Funding Opportunities

Apply to Improve the Health of Your Community

TMAF offers a variety of funding opportunities to members of the TMA and TMAA "Family of Medicine" for programs that address the needs in their communities. Learn more about grant and award opportunities offered throughout the year (including deadlines) and see if you qualify to apply.

Community Grants 
(The 2021 Application will open on April 1; Grant deadlines are July 31; and Nov 15)
Each year TMAF accepts applications from county medical societies, alliance and medical student chapters for community health improvement programs. Society and alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grant Program and medical student chapters may apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Student Community Leadership Grants Program

*Special Opportunity: 2021 Medical Community Grants COVID-19
(Application open Feb 1; March 31 Deadline)
TMA county medical societies, alliance and medical student chapters are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 in matching funds for programs that address issues in their community during the current pandemic. Programs designed to improve the health of your community including testing, education and more are encouraged. Apply through TMAF's Grants Portal.  

Vaccines Defend What Matters Local Impact Grants  

(The 2021 application opens Jan. 29; March 1 deadline)
TMA physician and medical student members, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies can apply for up to $3,500 to help fund programs or events that either directly provide vaccinations or promote vaccine education. Grants are not limited to but can fund shot clinics to vaccinate underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, and adults, events that educate the public about vaccinations, and/or outreach initiatives that address vaccine hesitancy.  

 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award 
(Nomination form will be available in July with an Oct. 31 deadline for consideration) 
The John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award focuses on exceptional projects that address urgent threats to the public’s health, address TMA science and public health priorities, and further TMAF’s mission: to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans. Established in 1995, the award has recognized local and statewide programs ranging from access to health care, cancer prevention, childhood obesity, and more. The top winner receives a $7,500 award to be used towards the winning program. TMA Foundation may also recognize a secondary winner with a $3,000 grant.  

Family of Funds  

(Application availability and deadlines vary)
Established in 2017, the Family of Funds serves as the umbrella for TMAF funds and endowments that support the charitable health improvement and education goals of TMA and TMAA members and the related efforts of TMA county medical societies and TMA alliance and medical student chapters. 


Last Updated On

February 10, 2021