Active Grants

Below is a list of the “active” grants of the Flinn Foundation—those grants that have been awarded and have yet to receive final payment; and/or 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. In some cases, grants are extended (without additional funding provided) beyond their scheduled date of conclusion.

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 goals.

Translational Genomics Research Institute

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project to develop tools needed to analyze entire genome sequences of couples to determine if they are at risk for transmitting an incurable genetic disorder if they become pregnant, define the limitations of such testing, address ethical and moral issues that might arise, explore issues of reimbursement for such tests, and also develop a consistent approach for genetic counseling of such couples. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.

Translational Genomics Research Institute

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project to update a research-use-only antimicrobial resistance detection tool, N-GARD, which can detect hundreds of different causes of drug resistance in healthcare infections. The tool would then be validated for clinical use and adopted by TGen for use on patient specimens. The project is needed as personalized treatment requires that clinicians receive rapid, comprehensive information on a patient’s infection and likely response to therapy. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.

Translational Genomics Research Institute

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project, partnering with Mayo Clinic Arizona, to develop an innovative smart-device mobile application that uses a novel algorithm to help diabetes patients and their caregivers optimize site rotation for insulin injections. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.

Translational Genomics Research Institute

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project, partnering with Mayo Clinic Arizona, to use circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis to monitor treatment response in patients with metastatic breast cancer.  This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2022

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Follow-on support for a project, initially funded under the Foundation’s Translational Seed Grants program, to develop a novel application for diabetes personalized care. This project involves collaboration between researchers at TGen and Mayo Clinic.