The Family Medicine Chapter Alliance (FMCA) is a collaborative program of the AAFP Foundation and the 55 AAFP Constituent Chapters and their Foundations. The FMCA administers grant programs that provide funding to support the philanthropic work of Chapters and Chapter Foundations.
The FMCA Chapter Engagement Pilot Project highlights Chapter and Chapter Foundation activities while supporting FMCA fundraising efforts. Through this new initiative Chapters and Chapter Foundations use storytelling tools to illustrate the good work of the specialty and the amazing work being achieved by physicians (and staff) on the Chapter level.
Please Note: AAFP Chapter or Chapter Foundation may apply for both the Chapter Engagement Pilot funds as well as the FMCA Grant Award.
The FMCA will provide each AAFP Chapter or Chapter Foundation with $750 to showcase a chapter program/activity that connects with one of the three designated focus areas of the FMCA: Student/Resident, Member Outreach and Public Health.
The only requirement to receiving the funding is to complete the application and use storytelling elements in highlighting the impact of the project through an electronic channel of the Chapter or Chapter Foundation choosing and link to the AAFP Foundation’s donation site.
AAFP Chapter or Chapter Foundation need to apply by February 29 to receive funds to support their activities and must complete their promotion and return proof of their activities through storytelling to the AAFP Foundation by January 31 of the next year.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY TO PROMOTE MEMBERS TO GIVE TO THE FMCA.
Your chapter story must include the following text:
“Financial support for this program is provided by the FMCA which is funded by members like you! Help programs like this continue to support family medicine by giving to the FMCA. Select “Chapter Grants” when making your gift online at https://www.aafpfoundation.org/foundation/get-involved/give/donation-form.html(www.aafpfoundation.org). Thank you!”
AAFP Chapter or Chapter Foundation will receive $750 in funding from the AAFP Foundation upon submission of application. Funding will only be made to support philanthropic activities.
Funding will not be made to individuals or endowment funds. Funding will not be made to support political campaigns or the lobbying any public official, or for Chapters or Chapter Foundations to accomplish fundraising. Applications that fail to comply with all eligibility and submission requirements will not be considered for funding.
We encourage all Chapter/Chapter Foundations to apply who are committed to supporting philanthropic projects focused on health priority areas and reflect the rich diversity of the specialty and the patients served.