• Program Overview

    The Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) and its Grant Awards program is a collaborative program of the AAFP Foundation and the 55 AAFP Constituent Chapters and their Foundations. The applicant must be a Chapter or Chapter Foundation of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a 501(c)(3) organization or a 501(c)(6) organization.

    FMPC Grant Awards: Guiding Principles and Process provides an overview of the program. This document includes background information, goals, guiding principles used to focus the deliberation of the proposals, and an outline of the grant award process.

    Since 2006, the FMPC Grant Awards program has provided $1,310,170 to support 396 projects from AAFP Constituent Chapter/Chapter Foundations in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

    FMPC Priority Areas

    Proposed projects should align with one of the following FMPC priority areas:

    • Student and/or Resident project: Focuses on education, research, and/or humanitarian opportunities for students (high school, undergraduate, or medical students) and/or Family Medicine residents.
    • Member Outreach project: Focuses on education, research, and/or humanitarian opportunities that target AAFP Family Physician members.
    • Public Health project: Focuses on the health of families and communities by promoting healthy lifestyles; conducting research and/or providing education for disease and injury prevention; and/or projects that are humanitarian or service in nature that improve health of individuals or communities.


    The maximum award has been capped at $7,000 for the highest scoring grants to ensure that funding is distributed widely among the applicants. Since 2006, FMPC Grant Awards have generally ranged between $2,500 and $7,000 per award.

    Each application is evaluated by four reviewers (at least one is a Family Physician). The amount of each award is then based upon the reviewers’ average score and the recommendation of the FMPC Steering Committee.

    Grant awards will be paid in full following the recipient’s completion of the FMPC Grant Award Agreement. Most recipients quickly complete the agreement and receive their payment within a month of the notice of award.

    Grant Final Report Requirements

    • 2021 FMPC Grant Award Final Report Form and Request for Extension. The deadline for 2021 FMPC Grant Awards Final Report is August 15, 2022. A no-cost extension must be received by no later than July 15, 2022.
    • All written requests should include the due date being proposed and an explanation of why the extension is needed. Requests should be emailed to Veronica Roberts.

    Key Dates

    • 2022 Application Period: January 1 - February 28
    • 2022 Award Notification: Late May/early June
    • 2022 Project Period: July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
    • 2022 Final Report: Due by August 15, 2023

    Application Details

    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.

    FMPC Grant Award applications period is from January 1 through February 28 of each year.

    View eligibility requirements and application.

    Grant Writing and Final Report Resources

    FMPC Grant Writing Tips and Score Sheet Details.(7 page PDF)

    FMPC Grant Writing Final Report Tips.(4 page PDF)

    Sample Grants

    The following are sample grant applications for each of the three FMPC Priority Areas:

    • Member Outreach project(5 page PDF): This sample application provides training and materials that strengthen members' ability to offer high quality medical and palliative care services to their senior patients.
    • Public Health project(9 page PDF): This sample application supports a pediatric obesity intervention pilot project with 21 participating practices within their service area.
    • Student-Resident project:(5 page PDF) This sample application supports engagement of residents and students with the Chapter's Annual Meeting.

    FMPC Grant Award Projects

    Support The Program

    Funding for the FMPC Grant Awards Program is provided by the generosity of donors like you.