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American Osteopathic Foundation Inc

Chicago, IL   |  https://www.aof.org

Mission

To support programs and services that promote Osteopathic medicine and enhance patient-centered care.

Ruling year info

1951

CEO

Rita Forden

Main address

142 E Ontario St STE 1450

Chicago, IL 60611 USA

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EIN

36-6056120

NTEE code info

Medical Disciplines (G90)

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Programs and results

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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?

William G. Anderson, DO Minority Scholarship

The William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship provides financial support to minority medical students who are committed to a lifelong pursuit to eliminate health care disparities and enhance patient-centered care.

Population(s) Served
Students
Alaskan Natives
American Indians
Native Hawaiians
People of African descent

International Medical Outreach Travel provides stipends to Osteopathic medical students who plan to travel to underserved, underdeveloped or disaster-stricken areas to provide medical services. The goal of this grant is to inspire and empower members of the Osteopathic profession to participate in humanitarian medical outreach trips.

To qualify, students must plan to travel to an underserved, underdeveloped, or disaster-stricken area on an international humanitarian medical outreach trip. Outreach trips must be overseen by a reputable institution or organization.

Population(s) Served
Students

The AOF and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) established a joint New Investigator Research Fund in 2018 to build a pipeline and advance the scientific training of new investigators by providing funding of up to $50,000 for DOs, MDs or PhDs conducting 18-month studies that focus on Osteopathic principles.

Population(s) Served
Researchers

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
Population(s) Served

Adults, Students, Researchers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Create and expand funding initiatives that support programs and services that advance Osteopathic medicine.

Develop strategic initiatives and partnerships within targeted demographics or geographic areas
Develop strategic initiatives and partnerships with new public health areas of focus
Implement a structure for funding collaborative strategic grants or initiatives

High-functioning, professional team
Board committee engagement
Integrated digital system that comprehensively serves the Foundation in all its operations

2022 Caring for Communities grant awarded to HOPE, which further expands health outreach to/for LGBTQ communities
LGBTQ+ CME training developed; panelists recruited & video recorded; live session to follow at OMED
Minority Scholarships increased annual distributions by 40% (from 5 to 7)
American Osteopathic Foundation/American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics ORE-O Grant partnership renewed for another 3 years

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.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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American Osteopathic Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Joseph Zammuto

Dawn Tartaglione, DO

Jeffrey Grove, DO

Joseph Zammuto, DO

Tom Wallace

Scott Cyrus, DO

Jeff Heatherington

Jill Helenbrook

John Kowalczyk, DO

Wendy McDonald, RN

Seger Morris, DO

Kris Nicholoff

Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO

Linda Saulnier

Julieanne Sees, DO

Barbara Ross-Lee, DO

Athena Masi, OMS II

Shereece Dove, OMS II

Thomas Quinn, DO

Shane Sergent, DO

Sonbol Shahid-Salles, DO

Board leadership practices

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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 2/1/2024

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

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/03/2024

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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.