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.

Our 2018 Community Service Grant process is now open. Please have all materials in by April 2, 2018. We accept applications from the U.S. and internationally. MTF has a special need for one grant that is designated to applicants from the northern Illinois area.

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For more information, please contact:

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

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 2017 Community Service Grantees:

Massage Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Opioid Used in Military Personnel and Families
Sheila Cannon
Fayetteville State University

Chair Massage for Low-Income Female Domestic Violence Survivors
Marjorie Goran
Howard Area Community Center
This grant is sponsored by a gift from Oberweiler Foundation.

Massage as a Treatment Choice for People Coping with Chronic Pain and Mental Health Issues
Katherine Bubar
Maine Behavorial Healthcare
This grant is sponsored in part by a gift from Biotone.

Therapeutic Massage for Adults Touched by Cancer
Stephanie Parker
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
This grant is sponsored in part by a gift from Biotone.

Family Caregiver Support Program Supplemental Therapeutic Massage
Melissa Johnson
Rural Resources