Who We Are

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. 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.

Empowering Lives

Breaking Down Barriers to Organ and Tissue Transplants in 2024

In 2024, we will continue our focus on community impact by addressing system barriers that prohibit people from receiving an organ and/or tissue transplant. We will do this by providing equitable and equal access to donation and transplantation resources through funding in three program areas: education, family assistance, and research.

New this cycle! Due to the high need in our service area, we have increased our annual funding opportunity by $25,000, for a total of $225,000 in available grant funds for the 2024-2025 grant cycle.

So, what does it take to apply? We want to understand how your project will meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Does it demonstrate how it will address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in its scope? It is The Foundation’s goal for everyone in Colorado and Wyoming to have equal and equitable access to donation and transplantation resources that enable the gift of life.

Our grant application window is now open, and we are accepting applications! Visit our 2024-2025 Request for Proposals & Grant Priorities for all the details and link to apply.

Keep up to date on the latest Foundation news and updates by signing up to be on the mailing list. Send a note to Executive Director Jennifer Moe to be added.

Mary Parker, Donor Wife and Tissue Recipient, Golden, CO; Tony Young, Heart and Kidney Recipient, Parker CO; Marijean Conci, Donor Mother, Centennial, CO

Transforming Lives

The Journey of a Nonprofit Foundation Pioneering Change in Organ and Tissue Donation Since 1993

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 grant making 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.

Transformative Giving

The Donor Alliance Foundation's Sixth Grant Cycle Fuels Eighteen Nonprofit Initiatives

The Donor Alliance Foundation completed its sixth grant cycle on November 14, 2023 when The Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve eighteen grants to the following nonprofit organizations:

Education Grantees

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
National Kidney Foundation Inc.
Phoenix Society Inc.
Regents of the University of Colorado

Family Assistance Grantees

American Transplant Foundation
Brent Eley Foundation
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Judi’s House
The Limb Preservation Foundation
Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation
Transplant Living Centers Inc.
University of Colorado Hospital Authority

Research (social & clinical) Grantees

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Regents of the University of Colorado
University of Denver

2024 Foundation Board of Directors

(Officers and Members)

Elizabeth Holman, PsyD (Chair)
Alexander Wiseman, MD (Vice Chair)
Randy Wilson (Secretary/Treasurer)
Natriece Bryant
Melody Connett
Kim Griffiths
Patrick Maher, MD
Ellen Stewart, Esq.
David Young
Jennifer Prinz, Ex-Officio