Community Service Grant Application

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

Do you work with an organization providing massage to people in need? Consider applying for an MTF Community Service Grant. We accept applications from the U.S. and internationally, and also offer one grant opportunity exclusive to grantees from northern Illinois (deadline flexible- please email for more information).

MTF’s 2023 Community Service Grant application process is now open!

2023 Community Service Grant Guidelines
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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.

Read about our 2021 Community Service Grantees

View the past MTF Community Service Grant winners

Not 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

For additional information please contact:
Geri Anne Nelson, Program Manager, at or 847-905-1667
or Gini Ohlson, Executive Director, at or 847-905-1520