Nobody starts a movement all 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 charitable gift, please contact
Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director
cdesroch [at] bidmc.harvard.edu
Tom Delbanco, MD, MACP, Co-Founder
tdelbanc [at] bidmc.harvard.edu
Founding sponsor (2008-2019)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.
Keane Family Foundation
John F. Keane and his family support 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 and Charlotte Blease as its first two Scholars.
Current major funders
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.
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.
The New York State Health 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.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of certified health information technology and the promotion of nationwide electronic health information exchange to improve health care.
Past major funders
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.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area.
The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization works to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs, and accelerating their adoption on a national scale.
OpenNotes is grateful for donations and grants from
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Bob and Noni Stearns
Candace and Howard Wolk
Drane Family Fund
Florence and Richard Koplow Charitable Foundation
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