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The Donor Alliance Foundation Announces Launch of Grantmaking Program and 2018 Board of Directors

The Foundation will fund education, family assistance and research efforts of those working in the field of organ and tissue donation and transplantation

Donor Alliance Foundation

The Donor Alliance Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to ensure those affected by organ and tissue donation are acknowledged, supported and given access to resources that enable the gift of life, has announced the launch of its grantmaking program and its 2018 board of directors. The Donor Alliance Foundation will fund nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Wyoming benefitting residents in the two-state area. Foundations, hospitals, transplant programs, universities, medical schools, governmental agencies and community health-serving organizations supporting donation and transplantation are encouraged to apply.

“We are thrilled to launch The Donor Alliance Foundation’s grantmaking program and open our first grantmaking cycle,” said Jennifer Moe, The Donor Alliance Foundation executive director. “Joined by a knowledgeable and committed board of directors, we will work collectively to build partnerships and break down barriers to positively affect the donation and transplant community across Colorado and Wyoming.”

The Donor Alliance Foundation will focus on three grantmaking areas in 2018: education, family assistance and research. Qualifying organizations can apply to receive funding to:

  • offer education on donation and transplantation through hospitals, governmental agencies and community health-serving organizations;
  • provide funding for grief assistance and compassion support for donor families;
  • provide support for living donors, people who are waiting for a transplant or who are post-transplant and their families;
  • fund scholarships for students studying in the area of donation and transplantation (i.e., nursing students, medical students, mortuary science students, master-level social work students); and
  • conduct clinical and social research to further the donation and transplantation field.

To view application criteria and apply for a grant, organizations should visit DonorAlliance.org/Foundation. All applications must be received through The Donor Alliance Foundation’s online grant submission portal by 5 p.m. MDT Monday, July 16, 2018.

The Foundation’s 2018 Board of Directors:

  • Judy Hutchison (Chair)
  • John Harney (Vice Chair)
  • Gary Ruhl (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Melody Connett
  • Igal Kam, M.D.
  • Julian Kesner
  • Ellen E. Stewart, Esq.
  • Michael Talamantes
  • Representative David Young
  • Jennifer Prinz, Ex-Officio

The Donor Alliance Foundation is a supporting foundation to Donor Alliance, the federally designated nonprofit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming. Donor Alliance invests significantly in public education in Colorado and Wyoming and the Foundation builds upon those efforts with grants targeting in-need populations across the two-state area.

For more information, visit DonorAllianceFoundation.org.

About The Donor Alliance Foundation
The Donor Alliance Foundation works to build partnerships and break down barriers to influence change that will positively affect the donation and transplant community. Created in December 1993 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and re-established in August 2017, it will operate exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a supporting organization to Donor Alliance. The foundation grants in the areas of education, family assistance and research. To learn more, please visit DonorAllianceFoundation.org.

About Donor Alliance
Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for Colorado and most of Wyoming, Donor Alliance serves more than 5.8 million residents and more than 100 hospitals.

Donor Alliance adheres to the highest medical, regulatory and ethical standards, and meets every performance standard. By respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals, educating residents on the life-saving benefits of donation and inspiring them to sign up on the state’s donor registry, Donor Alliance is able to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Colorado and Wyoming boast some of the highest rates of donor registration in the country, which directly translates to more lives saved and healed through organ and tissue transplantation. Donor Alliance is one of 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States. For more information visit DonorAlliance.org or the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.