The Donor Alliance Foundation (The Foundation) was created to extend the mission of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, by building partnerships and breaking down barriers to influence change to positively affect the donation and transplant community. The Foundation believes that organ and tissue donation and transplantation are human gifts that save lives and that all those affected by donation deserve to be acknowledged, supported and given access to resources that enable the gift of life.
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. We also support living donors and their families. To do this, we provide funding in three areas: Education, Family Assistance and Research (social and clinical), for a total of $175,000 each year.
These are unprecedented times in our country and service area of Colorado and Wyoming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some of the needs of our community have changed. Like many organizations, The Foundation wants to do its part to stop the spread of this virus while being responsive to those most in need of funding and resources.
To do this, we plan to:
The project must align with our mission.
The project must make a difference in Colorado and/or Wyoming.
The project must be achievable and sustainable.
The project must demonstrate measurable outcomes.
We will consider applications from nonprofit, academic and governmental organizations only; individuals, including Donor Alliance employees, are not qualified to apply.
All applicants applying for a research grant (social or clinical) will be required to follow a few steps to ensure the project is documented, per Donor Alliance policy. All applicants will be asked to disclose their lead investigator or main point of contact and have an initial brief conversation with Donor Alliance’s Director of Performance Excellence. Additionally, applicants should be prepared to provide a research synopsis and other documentation for review when they submit their application, to ensure the project is documented and evaluated, per Donor Alliance policy.
The application window will be open for eight weeks beginning at 9 a.m. MDT on Monday, June 1, 2020. Once the cycle closes at 5 p.m. MDT on Monday, July 27, 2020, the review period will occur from Aug. 1 through Sept. 4, 2020. If a site visit is requested, it will take place Aug. 17-28, 2020, either virtually or in-person. All applicants will be notified of their application’s status (regardless of funding) starting the week of Sept. 21, 2020. The grant cycle and funding will be available Oct. 1, 2020, once the grant agreement has been signed and submitted to The Donor Alliance Foundation.
All applications must be received through The Donor Alliance Foundation’s online grant submission portal by 5 p.m. MDT on Monday, July 27, 2020. Late or incomplete proposals may not be considered. Again, applicants will be notified of their application’s status starting the week of Sept. 21, 2020.
Funds Available and Grant Period
The Donor Alliance Foundation anticipates making grants ranging in size from $5,000 up to $25,000. The Foundation will allocate more funding for Family Assistance grants in the 2020-21 cycle due to the needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Donor Alliance Foundation makes one-year grants; funds must be expended from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. Because funds are limited, it is anticipated that not all applicants will receive funding.
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
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. We 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.
If at any time throughout the process, you have questions about The Donor Alliance Foundation’s funding priorities, the online grant application or anything else, please contact Executive Director Jennifer Moe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-503-8795 (mobile).
Applications must be submitted through The Donor Alliance Foundation’s online grant portal. You can access the portal beginning June 1. If you are a current grantee applying again, you can simply log into your account using your same username and password. You will be able to reset your password. If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to create an account to view and complete your grant application. Only applications submitted through The Donor Alliance Foundation’s online grants portal will be accepted.
After Submitting Your Application
Once you have submitted your grant application online, you will receive an email confirming acceptance. If you wish to access your application at any time, or apply for another grant, simply log into your account. You may not print your application once submitted.
The Donor Alliance Foundation may conduct site visits with some applicants as part of the grant review process. If your organization is selected for a site visit, they will take place from Aug. 17-28, either virtually or in-person, and should include all key staff working on the project.