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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, 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.

That’s why The Donor Alliance Foundation has opened its next grant cycle beginning Monday June 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Please review the Request for Proposals document and plan to 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 second grant cycle on July 31, 2019 when The Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve fourteen grants to the following nonprofit organizations:

Education Grantees

  • American Liver Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
  • Chris Klug Foundation
  • National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
  • Wyoming Medical Center Foundation

Family Assistance Grantees

  • American Transplant Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
  • Judi’s House
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation
  • University of Colorado Health Foundation

Research (social and clinical) Grantees

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
  • University of Colorado Transplant Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

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.

2020 Foundation Board of Directors (Officers and Members)

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