• Eligibility

    Family Medicine Cares USA (FMC USA) provides monetary grants up to $25,000 to help new, free clinics open their doors. Applicants for a FMC USA grant must be a new clinic nearing completion of the Volunteers in Medicine America clinic development process, have an AAFP member in a leadership role within the clinic, and meet specified criteria as stated in the Grant Guidelines and Requirements(4 page PDF). Primary consideration will be given to clinics with an AAFP member serving as medical director and to those who have Family Medicine residents and/or medical students involved as volunteers. View a sample application(19 page PDF).

    Eligibility

    The priority of FMC USA is to support the opening of new free clinics. However, if funds are available, FMC USA also provides grants up to $10,000 to existing clinics to help care for the uninsured in their communities. Grant applications are accepted from clinics who have an AAFP member in an active leadership role within the organization and meet the specified criteria as stated in the Grant Guidelines and Requirements(4 page PDF). Priority will be given to clinics with an AAFP member serving as medical director and to those who have Family Medicine residents and/or medical students involved as volunteers. View a sample application(17 page PDF).

    How to Apply and Guidelines

    Deadline for application is July 15, 7:00 pm Central Time.

    New Clinic Guidelines and Requirements(4 page PDF)

    Existing Clinic Guidelines and Requirements(4 page PDF)

    Questions? Contact Sharon Hunt or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6006.

    Deadline and Notification

    • Applications are accepted once per year on July 15, 7:00 pm Central Time. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application is due on the following workday.
    • Selected clinics will be notified via email by November 30.