What We Do

What We Do

The Sandgaard Foundation supports nationwide efforts to decrease the habitual use of prescription pain medication, prevent addiction, and support victims and their families.


The Sandgaard Foundation seeks to address the opioid epidemic by helping fund initiatives that save lives from opioid overdose, help people escape the cycle of relapse, and support victims and their families. We do this by creating non-traditional coalitions and actively supporting initiatives that create positive changes to help end the opioid epidemic by changing the conversation around pain and the shame and isolation that brings people into the crisis and keeps them there.

We believe that it’s time to crank up the volume on these issues as we band together to heal, talk openly about opioid abuse, work with healthcare professionals and change the way we treat pain.

The Sandgaard Foundation to End the Opioid Epidemic was founded in August 2018 by Thomas Sandgaard in Denver, Colorado.

“If we want to rock the opioid crisis and end it, we’ve got to band together. I am calling for a series of bold conversations on what we’re missing with awareness and funding to help people break out of the cycle of substance use disorder.”

–Thomas Sandgaard

Band Together

We’re taking the opioid crisis seriously, and we’re not doing it alone. The academic discussions are as important as the scientific ones. We will use our voice to amplify great ideas and to shout about discrepancies—helping willing individuals and groups come together for change.