Funding Information

The Institute on Medicine as a Profession1 was founded in 2003 with a grant of $7.5 million from George Soros and the Open Society Institute (OSI).  Neither Open Society Institute, nor any business associated with George Soros is represented on the IMAP board of directors.

Other support includes grants from private foundations, public charities, and government agencies.  To protect our research from conflicts of interest, IMAP does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical, medical device, or tobacco industries, or any other entity whose funding would potentially jeopardize the integrity of our work.  In addition, IMAP adheres to a firm conflict of interest policy. 


Founding Grant:
Open Society Institute                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $7,500,000 (2003)


Grants and Contracts:
Abell Foundation
$5,000 (2008)

ABIM Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $325,000 (2003)
$60,000 (2008)

American Legacy Foundation
$295,124 (2003)

Foundation OSI
$10,000 (2006)
$25,000 (2008)
$25,000 (2009)
$25,000 (2010)
$25,000 (2011) 

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
$30,000 (2008)
$20,000 (2011)
$20,000 (2012) 

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

$35,000 (2010)
$400,000 (2012)

New York Community Trust Foundation
$10,000 (2006)

Oregon Department of Justice
$399,495 (2007)
$920,712 (2011)

OSI funding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $2,166,334 (2004-2010)

The Pew Charitable Trusts/Community Catalyst2                                                      $1,496,122 (2006-08)

Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
$30,000 (2008)

The Selz Foundation
$650,000 (2010)
$501,297 (2012)


1 IMAP, through an agreement with Columbia University funds the Center on Medicine as a Profession (CMAP) at the College of Physicians Surgeons. The grant enables CMAP to engage in activities that further IMAP’s tax-exempt purposes.

2 IMAP and Community Catalyst jointly developed the Prescription Project which received $6,000,000 in funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Community Catalyst is the official project grantee; IMAP receives project funds via a subcontract from Community Catalyst.

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