Grants & Programs
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. Projects that seek to launch a new program or initiative or incorporate a new or innovative practice into an existing program will receive preference.
A limited number of grants of $10,000 will be distributed to qualified 501(c)(3) health centers for a period of 12-36 months, contingent upon the submission and satisfactory review of reporting requirements. Award determinations will be announced by the end of November. Payments will be made in two installments: 80% upon signing of grant agreement and 20% upon completion of final report.
- A qualified tax-exempt nonprofit organization registered in the United States, with a DO directly and actively involved in the operation and evaluation of the program.
- Projects that seek to launch a new initiative or incorporate an innovative practice into an existing program will receive preference.
- The project must directly benefit patients, address a critical need, be able to measure impact, and align with one of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives.
- The project must serve and treat a significant number of disadvantaged people and/or people in desperate need of healthcare.
- The organization should have a history of treating patients for a minimum of one year.
- The project should seek to provide measurable improvements to patient health and quality of life.
- The organization should be committed to Osteopathic philosophy and principles in patient care.
Step 1: Letter of Intent - Please allow for 5 business days for AOF to review, once submitted.
- All applicants must submit a letter of inquiry through the portal to include an executive summary, purpose of request, budget, and project start/end date.
Step 2: Full Proposal - Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal.
- Organization Summary
- Program description with activities, objectives, and anticipated results, information about population being served, and a timeline for implementation.
- Description & measurement of anticipated client and organizational outcomes.
- Budget detailing the proposed use of grant funds, summary of funds secured or requested.
- Director’s current CV; name of Osteopathic physician overseeing/heading the program.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from partnering organizations.
Learn more about our most recent Caring for Communities Grant recipient.