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 2015 Community Service Grantees.

Massage Therapy for  the Elderly, Terminal and Disabled
Terri Mearns
Hands to Help

The Elizabeth Ministry Mother, Infant and Toddler Massage Project
Carolyn Graham, PhD
The Elizabeth Ministry

Incorporating Massage Therapy into Cancer Survivorship
Francine Lawrence
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Improving the Quality of Life for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Central America
Liliana Urias
Christian Blind Mission

Free Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients
Carol Huber
Cancer Family Care

Our 2017 Community Service Grant process is now open. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 3, 2017.

View the ethics form >>

View the guidelines >>

View the photo release form>>

View the past MTF Community Service Grant winners.

For more information, please contact:

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