Nobody starts a movement alone. From the beginning, generous individuals and local, regional and national philanthropies dedicated to improving health and care have supported OpenNotes.
Our team works closely with organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals committed to maximizing the benefits of fully transparent communication and assessing its effects.
To inquire about supporting OpenNotes with a grant or major gift, please contact
Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director
cdesroch [at] bidmc.harvard.edu
Tom Delbanco, MD, MACP, Co-Founder
tdelbanc [at] bidmc.harvard.edu
Keane Family Foundation
We note the passing in his 90th year of John F. Keane III, a generous and insightful friend of OpenNotes. Mr. Keane and his family have supported the OpenNotes movement in two remarkable ways. Dedicated to promoting transparency and open communication in healthcare, they established an endowed chair at Harvard Medical School. In 2017, Tom Delbanco, MD, MACP, co-founder of OpenNotes, was appointed as the first John F. Keane & Family Professor of Medicine. In addition, they have initiated the OpenNotes Keane Scholar and Fellowship Program, with Maria Hägglund, Charlotte Blease, and Om Lala as its first three Scholars.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.
Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company dedicated to transforming the way people experience the health care system. A 501(c)(3) grant-making organization, the Foundation invests and partners with organizations to advance palliative care quality, access and understanding; improve the behavioral health of underserved children; and transform health care to a more person-focused and economically sustainable system.
The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation whose mission is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable. The Fund supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program seeks to stimulate health care innovation in the United States and other countries.
Forte is a research council and a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Every year, Forte distributes around SEK 800 million to research within health, working life and welfare. Our mission also includes evaluation of research needs and communication of research.
Dedicated to Improving the Care of Older Adults, the John A. Hartford Foundation invests in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded more than $565 million in grants to enhance the health and well-being of older people.
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is the only national foundation dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals. Our guiding principle is that health professional education has at its core a strong social mission: to serve the public’s needs and improve the health of the public. We foster innovation in clinical learning environments by investing in promoting diversity, equity, and belonging, increasing collaboration among future health professionals, and preparing future health professionals to navigate ethical dilemmas. Our aim is to prepare future health professionals to meet the needs of the 21st century.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) coordinates the United States National Cancer Program and is part of the National Institutes of Health, which is one of eleven agencies that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.
NYHealth Foundation seeks to improve the health of all New Yorkers. The Foundation is committed not only to making grants, but also to making a difference beyond grant dollars: informing health care policy and practice, spreading effective programs that work to improve the health system, serving as a convener of health leaders across the State, and providing technical assistance to grantees and partners.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit research organization that seeks to empower patients and others with actionable information about their health and healthcare choices. PCORI funds comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER), which compares two or more medical treatments, services, or health practices to help patients and other stakeholders make better informed decisions. PCORI is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the United States.
Ralph C. Wilson Foundation
The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation leverages good work already underway in Western New York and Southeast Michigan, by collaborating with organizations, communities, and one another to disrupt the cycle of need immediately—and lay the groundwork for change that lasts.
|Drane Family Fund OurNotes Funder
|The Linde Family Innovation Grants Program in Primary Care
|NordForsk, Nordic Council of Ministers
|Shah Family Foundation
|Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Past major funders
Founding sponsor (2008-2019)
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OpenNotes is grateful for generous donations and grants from these individuals and institutions.
Drane Family Fund
Florence and Richard Koplow Charitable Foundation
Kate and Arnold Schmeidler
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Bob and Noni Stearns
Candace and Howard Wolk
James A. Guest
Judith A. and Lionel P. Fortin
Leslie and Bruce Male Foundation
The Linde Family Innovation Grants Program in Primary Care
NordForsk, Nordic Council of Ministers
Shah Family Foundation
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
The Wang Foundation