Awards are granted to provide therapeutic massage and bodywork to communities or groups who may have little or no access to such services and who are in some way(s) marginalized by society, with the intention of enabling such communities to achieve their health potential. Awards may also be granted to provide therapeutic massage and bodywork in more mainstream contexts where it is not yet available. These awards are designated to promote working partnerships between the therapeutic massage and bodywork professions and community based organizations.
Grants will be awarded for a 12-month period; the value of the Community Service Grants will be between $500 and $5,000 and must be used in the specific time period for which they have been awarded. Any unspent funds must be returned to the Massage Therapy Foundation. Funding needed to support the continuation or completion of the project beyond either the designated completion date or the budgeted amount of the original grant must be requested in a new application.
Applications must be received by the deadline of April 1, 2012. Decisions will be made no later than 120 days from the application deadline.
For more information on the grants, including eligibility criteria, as well as application forms and procedures, please visit www.massagetherapyfoundation.org