of individuals who have many differences. As a philanthropic organization, we are committed to respecting, accepting, and embracing the diversity of all oncology nurses, their patients and employers, as well as our employees, and other stakeholders. By providing funding that supports our three mission pillars of education, research and leadership, we empower everyone to succeed by promoting inclusive environments and equitable treatment.

Oncology nurses continually exhibit caring, grace, and exceptional competency in their careers. We have highlighted just a few of their stories that illustrate how strong and unwavering they carry themselves. 

Meet the Nurses Who are Making an Impact in Our Lives

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Developed for the Foundation’s 40 Ways to Wellness Celebration held in August 2021, we have assembled a selection of resources to help nurses in developing healthy routines, learning stress management techniques, and practicing self-care. 

View Resiliency Resources