Goals & Guidelines


November 14th, 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of The DAISY Foundation. We never imagined that DAISY recognition of nurses' extraordinary compassionate care would spread as far and as wide as it has, with over 3,600 healthcare organizations and schools of nursing in 22 countries committed to celebrating their nurses with us. We kicked off this year of celebration with the announcement of yet another expression of our gratitude to nurses- a grant program offering funding to DAISY Honorees who want to share their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassion by participating in a medical mission. The first recipients were announced in March 2019!
Why Is DAISY Offering This Grant Program?

According to Healthcare Volunteer, over 1.3 billion people lack access to basic healthcare services. Nurses who volunteer their time and expertise to medical mission trips, providing care in under-served areas, are making a significant difference to those populations. Often, medical mission trips require that volunteers pay their own expenses. From time to time, we have been asked to contribute to those expenses, and we have not, until now, had a means to do so.
Therefore, as a new benefit, The DAISY Foundation is offering grants to DAISY Honorees who require funding for their expenses to volunteer on medical missions. We hope this new initiative will encourage nurses who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion in their daily practice to contribute to patient care for the world's most under-served and vulnerable people.

Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be DAISY Award Honorees who have been registered with The DAISY Foundation. If you don't know if you have been registered with us, please visit www.DAISYFoundation.org. Type your name into the search bar at the top of the home page. You should find your DAISY Spotlight page. You'll need the URL for this page for the application. If your page does not appear, please ask your organization's DAISY Coordinator to register you before you complete your application.
Criteria for Selection
A team of Reviewers will review your statement through a blinded process and score based on four criteria:
1. Medical Mission purpose and alignment with your Professional skills (Professional Perspective)
2. Why this mission is important to you (Personal Perspective)
3. Expected contributions and outcomes as a DAISY Nurse (Scope of Impact)
4. How you will share your story with others (Dissemination)