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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  • Celebrate Our Heroes at 2021 Gala

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    The 2021 gala, Superheroes: Meeting the Challenge, is a tribute to the many Texans who are working to keep you and your family, friends and colleagues safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as TMA and TMA Alliance member volunteers who improve the health of Texans though TMAF-funded programs. Join us in celebrating physicians, nurses, first responders, and others on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm for the first TMAF virtual gala. Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Special thanks to the sponsors who have signed on!

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  • Thousands Benefit From TMAF-Funded Programs in 2020

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    Donors made the decisive difference in helping to meet the greatest needs faced by children, students, adults with chronic conditions and more. In fact this year more than 50 TMAF grants enabled TMA and TMA Alliance members and their community collaborators to provide vaccine protection to thousands, health and wellness outreach to physicians facing unrelenting stress due to COVID-19, blood pressure management for the uninsured and much more.

    2020 Grant List  
  • Hard Hats for Little Heads Takes Hiatus in Early 2021

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    Because health fairs and similar community events still aren’t a safe option right due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program will take a hiatus through May 2021. The TMA Council on Health Promotion will reevaluate the COVID-19 environment relative to HHLH to determine if it is safe to resume. TMA Foundation continues to raise funds to be prepared for this possible resumption of activities in the second half of 2021. Your donation will help insure the program hits the ground running, so please make your secure online donation today.

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  • More than 50 Percent of Goal Reached! 

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    TMA Alliance is excited to again raise funds through its Holiday Sharing Card. Now in its 25th year, this appeal supports TMA Foundation and the TMA and TMAA programs it funds. These include favorites such as TMA’s Be WiseImmunize (pictured here) and Hard Hats for Little Heads  

    The Alliance Board set a goal to raise $5,000 by December 31. More the 50 percent has been reached! See who has donated so far and please add your name today with a tax-deductible donation  

    Make your secure gift online or call Marilyn Anderson, TMAF Data Manager, at (800) 880-1300 ext. 1466 to make a gift over the phone. Thank you!

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  • Stay Safe and Active With WWAD Texas

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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 TMAF’s President Susan M. Pike, MD, Georgetown on finding the right answer for your family when it comes to returning to school. WWADTX is funded by through a grant from TMA Foundation made possible by the generous support of Prudential, TMA Insurance Trust and gifts from physicians and their families.

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  • Healthier Together Thanks to You

    2019 Annual Report  

    View the 2019 TMA Foundation annual report, and learn how your generous donations are being wisely invested to improve the health of all Texans.

    Annual Report Video  
  • TMA Foundation Adds Trustees, Elects Officer


    Two physicians and a medical student have joined the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Board has selected a new officer. The new trustees and officer began serving this summer.

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  • Excellence in Science Teaching


    Congratulations to the nine Texas science teachers who were named the winners of TMA's 2020 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Together, these educators and their schools will receive $51,500 in cash awards. This program year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, designed to motivate teachers to inspire future doctors and scientists. The awards supported by an endowment generously established at the TMA Foundation by Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler and gifts from physicians and their families.

    Meet the Winners  
  • TMA Scholarships Awarded


    Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship through the TMA 2020 Minority Scholarship Program. The students were selected for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. Recipients are known as the “Bayardo Scholars” in recognition of the majority support provided by the TMA Foundation Trust Fund of Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, and the late Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo of Houston.

    2020 Bayardo Scholars  
  • 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, 2020 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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  • 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.


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  • 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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  • TMA Foundation Supports Member Benefits

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