• Family Medicine Cares USA (FMC USA) provides monetary grants of up to $25,000 to help new free clinics open their doors. Applicants for a new clinic FMC USA grant must have: opened or will open within six months of the application deadline, received or are in the process of receiving the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Seal of Excellence, has an AAFP member in a leadership role within the clinic, and met the specified criteria as stated in the Grant Guidelines and Requirements below.

    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 below. 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. 

    Please read the Clinic Guidelines and Requirements(4 page PDF) before applying. Application examples are available for new and existing clinics.

    How to Apply

    Clinic Application

    We encourage all to apply and are committed to supporting new free and existing clinics in the areas of need who reflect the rich diversity of the specialty and the patients served.

    Application opens March 15 and closes July 15 at 7:00 pm, Central Time. Apply through the online portal by clicking on the Apply Today button below. 

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

    • Download and complete Budget Worksheet. Upload with application.

    Deadline and Notification

    • Applications are accepted once per year from March 15 to July 15, 7:00 PM (CDT). 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 September 30.