Established in 1991

Friends created this Fund in honor of Ida F. Cooney. Ida’s belief in and support of the artistic community – both personally and professionally – never faltered. As the first executive director of The HCA Foundation (now The Frist Foundation), Ida played a key role in building and improving the arts. As a tribute to her vision, grants are awarded to provide a source of much-needed funding to ensure the future she worked so hard to make possible.