Ventas Foundation

As a responsible corporate citizen and industry leader, Ventas is actively engaged in improving the lives of people in the communities where we operate and where our employees live. Through the Ventas Foundation, we contribute up to $1 Million in grants and donations to support nonprofits and causes that are important to our key stakeholders.

Marquee Partnerships

Ventas marquee partnerships are long-term strategic relationships focusing on organizations that meet a significant community need, with an emphasis on health and well-being. These partnerships are typically centered in locations where we have a corporate presence.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago
Food Depository,
Chicago IL

In 2015, Ventas entered into a $1 million, five-year marquee partnership with GCFD , as a strategic partner to the Depository’s Older Adult Program. Our commitment supports food delivery to 6,500 seniors each month, ensuring they will not go hungry or be forced to make the agonizing choice between medicine and nutrition.



Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association—Nationwide

Ventas is proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association through its annual national fundraising Brain Ball and as a President’s Circle sponsor of Brookdale Senior Living’s Golf to End Alzheimer’s event.


Employee-Initiated Giving

Ventas employees are encouraged to give back to their communities, and we are proud that so many of our team members are actively involved in a wide variety of local and national organizations.

As part of our support for their efforts, employees can directly nominate nonprofit organizations to receive grants of up to $4,000 per year through our Employee Charitable Fund1. Since the program began, we have given more than $700,000 to employee-nominated organizations, supporting more than 90% of requests. In 2018, we donated almost $70,000 to organizations, including:

  • After School Matters
  • Autism Speaks
  • EverThrive
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • High Jump
  • It Takes A Village
  • Lighthouse Family Retreat
  • One Tree Planted and Unbound

Community & Civic Engagement

At Ventas, financial support is only one aspect of our community and civic engagement. We are also proud to directly contribute to the communities in which we live and work by lending our support through the contribution of time and expertise to a wide range of organizations including:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Camp Kesem
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Economic Club of Chicago
  • The Executives’ Club of Chicago
  • Chicago Infrastructure Trust
  • Geneva Lake Conservancy
  • The University of Chicago Board of Trustees

Throughout Ventas, employees volunteer their time—both as teams and as individuals—to contribute directly to the communities in which we live and work. Company-sponsored activities include:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities: Meals from the Heart

All Stars Project



Ventas employees actively engage with the All Stars Project of Chicago’s Development School for Youth Program. Working in Chicago’s neighborhoods hardest hit by violence, the program brings development opportunities to young people ages 16 to 21, and partners with local businesses to conduct development workshops around key professional skills.

Members of the Ventas Diversity Network lent their time and expertise to lead a skills-based workshop focused on developing students’ speaking skills, reviewing best practices and giving students an opportunity to practice what they learned in small breakout sessions.

  1. Organizations must be a current 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and aligned to the Ventas culture and values.