fsgl wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:
“Every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life” is the motto of the Gates Foundation. One cannot live a productive life, especially in developing countries, if one is ill. Because 2/3 of downloads goes elsewhere, OpenEMR may be the only EHR tool our foreign colleagues have to assist them in the care of their patients.
The Gates Foundation has yet to consider an application, let alone write a check. As a board member, would you refuse a potential grant out-of-hand because mission statements don’t mesh? It’s the job of the applicant to make the connections.
I have every intention of applying to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and any philanthropy that has anything remotely related to healthcare. Even to some which don’t. Akin to carpet bombing.
Out of the big pile, someone may say: “Yes, we would love to underwrite such a worthwhile cause”. Gift giving is a matter of the heart. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to it. If not, we’re back to our regular fundraising.