Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What exactly is the Foundation for Physical Therapy?
    Since its establishment in 1979, the Foundation for Physical Therapy has made it its mission-as the sole national, independent nonprofit organization-to create a more mobile future by developing the next generation of physical therapy researchers. For the past 37 years, it has been dedicated to changing healthcare by providing society with proven research intended to optimize physical functioning through its support for scientifically based and clinically relevant physical therapy research and doctoral scholarships and fellowships.
  2. How can I help or donate?
    The Foundation makes it easy to support the physical therapy profession through several ways. Visit Become a Donor to find out how you can give back to your profession. Please remember that the Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. (Tax ID number: 13-6161225.)
  3. What areas of physical therapy research does the Foundation promote?
    The Foundation for Physical Therapy supports the many researchers around the country who are now developing new treatments and approaches in so many arenas, including but not limited to: orthopedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurology, chronic conditions, and cardiology.
  4. Where can I learn more about the impact the Foundation has?
    Please visit our News and Events page or check out Donor Stories. Also follow us on social media to stay up-to-date.
  5. I am considering adding the Foundation in my will, where do I begin?
    Please visit Wills & Bequests to learn more or call 1-800-875-1378.
  6. I am looking to apply for Foundation funding, where do I start?
    We advise all interested applicants to read through our Funding Opportunities.

If you still have any questions related to our funding process, eligibility, and peer-review process, please check out our Funding FAQ’s or call 1-800-875-1378.