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 2020 Application is now open; Grant deadlines are Aug. 15; Sept. 15; 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

Be Wise - Immunize Local Impact Grants  (The 2020 Application is now open until July 15)
TMA physician and medical student members, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies can apply for up to $2,500 to help fund a local vaccination event. TMA’s Be Wise - Immunize offers Local Impact Grants for shot clinics that serve kids or adults.

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. 

Apply to Offer Health and Wellness Activities to TMA Members 

Physician Health and Wellness Program COVID-19 Grant (August 28, September 30, and October 30, 2020) To help the greatest number of Texas physicians in need of health and wellness resources and strengthen the capacity of physician healers, the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) has established the TMAF Caring for Physician Healers: Mental Health and Wellness Resources During COVID-19 Fund. Eligible applicants are TMA County Medical Societies.  

Other Resources: Download a free guide to developing a medical society physician wellness program here. The LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program Toolkit was developed by a group of County Medical Society executives from across the nation. Funded by a generous grant from The Physicians Foundation, the Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) in Austin, Texas led the group. Visit to learn more about the TCMS physician wellness program.

Last Updated On

July 24, 2020