TMA Foundation

  • Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health


    TMA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic arm of TMA. It is the only philanthropy in Texas dedicated to the charitable concerns of all physicians. TMAF’s mission is to "fund initiatives with the power to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans." TMA projects funded by TMAF are selected on their ability to target urgent health needs affecting a large segment of the state's residents with results that can be measured. Projects often involve public-private collaborations, which maximize the effectiveness of programs and enable efforts to be tailored to meet local needs.  Learn more about TMA Foundation

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  • Message From Host City Chairs

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    The Art of Medicine, set for May 1, will go down in history as the TMA Foundation gala that wasn’t due to COVID-19. But what also will be noted is the magnificent generosity of donors who are donating their sponsorship and ticket purchases to support TMAF’s mission, as explained in a message from our Gala Host City Chairs.

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  • Are You Wearing Your Mask Properly?

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    Texans can stay active and socially connected through TMA’s Walk with a Doc Texas thanks to virtual talks and walks at TMA members and physicians around the world who normally lead these in-person monthly talks and walks are now producing video talks on a variety of topics including one from TMA’s own Rizwan Bukhari, MD, Dallas on how to wear a mask properly during the COVID-19 pandemic. WWADTX is funded by TMA..

    How To Wear a Mask  
  • Members and Patients Benefit from 2020 Grants


    With more than $540,000 in grants from TMA Foundation, TMA’s 2020 community outreach programs provide members opportunities to give back to their community through health improvement and education activities. Learn more and find resources for your practice. Other grant-funded initiatives build the pipeline of future physicians through science education and medical student scholarships. Gifts to TMAF are tax-deductible.

  • NEW Law Effective Jan. 1 on Giving From an IRA


    TMA Foundation is qualified to accept “qualified charitable distributions” from an IRA. If you’re 70 and 1/2 or older, an IRA “qualified charitable distribution” or QCD enables you to support the work of TMAF without tapping into other income you need for daily and monthly needs. It also can help you starting at age 72 when you must take your required minimum distribution because QCDs of up to $100,000 in a year may be excluded from taxable income. Read more about the NEW law and how you and TMAF can benefit from this method of donating.

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  • Dr. Goodman Honored by TMAF Fund

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    Outstanding speakers and critical education for physicians to lead the future of medicine will reach new heights thanks 33 donors whose generous gifts have established The Louis J. Goodman Lectureship on Leadership in Medicine. The lectureship honors Louis J. Goodman, PhD, who served as CEO and executive vice president of TMA and recently retired.

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  • TMAF Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds

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    TMAF is pleased to announce two new scholarship funds established by Houston pathologist Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, in memory of his wife, Agniela (Annie). Dr. Bayardo’s generous gifts enable county medical societies that have medical student scholarship programs to apply to the foundation for one matching scholarship from each fund.

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  • Individuals Who Donated in 2019

    Thank you to our individual donors in 2019 for creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.


    View the 2019 Donor List

    Institutions That Donated in 2019

    Thank you to our institutional donors in 2019 for collaborating to create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.


    See the Institutional Donors
  • 2019 Rewind

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    This is how a vision becomes a reality. Watch the 2019 Year in Pictures and join us in 2020!

    TMAF's 2019 in Pictures
  • 2018 Health Impact Report

    Imagine 100,000+ Texans living healthier lives thanks to programs donors made possible with generous philanthropic and volunteer support in 2018. You can read all about these programs and more in the 2018 TMAF Annual Report.

  • A Future of Strength

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    Join more than 120 of your colleagues whose gifts to the TMAF General Endowment are providing sustained philanthropic funding for the community health improvement work of TMA physicians and medical students and alliance members over the long term.

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  • Help Your Community

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    You already know that the Texas Medical Association is committed to improving the health of all Texans. But how much do you know about TMA outreach programs that can help not only your patients but everybody in your community? TMA supports a variety of outreach programs to help you care for your whole community.

    TMA Community Outreach  
  • TMA Foundation Supports Member Benefits

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?