Off the Chart recipients embody:

  • a bias towards action
  • a capacity for self-direction
  • originality and creative instincts
  • courageous and bold thinking
  • and the potential to achieve even more

In 2024, each participating health system selected 10 nurse recipients, for a total of 40 recipients.

For the 2024 reward, Off the Chart has partnered with 4 health systems in the greater Los Angeles area: Cedars-Sinai, City of Hope, UCLA Health, and Keck Medicine of USC. Los Angeles is where the Simms/Mann Family Foundation is based and where the majority of its grants are made.

Each partner health system engages a diverse group of individuals from across the health system to help identify, evaluate and select the nurse recipients for that institution. Narrative submissions focus on the 5 core Off the Chart attributes.

The Off the Chart reward does not accept applications. Nominees from each participating health system are identified by a confidential group of individuals selected by that health system.

We are happy to share learnings from Off the Chart. Please contact Rachel Barchie at

The Foundation has committed to funding this project for 3 consecutive years, 2023-2025.