Foundation Annual Reports

Our Year in Funding and Fundraising: 2020 Annual Report

Since 1979, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) has funded promising physical therapy research. Thanks to years of support from donors like you, we were able to continue these investments in 2020. Your investments made it possible to continue sowing the seeds for the future. Your donations fund physical therapy research that will help the profession continue to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of our world. Thank you for your dedication and supportRead More >>

Past Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report

In 2019, FPTR celebrated our 40th anniversary. The year marked 4 decades of Foundation funded research and the accomplishments of those who were able to launch their careers with Foundation support. Read More >>

The 2018 Annual Report

In 2018 FPTR celebrated its third consecutive year of funding more than $1 million in grants and scholarships by distributing funds to 36 promising physical therapist researchers. The student-led Mercer-Marquette Challenge marked a record-breaking year. Students from 178 schools raised $328,456 for research.


The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is committed to using your donations responsibly and effectively to help achieve our mission to fund physical therapy research. In order to ensure our openness and transparency with our donors, please review our audited financial documents to learn more.

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