Grant Funding

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Supporting the ideas and people that make a difference

The COPIC Medical Foundation is dedicated to improving health care outcomes through the advancement of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. The Foundation has provided more than $8.5 million in grant funding and scholarships since it was founded. In evaluating grant requests, we look for initiatives that will have a long-lasting impact and that are focused in one or more of the following areas:  

  • Communication—Improving communication between providers and teams, related to the delivery of care.
  • Outcomes—Reducing adverse outcomes through the implementation of best practices.
  • Performance—Enhancing health care providers’ performance through skill development and competency training. 
  • Innovation—Pilot programs that are built on innovation to improve the delivery of health care.  
  • Community—Dissemination of collaborative programs and projects whose outcomes have shown a positive impact in improving patient safety and quality improvement. 

Do you have a program or initiative related to one of these areas that is seeking grant funding? Apply by submitting a grant application to us.

We are not currently accepting grant inquiries as we revise our funding guidelines to align with the outcomes of our 2019 Strategic Plan. Please visit this page for future updates.

Reporting Progress from Your Grant

Grantees are required to provide a Grant Evaluation Report to us at the end of the grant funding period in order to share how COPIC grants are making an impact. Please note that we do not provide ongoing grant support. Once approved for funding, your organization will be eligible for funding again after three years.

Submit completed materials to:
COPIC Medical Foundation
7351 Lowry Boulevard, Ste. 400
Denver, CO 80230

Grant recipients represent a wide array of organizations. The following are examples of past recipients that received funding:

  • Birthing simulators used for training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Great Plains Health medical center in Nebraska.
  • Research for a new medical dosing device intended to enhance patient safety when used with pediatric patients during emergency situations.
  • Education and training for Iowa medical providers on Candor, an early disclosure program that was enacted by the state legislature.
  • Research by the Colorado Hospital Association to evaluate compliance and the use of surgical site checklists.

Contact for Grant Funding: Meredith Hintze