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 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
Founding sponsor (2008-2019)
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
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 and Charlotte Blease as its first two 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.
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.
New York Health Foundation
The New York 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.
Please consider supporting OpenNotes
We are funded entirely by non-commercial grants, philanthropy, and supporters like you. Consider a tax-deductible gift of any size to support the OpenNotes movement. Your entire donation will go to OpenNotes .
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