The Caring for Communities Fund was established in 2015 through a generous donation from Carole Crosby, JD and Larry Wickless, DO to recognize and support the work of Osteopathic physicians making a difference in the lives of people struggling with a variety of healthcare and social issues.


Purpose


Providing healthcare to disadvantaged communities and populations is critical to the success of healthcare in the United States. The lack of physicians and access to healthcare in these communities severely compromises disease prevention activities and often results in poor health status. Recognizing there is a critical need for health services, AOF’s Caring for Communities Grant gave priority to programs and health initiatives addressing COVID-19 for the past two years. Caring for Communities Grants will continue to fund COVID-19 projects but will review all applications based on addressing the largest need and achieving the greatest impact.


Award

A limited number of grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 will be distributed to qualified 501(c)(3) health centers for a grant period of 12-36 months, contingent upon the submission and satisfactory review of annual reports.



Eligibility



Learn more about our most recent Caring for Communities Grant recipient.

The application portal will open second quarter of 2022.