Research and Education

The Health Care Foundation is pleased to support a variety of education and research opportunities for individuals working or seeking assistance in adult hospitals and facilities in the St. John's region. Over the years the Health Care Foundation has helped many individuals seek financial assistance when pursuing a higher education. A variety of health care professionals and patients have all been touched by the opportunities provided.  

Eastern Health Employee Education Scholarships

Each year, the Health Care Foundation in partnership with Eastern Health has provided $10,000 in scholarships to employees of the five adult hospitals in the St. John’s region and their dependents  for the pursuit of higher education. The scholarships are awarded to five individuals annually at $2,000 each. Recipients are chosen based on review of their academic performance, community involvement or extra-curricular activities, professional resume, references and overall presentation of their application. These scholarships are meant to not only provide financial assistance to hard working employees of Eastern Health but to also show support to employees who decide to advance their personal and professional growth. 

For information on how to apply, please visit 

Eastern Health Research Grants

Research is a fundamental component of the success of Eastern Health. The benefits derived from the Health Care Foundation’s commitment to research grants have led to important medical investigations and findings. The Health Care Foundation contributes $50,000 annually to support and encourage research in health care. The proposals that are funded include either clinical research or research related to the organizational and administrative aspects of health care. Adult-based research will receive priority in decisions for funding available from the Health Care Foundation. It is mandatory that all projects administered through Eastern Health pass a review process. All projects to be considered must be approved by the Health Research Ethics Board and the Research Proposal Approval Committee (RPAC). All projects are reviewed by the appropriate Program Clinical Chair or Director before receiving final approval from RPAC. 

The Health Care Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Research Grants: 


Nursing Scholarships

The Health Care Foundation is proud to invest in the advancement of nursing skills and education. For the past four years Registered Nurses interested in pursuing a Canadian Nursing Association certification or recertification have been able to apply for funding through the Health Care Foundation. 

A Grant Selection Committee, including a Nurse from Professional Practice, Human Resources designate from Eastern Health and an HCF Staff member, meet once a year during October to review submitted applications. Funds are dispersed upon submission of acceptance documentation to the CNA certification or recertification program. 



Our Mission

The Health Care Foundation raises funds and develops strong and sustaining philanthropic relationships to support the highest level of adult health care through the funding of vital medical equipment, research, education and the provision of items that impact patient comfort and care.


Contact Us

The Health Care Foundation

Suite 103, 71 Goldstone St., St. John’s, NL  A1B 5C3
Phone: 709.777.5901 | Toll Free:   1.877.737.0228
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