Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Trustee Awards Grants Program

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In order to fulfill our mission to advance community health care issues, the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation provides Trustee Awards in the amount of $1,500 each month to unique and meaningful projects that function to improve public health in the state of Arizona.

Award Cycle

Complete proposals must be submitted and received at the Foundation office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first of the month as designated by the deadlines below. For example, if you would like to receive funding in April, May, or June, your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 1st. The decision on the program's proposal will be announced by the first of the requested month. Funds will be immediately available to the selected program. Below is a breakdown of the funding deadlines:

March 1st deadline for funding in April, May, & June

May 1st deadline for funding in July, August, & September

September 1st deadline for funding in October, November, & December

November 1st deadline for funding in January, February, & March

Eligible Programs

Projects that are unique and demonstrate potential to make a meaningful impact are preferred. Projects that require quick granting action in order to address a community problem or situation are also preferred. Organizations that have previously been awarded a TOMF Trustee Award, will not be considered for an additional Trustee Award until two (2) years have passed from the original funding date.

Applicants should carefully consider the following exclusions that result from budgetary considerations, Foundation policy or federal laws. The Foundation does not consider requests from:

1. Individual applicants
2. Political lobbyists, organizations or campaigns
3. Religious activities or organizations
4. Private foundations or private operating foundations
5. Professional associations
6. Specialized health organizations, hospitals or medical centers for operating funds
7. Tax supported government programs or functions
8. Fraternal, veterans, or military organizations
9. Sponsors of conferences, fund-raising campaigns and
10. Telephone and/or mail solicitors

Moreover, the Foundation neither supports nor engages in any political activity. It does not attempt to influence legislation or political campaigns for public office, nor does it support organizations engaging in these activities.

In addition, the Foundation does not provide "annual" grants or continuing support. Individual grant proposals from organizations receiving current or previous Foundation support will be judged as new requests and evaluated in relation to other proposals before the Foundation.

Application Process

Qualified organizations applying for a grant are encouraged to submit a proposal online. 

The Foundation reserves the right to request such additional information as it deems necessary.

Review Process

All requests are reviewed by staff to determine whether or not they meet the Foundation's objectives and project guidelines. Applications having significant merit and relevance to the Foundation's objectives and priorities are later presented to the Foundation's Grants, Scholarships and Awards Committee for consideration. Organizations that have previously been awarded a TOMF Trustee Award, will not be considered for an additional Trustee Award until two (2) years have passed from the original funding date.

Organizations receiving an award are expected to comply with the conditions specified in the application procedures. The Foundation reserves the right to report publicly on the achievements of its grant recipients.

Recipients will be notified on the first of the month of which they requested funding.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Struck, Program Director, at (520)299-4545 or