Grants & Programs
Established in 2006 through an estate bequest from Julian and Esther Rossnick, The AOF’s Rossnick Humanitarian Grant program provided an airfare and lodging stipend for members of the Osteopathic profession who traveled to underserved, underdeveloped, or disaster-stricken areas to provide medical services. The goal was to inspire and empower members of the Osteopathic profession to participate in humanitarian medical missions. In 2020 and 2021, the AOF suspended this program due to the U.S. State Department’s Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel. For the 2022 program year, the AOF has developed a one-time RFP to recognize and support Osteopathic medical outreach across the globe.
A limited number of grants up to $10,000 each will be distributed to DO-led and organized, patient-centered, student educational and/or direct-care focused research-related initiatives with an international medical outreach component. Direct patient care will be prioritized for grant awards. Award determinations will be announced in August.
- Only qualified 501(c)(3) organizations may apply
- A DO must be directly involved in the planning and day-to-day medical operations of the international patient-centered, medical student educational or research initiative
- Through this award, the organization must address an underserved, underdeveloped, or disaster-stricken area outside of the United States through humanitarian outreach for the purpose of providing medical relief and services, setting up health facilities, or educating health care workers so they can provide care to those in need
- Medical humanitarian outreach must exemplify the Osteopathic philosophy and principles in patient care
- Grant money may not be used for food, supplies or housing for the people in the affected area nor to cover fees or pre-trip expenses for volunteers or staff such as vaccines or other medications that may be necessary
- The recipient organization is responsible for obtaining any licenses, insurance, or approvals necessary to perform programmatic services in the desired area.
Step 1: Letter of Intent – Once submitted, please allow for 2-3 business days for review.
- All applicants must submit an LOI through the portal with a brief executive summary, the purpose of the request, budget, and project start/end date.
Step 2: Full Proposal - Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal that is due by July 12.
- Organization Summary
- Program Description with activities, objectives, and anticipated results
- Population being served
- Timeline and Implementation
- Description & measurement of anticipated client and organizational outcomes
- A program budget detailing the proposed use of grant funds, summary of funds secured or requested
- Director's current CV/Resume
- Name of Osteopathic physician overseeing/heading the program
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from partnering organizations