The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. The AAFP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and supports more than 20 programs each year.
All of the AAFP Foundation's efforts are made possible through the donations of family physicians, corporations and others who provide voluntary financial support for the AAFP Foundation. These contributions are made either directly to the AAFP Foundation or by physicians checking off voluntary support on their AAFP dues statements. The Foundation regularly communicates with AAFP members to provide information on programs and grant opportunities, share results and request support or participation.