The Foundation Community Service grants are awarded to organizations that seek to provide massage therapy to communities or groups who currently have little or no access to such services. This program is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations. It benefits the recipient, the massage therapist, and the sponsoring organization by building stronger relationships between these parties.
The Community Service deadline is April 1, annually. The normal award for 12 monthsis $500-$5000 and must be used in the specific time period for which it has been awarded. These grants are available for organizations or affiliates of organizations that have been in existence for at least one year in the respective state or province; are tax-exempt under schedule 501(c)(3) in the U.S., non-profit charitable organization in other countries; currently provide some therapeutic or other service programs to the community; and have designated a qualified staff member to oversee the program.
The Foundation now has an online submission process and can no longer accept paper submissions. In order to apply for a grant, you will have to create a new account and then click on "Community Service Grant" to start your application. The application guidelines are also available to download once you create your new account.
For more information on this application process, including guidelines and forms, please visit http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/grants_community.html