Community Service

Providing massage therapy to underserved communities


The Massage Therapy Foundation believes that massage therapy should be accessible to everyone. Our Community Service Grants deliver massage to underserved populations all over the world.

To date we have granted $411,463.49 to 81 Community Service Grants all over the globe, and served diverse populations ranging from prisoners transitioning back to society, to children orphaned by the Japanese tsunami, to farm laborers in Central Mexico. The Community Service Grants also provide valuable data on special populations and health resource disparities. This information can serve our profession in other capacities.

Read about our 2018 Community Service Grantees

Apply for a Community Service Grant

View the past MTF Community Service Grant winners

Check out the video highlighting our 2015 Community Service Grantees below.

Do you want to start a project, but aren’t sure how to begin? We are pleased to offer the following guide to assist practitioners in providing massage in their communities:

Massage Therapy for the Underserved in Your Community: How to Launch a Successful and Sustainable Community Service Project