Endowments & Research Funds


With a goal of providing stable, long-term financial resources for the Foundation as well as funding for specific areas or research, Endowment & Research Funds have been established by individuals and organizations.  An Endowment Fund is also a way to leave a legacy or to honor someone. Grants and Scholarships made possible through these funds provide financial support for the Foundation’s critical priorities.


Academy of Geriatrics Fund

Established to facilitate the research and evaluation of physical therapist interventions for older adults. Donate today!

AAOMPT Endowment Fund

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) endowment fund was created to provide funding for grants and projects to investigate areas related to musculoskeletal disorders. Donate today!

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Human Performance Endowment Fund

Supports research topics related to the physical therapy management of cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders, including prevention, fitness and health promotion. This fund makes the Scot C. Irwin, PT, DPT, CCS scholarship possible. Donate today!

Charlene Mae Nelson Endowment Fund

Established to provide doctoral scholarships to physical therapist researchers with priority given to those involved in Clinical Electrophysiology. Donate today!

Charles Magistro Family Endowment Fund

Established in recognition of the need for clinical research relating to those services most commonly delivered by physical therapists, as determined by current practice patterns, and the development of innovative interventions that offer reasonable assurance that they will be therapeutically effective. Donate today!

Deusinger Family Endowment Fund

Support the most pressing needs of the Foundation as defined by its mission and trustees. Donate today!

Education Endowment Fund

Provides funding for research in physical therapy education and for developing a new generation of physical therapy practitioners. Donate today!

Jayne L Snyder Endowment

Created to support the development of new interventions that will be clinically relevant and therapeutically effective. Donate today!

Marilyn Moffat Endowment Fund

This endowment for Geriatric Research will fund, in perpetuity, research designed to specifically advance knowledge of physical therapy for older adults. Donate today!

McEwen Family Fund

The McEwen Family Fund for School-Based Physical Therapy Research will provide funding for grants and projects to investigate areas related to school-based physical therapy. Donate today!

Neurology Endowment Fund

Supports post-professional doctoral scholarships for neurology focused researchers.  This fund makes the Marylou Barnes, PT, FAPTA and Patricia Leahy, PT scholarships possible. Donate today!

Orthopaedic Section Endowment

Established to fund research that will supply the best evidence to enhance the diagnosis, management and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. Donate today!

Paris Patla Endowment Fund

Created to provide funding for grants and projects to investigate areas related to any clinical field of physical therapy research. Donate today!

Pediatric Fund Endowment

Funds emerging researchers that seek to examine one or more elements in the physical therapy patient/client management for children with developmental disabilities. Donate today!

Women's Health Section Fund

Established to provide grants to individuals to investigate the advancement of women's health physical therapy through evidence-based practice that closely align with the research priorities of the APTA Section on Women's Health. Donate today!

Establish an Endowment or Research Fund

To learn how you can create an Endowed Fund or Research Fund to support physical therapy research today and in the future, call 800-875-1378 or email ericasadiq@foundation4pt.org.