The Donor Alliance Foundation provides funding for social and clinical research and technology to support advancements and innovation in the field of organ donation and transplantation. Given the amount of dollars available, typically these are seed grants to gather data and information to apply for larger, national funding.

The Foundation anticipates making grants ranging in size from $5,000 up to $25,000 in the Research program area. The Donor Alliance Foundation makes one-year grants; funds must be expended from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. An added focus in 2021-2022 will be on Pancreas research and projects related to gathering data on benefits of pancreas transplantation. Because funds are limited, it is anticipated that not all applicants will receive funding.

Research applications must submit a narrative with their online application including an executive summary explaining their work/project, the purpose of study, proposed intervention and deliverables.

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, Grace Harcek (
  • 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.

Do you have questions? Download the full RFP HERE for specific criteria and qualifications.