Private Funder: COPIC Medical Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Health and medicine, children’s health; Geographic Focus: Colorado and Nebraska; Eligibility: Nonprofits (educational groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $500,000 in grants last year; Deadlines: April 1 and Aug. 1.
Summary: Grants go to organizations focusing on quality care, improving patient safety, reducing medical errors, and improving disease management and transitions in care. The foundation supports activities centered on education and training of healthcare professionals and community health programs. Children’s healthcare advocates have won support. The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition won a grant to support a stakeholder engagement and strategic planning process to improve the capacity and functionality of the state immunization system.