Foundation Fact Sheet

Our Mission

The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation exists to fund systemic and relational research, scholarship, and education in an effort to support and enhance the practice of systemic and relational therapies; advance the health care continuum; and improve client outcomes.

Expanding Our Work

In 2013, the AAMFT Board of Directors approved a new mission for the Foundation and created a Foundation Redevelopment Fund of $270,000 to be spent over three years. The Board has also commissioned a study that named research as a number one priority for the AAMFT Foundation, followed by dissemination of information to the public and education and training opportunities.

Our Commitment

  • Research on best practices, practice management, and MFT community—to strengthen the practice of marriage and family therapy and support the work of clinicians, educators and researchers
  • Promote education in systemic and relational practices
  • Engage in outreach to increase awareness of the marriage and family therapy practice and profession

Our Programs

Over the past years, AAMFT Research & Education Foundation has been granting and supporting the current and next generations of MFT students, professionals, clinicians, supervisors, educators and researchers.

Key Performance Ratios

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
 2016
Minority Fellowship Program- NITT-Y Students
           30  41
 41
Minority Fellowship Program-Doctoral Students 25 22 24 21 25 25  25  25
Dissertation Award 1 2 2 2 2 2  3  2
Graduate Student Research Award 2     1 1 1  1  2
Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Leaders
(formerly Master's Student Minority Scholarship)
1 3 3 2 2 3  3  2
Minority Supervision Stipend     1   1 1  2  2
Thesis Award 1 1 1 3 2 3  1  2
Total 30 28 31 29 33 65  76  76

Minority Fellowship Program

The Foundation has received $8,217,026, from 2009-2016, in grants from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).

Starting in 2014, the MFP was expanded to include Master’s level students as part of the Now Is The Time: Minority Fellowship Program- Youth (NITT-MFP-Y). This new Fellowship program will offer significant financial and professional development support to Master’s level MFT students, who are interested in providing behavioral health services to racial and ethnic minority children, adolescence, youth, and individuals in transition to adulthood (16-25).

2009

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014  2015  2016  TOTAL
SAMHSA Grant
$812,914 $821,244 $819,778
$837,807
$863,093
$1,326,178
$1,380,033
$1,355,979  $8,217,026

The MFP is SAMHSA’s premier mental health workforce development training program focused on reducing mental health disparities faced by underserved and minority communities. From 2009-2016, the MFP provided 261 Fellowships to Fellows from across the country. These Fellows share a common vision of, and demonstrated commitment to, advancing the health and well-being of underserved minority populations through their research and service. The MFP supports these Fellows through the provision of financial support, advanced clinical and research training, professional development, and mentoring.

Your Support Matters

Since 2009, the Foundation received $595,354 in contributions from membership renewal dues. Please consider contributing when you renew your dues.

 

Your support will help us achieve our goals and our continued commitment to our Mission. To support the Foundation, you can make a donation today here. According to IRS regulation, contributions to the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Your Support Matters


Your support will help us achieve our goals and our continued commitment to our Mission. To support the Foundation, you can make a donation today here.

According to IRS regulation, contributions to the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution.