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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

We fund physical therapy research, grants, scholarships, and fellowships.

Alexandria, VA   |  https://foundation4pt.org/

Mission

Funding research and developing researchers to optimize movement and health.

Ruling year info

1960

CEO

Barbara Malm MBA

Main address

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 110

Alexandria, VA 22305-3085 USA

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Formerly known as

PHYSICAL THERAPY FUND, INC.

FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY INC

FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH INC

EIN

13-6161225

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Foundation is the only national funder whose sole purpose is to support physical therapy research and fund emerging investigators in the field. We do this work to continually build a cadre of investigators that can improve the quality and delivery of physical therapy – supporting scientifically based, clinically relevant research movement and health.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Physical Therapy Research Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

The Foundation is dedicated to the goal of improving the quality and delivery of patient care.  The Foundation accomplishes this by providing support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapist practice.

Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I: A 1-year, $7,500 scholarship to support individuals in the coursework phase of post-professional doctoral studies.

PODS II Scholarships: A 1-year, $15,000 scholarship to support individuals in the post-candidacy phase of post-professional doctoral studies.
 
Combine PODS/New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI): A POODS II and 2-year, $100,000 post-doctoral fellowship intended to fund a mentored research experience in continuation of the development of recent post-professional, doctorally prepared physical therapist researchers.


Research Grants: A variety of 1-2 year, $40,000 - $100,000 research grants are available.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Physical Therapy Research Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Grant funding awarded by year, excludes scholarships and fellowships. Grant funding dropped in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Physical Therapy Research Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Funding for scholarships and fellowships.

Total amount of external follow-on funding that our funding recipients have received to date.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Physical Therapy Research Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

External funding received by those who received early career funding from the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy will continue to support the many researchers around the country who are now developing new treatments and approaches in so many arenas, including: orthopedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurology, chronic conditions, and cardiology.

Strategic priority 2021-2022
Strive to rebuild to 2019 levels of donations and awards as the organization continues to rebound due to the impact of COVID on our donors and researchers.


Goal 1: Fundraising - Continue to annually increase growth of unrestricted fundraising by 5% each year for 2022 and 2023

Goal 2: Awareness - Perform and communication evaluation and update; Increase awareness of research being funded by the Foundation

Goal 3: Research Impact - Continue funding NIFTI grants in 2022 and 2023; Increase and diversify the research applicant pool; Develop potential themes/purpose for a capital campaign

Goal 4: Partnerships - To create strategic partnerships/collaborations to enhance the mission and vision of the Foundation.

How You Can Support Us

We invite you to join us as we work together to advance the applications of physical therapy and provide evidence of physical therapy's enormous impact on recovery, rehabilitation, and retaining an active, healthy life.

• Work with consultants and staff to develop fundraising plans and strategies for staff to implement
• Identify stakeholders to participate in the discussion
• FPTR to discuss the outcome with follow-on funders for input on priorities.
• 2 webinars per year geared toward research candidates and their needs to be a successful grant applicants (i.e. grant writing, mentoring).
• 2 webinars to coincide with the opening of the grants/scholarships (April & Nov 2022 and 2023). Aggressive marketing to DPT and PhD educational programs and specialty residency programs, creating flyers, emails, posting on their FB pages
• Continue participating with Health Research Alliance meetings and bring ideas for best practice for Research Committee consideration Q1 2022 and ongoing.

The Foundation Board of Trustees, CEO, staff and volunteer committees are working collaboratively to achieve goals of the 2022-2023 Strategic Plan. Board, Committee members and staff work towards the goals, milestones, proposed next steps to achieve the strategic priorities.

The Board will annually review the strategic plan and a Board-Level Performance Dashboard tracks status of each priority. The Board will consider adjustments and additions as priorities are reached. The Board sets the priorities for the organization and this is communicated to committees who assist with implementation. Staff are deeply involved in the strategic plan review and guide implementation and track progress.

Budget development and staff position descriptions are drafted to align with the strategic plan.

The Foundation expanded our $2.5 million 5 year grant, "Center of Excellence" (COE), for health services/health policy research in 2015 to 10 years. Now entering year 8. The impact of the grant now known as CoHSTAR has been impressive with opportunities for researchers to apply for fellowships and pilot projects in health services research. The Foundation has provided additional funding to support the continued work of COHSTAR. through 2025.

The Foundation went through a 2 year communications assessment and is now working on audience segmentation.

The Foundation created new Impact Reports to share details to fund holders.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

Board of directors
as of 11/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Rockar

Stuart Binder-Macleod

University of Delaware

Dwayne Hofstatter

Marilyn Moffat

New York University

Rebecca Craik

Arcadia University

Terry Brown

Nancy Byl

Linda Van Dillen

Washington University in St Louis

Joe Farrell

Jimmy McKay

Don Jackson

Drew Bossen

Eva Norman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.