The Podiatry Foundation is committed to providing grant funds for research and educational projects that enhance the future of podiatric medical education. There are appropriate restrictions on all requests; they must fit within the purposes and guidelines, be relevant to podiatric medical education or research, and the applicant must be part of an IRS approved 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) not for profit organization. A 501(c)(6) organization may not use awarded funds for any function related to lobbying activities or for any purpose other than those charitable purposes for which the funds are specifically designated. The Podiatry Foundation cannot award a grant to an individual person who is not associated with the above-mentioned IRS approved organizations.  Grants will be made to projects deemed to have the highest potential impact on podiatric medical education and research. Grant recipients will be required to submit status and final reports for all projects.  These requirements and milestones will be established in the award letter.



Research Request for Proposal

Please click on the following link to review the Research Request for Proposal


How to Apply

The Letter of Intent and the Application must be submitted through an on-line application process. To apply for a grant, please click the button featured below; this will bring you directly to the SurveyMonkey Grant Application portal. If you are a first-time applicant, please click on the red “Register” button at the top right-hand corner. Once you create your account, you will receive a verification email. Once you confirm your account through the verification email, you may begin with the application process. Please note that there are seven programs in which to apply for a grant. If you are unsure of which program to use for the grant you wish to apply for, please send us an email and we can direct you to the proper program. You will first be required to submit the Letter of Intent. Once your Letter of Intent is submitted, you will receive email communications from the Executive Director regarding the status and if any additional information is required. Please allow up to 10 business days for your Letter of Intent to be reviewed. You will receive an email notification once your Letter of Intent is approved, at which time, you can continue with the application portion of the grant. Once the application is completed and submitted, you will receive email communications from the Executive Director regarding the status and if any additional information is required. Please allow up to 15 business days for the review of your full application. You will receive an email communication once your application is approved and an amount is awarded. A formal award letter will follow within 7 business days. If you have any questions at all throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Grant recipients may be required to submit periodic reports on the use of the funds and the progress of the project to The Podiatry Foundation Executive Director. All recipients must submit a final report on the results of the project by the specified date established within the guidelines of the award letter. Normally, grants are awarded for no more than a one year period. For more information on grants provided by private foundations, we recommend visiting IRS.gov