What we fund

The Physicians Foundation provides grants that aim to assist physicians in sustaining and advancing their medical practices, support the delivery of quality patient care and improve the health care system in America.

Application process

The Physicians Foundation encourages all qualified and eligible organizations to apply for available grants. Certain eligibility requirements apply, including:

  • Applicants must be in the United States
  • Applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or tax-exempt educational institutions
  • Applicants must not be a private foundation as defined in IRC section 509 (a)

When a Request for Proposals (RFP) is released, potential applicants should review the documents associated with the RFP.

The Physicians Foundation’s grantmaking is intentional and focused — typically soliciting grants in deliberate areas guided by its strategic plan via RFPs. The Foundation currently focuses its efforts on leadership, wellness, drivers of health, and physician perspectives on practice (including telehealth). Due to our methodical grantmaking approach and the Foundation’s extensive existing grant and programmatic commitments, the Physicians Foundation is unable to consider any unsolicited requests for support. We encourage you to check back with our website, as this may change over time.

If you have any questions regarding the Foundation’s grantmaking, please contact the Foundation’s program officer, Heidi Heinlein. If you would like to be added to the Foundation’s email list to keep apprised of upcoming opportunities, please contact Jake Mellen.

If the Foundation is currently accepting letters of interest (LOIs) for a released RFP, the details will be listed below.

Application Calendar

Physicians Foundation Board MeetingProgram Areas Considered

Physician Leadership Proposals

Physician Wellness LOIs


Physician Wellness Proposals

Physician Perspective on Practice and Telehealth LOIs


Physician Perspective on Practice and Telehealth Proposals

Drivers of Health LOIs


Drivers of Health Proposals

Physician Leadership LOIs

Current RFP Opportunities

There are no current RFPs at this time.