The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific and educational organization founded in 1965. It serves the public interest by supporting occupational therapy research and increasing public understanding of the important relationship between everyday activities (occupations) and health. It accomplishes its aims primarily through grants and scholarships, through programs, and through publications.
Foundation Research Through the Years: Retrospective Report
The AOTF is governed by an elected board consisting of members from the public and from the profession of occupational therapy. Its work is supported by contributions, bequests, grants, and endowments. AOTF's offices are located at 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852.
Contributions to the AOTF are considered charitable donations that are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. AOTF has been classified as a publicly supported charity under the provisions of IRC 509(a)1 regulations.
How to become involved:
- Become a volunteer for AOTF and be a partner in our mission to build evidence to improve practice and health.
- Donate to support evidence-based research.
We envision a vibrant science that builds knowledge to support effective, evidence-based occupational therapy.
To advance the science of occupational therapy to support people's full participation in meaningful life activities.
Strategic Plan FY2020-2022
- Build research capacity in occupational therapy
- Generate, translate, and disseminate research knowledge
- Expand partnerships with key stakeholders to advance occupational therapy research
- Establish brand recognition across diverse constituencies
- Significantly increase the research workforce prepared to address questions of importance to occupational therapy.
- Support research that advances knowledge in areas of critical need to the OT profession, in particular, efforts that address the priorities identified by the Foundation.
- Facilitate effective dissemination and translation of research-based knowledge to support people's full participation in meaningful life activities and quality of life.
- Significantly increase the number of donors and levels of funding for our research programs to support achieving our mission.