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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

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

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

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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

EIN: 13-6161225


Mission

To fund research and develop researchers to optimize movement and improve the health of society.

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

Subject area info

Foundations

Health

Population served info

Adults

Academics

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

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

Increasing

Context Notes

Grant funding awarded by year, excludes scholarships and fellowships.

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

Holding steady

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 Plan 2024-2028
GOAL 1: Discover - Advance research priorities that have high impact.

Goal 2 Develop - Increase contributions from a diverse donor base to support research.

Goal 3 - Inspire - Enhance awareness of the Foundations value among stakeholders.

Goal 4 Collaborate Foster strategic partnerships and collaborate to advance research.

Goal 5 Sustainability The Foundation has the leadership and resources essential to advance the mission.

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.

- Develop a cadre of researchers through grants, awards, and scholarships to allow them to grow impactful research.
- Expand research capacity within the physical therapy profession to demonstrate the value of physical therapy.
- Perform ongoing evaluation of the Foundations funding mechanisms and use the data to optimize the desired outcomes.
- Expand opportunities to engage with platforms and messaging to promote the Foundation.
- Develop messages / stories that resonate with general audiences, PTs/PTAs, researchers, students, and other stakeholders.
- Develop methods (white paper, database, literature review) to increase understanding of how research benefits practice and outcomes.
- Foster relationships with academia and faculty, enhance research, and increase participation.
- Maintain staffing levels and expertise necessary to advance the strategic plan.

The Foundation Board of Trustees, CEO, staff and volunteer committees are working collaboratively to achieve goals of the 2024-2028 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 has dedicated funding to support the continued work of health services and implementation science beginning in 2025.
Hired a manager, scientific programs to provide higher level support of our grant making programs.
The Foundation continues to create 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.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16.43

Average of 13.67 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.4

Average of 10 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

24%

Average of 27% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$171,212 $137,365 $639,581 $740,753 -$728,161
As % of expenses -6.0% 5.7% 31.6% 37.7% -32.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$171,212 $137,365 $639,581 $740,753 -$728,161
As % of expenses -6.0% 5.7% 31.6% 37.7% -32.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,577,728 $2,883,104 $3,438,574 $4,975,616 $2,697,430
Total revenue, % change over prior year -54.3% 11.8% 19.3% 44.7% -45.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 9.1% 27.9% 37.2% 25.1% 15.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 76.9% 76.3% 39.2% 32.2% 64.5%
Other revenue 14.0% -4.3% 23.6% 42.7% 19.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,840,527 $2,406,835 $2,021,700 $1,966,667 $2,223,112
Total expenses, % change over prior year 20.8% -15.3% -16.0% -2.7% 13.0%
Personnel 30.5% 36.7% 43.8% 43.3% 35.5%
Professional fees 9.8% 9.2% 7.3% 5.1% 4.4%
Occupancy 1.7% 2.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 47.6% 40.7% 39.7% 42.5% 51.1%
All other expenses 10.4% 11.3% 7.3% 9.1% 8.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,840,527 $2,406,835 $2,021,700 $1,966,667 $2,223,112
One month of savings $236,711 $200,570 $168,475 $163,889 $185,259
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,077,238 $2,607,405 $2,190,175 $2,130,556 $2,408,371

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.6 5.7 11.6 9.7 8.4
Months of cash and investments 83.8 115.8 148.9 172.2 126.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.6 16.8 23.8 28.9 21.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,562,189 $1,140,174 $1,962,097 $1,588,132 $1,551,401
Investments $18,278,285 $22,094,187 $23,131,656 $26,633,417 $21,932,423
Receivables $193,833 $157,026 $93,804 $106,542 $281,293
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 10.4% 7.8% 6.7% 4.6% 6.0%
Unrestricted net assets $3,224,706 $3,362,071 $4,001,652 $4,742,405 $4,014,244
Temporarily restricted net assets $6,011,325 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $8,727,881 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $14,739,206 $18,205,621 $19,518,726 $22,382,265 $18,348,671
Total net assets $17,963,912 $21,567,692 $23,520,378 $27,124,670 $22,362,915

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Barbara Malm MBA

Malm has worked with the Foundation since 2007 and served as the Deputy Executive Director prior to being named the Executive Director in 2011. Prior to joining the Foundation staff, she worked as a nonprofit consultant and business owner. Malm received her MBA from Daniels College of Business - University of Denver.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH, INC

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Paul Rockar

Dwayne Hofstatter

Marilyn Moffat

New York University

Rebecca Craik

Arcadia University

Terry Brown

Nancy Byl

Linda Van Dillen

Washington University in St Louis

Jimmy McKay

Don Jackson

Eva Norman

Barbara Connolly

Chris Powers

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 3/4/2024

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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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2024

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

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.