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The Donor Alliance Foundation

Welcome to The Donor Alliance Foundation, where we believe 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. We know that these are unprecedented times in our country and service area of Colorado and Wyoming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there continues to be unmet needs in our community. That’s why The Donor Alliance Foundation is committed to being responsive to those most in need through our grantmaking program.

We just wrapped up our fourth grant cycle, but look forward to opening another one in Summer 2022. Please check back for information about how you can apply!

The Foundation was created in December 1993 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and re-established in August 2017, to operate exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. The 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 will build upon those efforts through grantmaking to in-need populations across Colorado and Wyoming.

Our mission is to build partnerships and break down barriers to influence change that will positively affect the donation and transplant community. Our vision is to ensure those affected by organ and tissue donation are acknowledged, supported and given access to resources that enable the gift of life.


The Donor Alliance Foundation completed its third grant cycle on September 8, 2020 when The Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve eighteen grants to the following nonprofit organizations:

Education Grantees

  • American Liver Foundation
  • American Transplant Foundation
  • PorterCare Adventist Health System
  • National Kidney Foundation Inc.

Family Assistance Grantees

  • American Transplant Foundation
  • Brent Eley Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
  • HeartLight Center Inc.
  • Judi’s House
  • Limb Preservation Foundation
  • PorterCare Adventist Health System
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation
  • Transplant Living Centers Inc.
  • University of Colorado Hospital Foundation

Research (social and clinical) Grantees

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
  • University of Colorado Denver

If at any time throughout the process, you have questions about The Donor Alliance Foundation’s funding priorities, the online grants portal or application, please contact Executive Director Jennifer Moe at jmoe@donoralliancefoundation.org or via mobile at 303-503-8795.

2021 Foundation Board of Directors (Officers and Members)

  • Melody Connett (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Holman, PsyD (Vice Chair)
  • David Young (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Judy Hutchison
  • Igal Kam, MD
  • Patrick Maher, MD
  • Ellen E. Stewart, Esq.
  • Michael Talamantes
  • Jennifer Prinz, Ex-Officio