Active Grants

Below is a list of the “active” grants of the Flinn Foundation—those grants that have been awarded and (a) have yet to receive final payment; and/or (b) for which grant-related activities have not concluded. Many Flinn Foundation grants are multiple-year awards that receive payments throughout the duration of the grant.

This list is not comprehensive, as it excludes grants for membership dues to philanthropic organizations and other miscellaneous awards, but represents the Foundation’s project-specific grant-making activity to achieve its strategic programmatic goals. A complete list of all grants is included in the latest annual report of the Foundation, available for viewing and download in Publications and Multimedia.

Arizona Bioindustry Association

City: Phoenix

Amount: $205,500

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Partnership with six 2019 awardees of funding and program services through the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program:

AdviNow Medical

AdviNow Medical integrates artificial intelligence and augmented reality into a medical encounter with a patient, revolutionizing patient-provider interaction. The clinical visit is completely automated as the AI interacts with patients to collect symptoms, take vitals, and deliver a complete patient workup with a breakdown of predicted illnesses and treatment options. The technology is currently in use at select Safeway stores.

CATS Tonometer

CATS Tonometer has developed the FDA-approved Correcting Applanation Tonometer Surface prism, which studies show significantly improves intraocular-eye-pressure measurement data—a key metric in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other conditions. The CATS solution is implemented by simply changing out the existing prism and does not require any changes in clinician measurement technique.

Desert Valley Tech 

Desert Valley Tech is the creator of the HemaPorter, a cold-chain custody and storage solution for blood products, organs, pharmaceuticals and vaccines that provides medical personnel greater access to critical tools in war zones, remote locations, and disaster areas. The rechargeable, dockable container provides real-time monitoring and can be transported by drones.

Emagine Solutions Technology

Emagine Solutions Technology is a mobile health-care company and developer of VistaScan, a software platform that transforms a mobile phone or tablet into a powerful, high-quality ultrasound device. The company’s mission is to provide affordable, quality ultrasound to clinicians in low-resource settings to improve health outcomes around the world.

NANOPEC

NANOPEC offers scalable solutions to businesses by helping to make pharmaceuticals safer. The company manufactures MetaPurex nano-filtration solutions for high-precision purification of pharmaceuticals, avoiding both harm to patients and product recalls. MetaPurex pores are nano-size, highly ordered, free of defects, and able to filter out all bacteria, including mycoplasma and most common viruses.

Ordinatrix

Ordinatrix’s mission is to be the leader in translational proteomics and offer researchers a disruptive tool for the analysis of protein function. The company’s ActiveArrays can place a human protein microarray on a small slide for the research and development of new drugs, biomarkers, and other precision-medicine tools.

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix Zoo)

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Further development of the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC), the focus of the Center’s Deeper Planning and Implementation grants. This Next Steps Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

City: Phoenix

Amount: $60,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the AZ Creative Communities Follow-On Program, through which the Commission provides grants to collaborative teams or individual arts-and-culture organizations within small and rural communities.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

City: Phoenix

Amount: $18,750

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 36 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the Commission’s SMU DataArts liaison position, which provides localized technical support to Arizona organization users of the DataArts system, continuing a collaboration among the Commission, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, and the Flinn Foundation to work with DataArts on behalf of Arizona’s arts-and-culture sector.

Arizona Opera

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the Opera’s learning around its new “Arizona Red” series product line, which will see the Opera produce two small-production operas at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix and the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, productions that will provide patrons a more intimate, innovative, and theatrical experience. This Next Steps Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.