COPIC Medical Foundation

A responsibility to keep our communities strong

through charitable grants and funding support

For over 25 years, COPIC Medical Foundation has provided grants of more than $7 million to programs and organizations that improve health care outcomes, patient safety and quality of care. It's our ongoing commitment to support the ideas and people that are making a difference in enhancing medicine, lives and communities.

Is Your Program Eligible for Funding?

COPIC Medical Foundation was created to provide charitable financial support to programs and initiatives that address the health care issues we focus on. Find out more about our eligibility requirements.​​

To be eligible for grant funding, programs and initiatives must focus on improving patient safety, quality of care, reducing medical errors, and improving disease management and transitions in care. Organizations seeking funding must qualify as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Activities must have a primary impact in Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa or Oklahoma and meet the following guidelines:

  • The education and training of health care professionals
  • Development, implementation, or changes in health care-related systems, tools, and processes that improve outcomes
  • Pilot programs designed to improve medicine

NOTE: COPIC Medical Foundation does NOT fund the following:

  • Ongoing general operating costs
  • Political organizations, campaigns and lobbying efforts
  • Religious organizations
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Societies and fraternal organizations
  • Telephone solicitation
  • Construction or repair of facilities
  • Capital campaigns
  • Projects that benefit individual applicants or serve a limited audience

To learn more about the COPIC Medical Foundation, please read our Fact Sheet

Apply for a Grant

Do you have a program or initiative related to one of our funding guidelines? Apply for a grant from the COPIC Medical Foundation.​

 2018 Deadlines

  • April 2nd
  • August 1st 

Before You Apply

Before submitting a full grant application for consideration, please make sure your program fits one of our grant funding guidelines:

  • The education and training of health care professionals
  • Development, implementation, or changes in health care-related systems, tools, and processes that improve outcomes
  • Pilot programs designed to improve medicine

Please note that we do not provide on-going grant support. Once approved for funding, your organization will be eligible for funding again after three years.

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.

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

COPIC Humanitarian Award in Honor of Harold E. Williamson

We honor Nebraska and Colorado physicians for their volunteer medical services and contributions to the community outside of their day-to-day lives. If you know a worthy candidate, please nominate him or her for this award.​​

We established this award in remembrance of Harold E. "Hal" Williamson. His encouragement and active participation led to the establishment of the COPIC Medical Foundation.

We annually award one Colorado physician and one Nebraska physician with a $10,000 grant from the COPIC Medical Foundation to a 501(c)(3) organization of the recipient's choosing (on his or her behalf) to fund ongoing efforts to deliver and/or improve health care.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 COPIC Humanitarian Award:

Past Award Recipients


Grants in Action

See how some of our recent grant recipients are making a difference in their communities.​

Scholarship Programs

COPIC works with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Rocky Vista University, Regis University and the Nebraska Medical Foundation (Pat Brookhouser Scholarship at Creighton University and University of Nebraska Medical Center Scholarship) to provide scholarships for medical students.

​Meet one of COPIC's former Diversity Scholarship recipients and how a scholarship from the COPIC Medical Foundation helped her focus on the study of medicine, instead of how to pay for it.  

Q&A with Kara Mizokami-Stout, M.D.

COPIC Medical Foundation Grant Committee and Staff

Meet the members of the committee who approve grant funding and our staff who oversee our grants program.​

COPIC's Board of Directors governs the COPIC Medical Foundation. Our Grants Committee includes:

  • Theodore J. Clarke, M.D.
  • Steven A. Rubin
  • Brian Harrington, M.D. - Committee Chair​
  • Ray Blum, M.D.
  • Linda Clark
  • Kate Paul 
  • Faculty Consultants: Sophia Meharena, D.O.; Rebecca Vogel, M.D.; John West, M.D.

Support is provided to the Grants Committee and the grant program is overseen by:

  • Kathy Brown - Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications