is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with a mission to improve the knowledge and expertise of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and students of Nurse Anesthesia concerning anesthesia practice including, but not limited to, research, publications, workshops, lectures and otherwise contributing to improving quality health care of persons undergoing anesthesia.
The CANA Foundation was established in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a strong affiliation to the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists and its membership. The Foundation’s goal is to provide a tax-deductible opportunity for donations and grants from individuals and other funding sources. The Foundation works to assure the future success of Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Anesthetists in training in the state of California.
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Scholarship, Student Sponsorship Donations
If you are interested in setting up a student scholarship or sponsorship that will be awarded once or annually, please contact us! On establishing the scholarship, criteria such as giving it under a certain name or for a specific purpose may be outlined. Student Sponsorships for meetings are coordinated with CANA’s management team – affording the donor a charitable tax deduction for their generosity.
Estate Planning, Charitable Trust Donations
Please contact the Foundation via email for any additional information in regards to including the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation in your estate planning or for information needed to forward funds from your Charitable Trust.
CANA Foundation works closely with the CANA Board of Directors in awarding funds. Awards in the past have included scholarships for poster presentations, grants for research presentation, sponsorship of Student Nurse Anesthetist events and education grants for attendance at AANA meetings.
Foundation 2019 Roundup
2019 was a year of renewal and re-connection for the Foundation. In coordination with the CANA Board of Directors, six students were awarded education grants for attendance at the AANA’s Mid Year Assembly and two students were awarded Scholarships for presentation of Posters and Research. The October CANA meeting saw outstanding generosity with dozens of individual donations, a substantial gift from a Charitable Trust and proceeds from a well attended Saturday evening poolside cocktail fundraiser.
Thank You CANA Members for your generosity!!!
CANA Office: 1.415.610.8499
CANA Fax: 1.415.764.4915
CANA Association Manager
575 Market Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, California 94105
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST