Applications Open for Donor Alliance Foundation 2020 Grant Program

Donor Alliance Foundation
Last date: 
Monday, July 27, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

Applicants are now invited to submit applications for the Donor Alliance Foundation 2020 grant program.

The Foundation funds efforts in Colorado and Wyoming that provide access to resources and education for those affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. They also support living donors and their families.


The Foundation provide funding in three areas:

  • Education
  • Family Assistance and
  • Research (social and clinical),

Qualifying Organizations can apply to receive funding to:

  • Provide family assistance to patients waiting for a transplant or who are post-transplant and their families, as well as living donors
  • Assist service providers helping with transportation, food, housing, gas and other related expenses for families in need pre-, post- and during transplant
  • Provide grief assistance and compassion support for donor families
  • Offer new and innovative approaches to education about donation and transplantation through hospitals, governmental agencies, foundations and related nonprofit community health-serving organizations, given reduced social interaction
  • Conduct clinical and social research to further the donation and transplantation field

The Foundation will consider applications from partners in the following categories:

  • Nonprofit hospitals (or their foundation) and/or transplant centers; or nonprofit foundations at for-profit hospitals
  • Nonprofit community health-serving organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations providing services to support donation and transplantation (e.g., grief centers, Ronald McDonald Houses)
  • Academic institutions providing critical care training (e.g., nursing, medical or transplant technicians)
  • Governmental agencies (emphasis on regional/rural public health departments)
  • Foundations
  • Nonprofit Associations (transplant or medical related)
  • Nonprofit regional chambers of commerce (funding transplant-related programs)

Funding Information

  • The Donor Alliance Foundation anticipates making grants ranging in size from $5,000 up to $25,000.

The Foundation will fund:

  • Efforts to meet the needs of patients pre- and post-transplant who have a financial need with limited or no access to funds
  • New and innovative education approaches about donation and transplantation to reach audiences in populations who may not be aware of their options, given reduced social interaction
  • Programs and services that offer grief assistance and compassion support in Colorado and Wyoming
  • Efforts to increase living donation
  • Medical and social research related to transplantation, to provide an opportunity to conduct pilot studies or early exploration (e.g., seed grants)

The Foundation does not fund:

  • For-profit companies or businesses
  • Individuals
  • Advocacy or lobbying work
  • Sponsorships
  • Capital projects
  • Other transplant-related causes (e.g., bone marrow, stem cell)
  • Projects outside service area

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Donor Alliance Foundation accepts proposals from nonprofit community health-serving organizations, nonprofit hospitals, academic institution, governmental agencies, foundations and associations supporting donation and transplantation efforts.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt classification from the Internal Revenue Service; be a tax-supported institution such as a hospital, government or nonprofit organization; or must have a formal fiscal sponsorship arrangement with a tax-exempt organization. Organizations must be located in and serve Donor Alliance’s designated service area of Colorado and/or Wyoming.
  • Organizations with pending grant requests to other foundations may apply for this grant opportunity. Organizations may submit one application in each area, up to three total, in response to this request for proposals. In cases where two or more organizations are partnering on a program or project, one organization should submit a single proposal on behalf of the partnership.
  • The Donor Alliance Foundation will only consider applicants that apply for a one-year grant. They do not fund multi-year grants.
  • Indirect costs like key and other essential personnel, equipment and supplies, publications and miscellaneous costs, contract services and travel expenses cannot exceed 10% of total funding. These are defined as administrative costs.


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