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 such as the quarterly journal, OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.
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, Suite 520, 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.
Simone Gill, PhD, OTR, Associate Professor, Boston University, AOTF Trustee
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 FY2023-2025
- Build research capacity in occupational therapy
- Build infrastructure to support research dissemination
- Establish partnerships between researchers and practitioners
- Strengthen AOTF leadership in the occupational therapy enterprise
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 and/or Fundraise to support evidence-based research.
- Sponsor a grant, award, scholarship or event.
- Become an AOTF Ambassador.
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