Community Service Grants

Community Service Grants


Community Service grants are awarded to charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.

This program is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations.

The maximum award is $5,000 for a one-year project period. These grants are available for organizations or affiliates of organizations that have been in existence for at least one year in the respective state or province; are tax-exempt under schedule 501(c)(3) in the U.S., non-profit charitable organization in other countries; currently provide some therapeutic or other service programs to the community; and have designated a qualified staff member to oversee the program.

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Community Service Grantees.

Massage for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Willie Martin
New Orleans Community Outreach

Incorporating Massage Into Paralysis Rehabilitation
Christopher Kagen
Pushing Boundaries

Lend a Hand, Therapeutic Innovations for Veterans
Kathy Brewer
Veterans Helping Veterans Now
Click here to read how the program has helped others.

Massage Therapy for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
Karen Hanscom
Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma


Our 2015 Community Service Grant process is now closed. The process will reopen in October.

Community Service Grant Ethics review formView the 2015 Community Service Grant guidelines.

Photo Release Form

View the past MTF Community Service Grant winners.

For more information, please contact:

Christine Daskais, Foundation Associate at /847-905-1667 or 
Gini Ohlson, Executive Director at