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.

University of Arizona

City: Phoenix

Amount: $275,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 60 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for an annual visiting lectureship in medicine for the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, designated “The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture” to honor the Foundation’s longtime past board chair, the late Donald K. Buffmire.

University of Arizona

City: Phoenix

Amount: $300,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Block funding to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to help high-caliber researchers, selected by the institution, increase their competitiveness for large multi-year National Institute of Health (NIH) awards that are a critical source of funding for their long-term success and that of their institutions. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Bridge-Funding Initiative to increase Arizona’s share of NIH funding.

University of Arizona

City: Tucson

Amount: $432,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 48 months

Program Area: Flinn Scholars

Scholarship awards for the Flinn Scholars Class of 2019.

University of Arizona

City: Phoenix

Amount: $200,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Bioscience

A partnership between the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and the UA College of Pharmacy, leveraging electronic medical records, to use patient data such as age, weight, current medications, and sex, along with a patient’s genetic data, to improve initial warfarin dosing and reduce blood clots and bleeding based on under- or overdosing. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research in Precision Medicine Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.

University of Arizona

City: Phoenix

Amount: $1,500,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 36 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Advance implementation of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix’s pilot Clinical Decision Support System programs launched in partnership with Banner Health, expanding the scope of research and education programs to include the appropriate use of pharmacogenetic testing to guide the safe and effective use of medicines in patients; including the results of pharmacogenetic tests in the patient electronic medical record; and conducting quality-improvement research that evaluates the clinical and economic impact of precision-medicine guided by the CDSS. The Flinn Foundation’s support for this project will be matched by in-kind contributions from Banner Health.