The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress that the Foundation is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
To reach the Platinum level, the Foundation added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, the Foundation shows its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.
The Foundation is the only national funder whose sole purpose is to support physical therapy research and fund emerging investigators in the field. We do this work to continually build a cadre of investigators that can improve the quality and delivery of physical therapy – supporting scientifically based, clinically relevant research movement and health. The Foundation’s GuideStar recognition is the latest in exciting announcements for the Foundation’s steadfast supporters. The organization recently announced more than $300,000 in fellowship and scholarship awards and the decision to extend funding the one-of-its-kind Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) for an additional two years.