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.

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 awarding the current and next generations of MFT students, professionals, clinicians, supervisors, educators and researchers.

Key Performance Ratios
Fellow Cohort Year  2007-2008
 2008-2009
 2009-2010  2010-2011  2011-2012  2012-2013  2013-2014 
 2014-2015    2015-2016    2016-2017  2017-2018  2018-2019
Minority Fellowship Program- NITT-Y 
                    
     30       41    37 41  37 
Minority Fellowship Program- D & DCF       23       23       22       24       21       25        25       25       25  25 25  25 
                         
Awards   2009  2010  2011  2012  2013 2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019   
Dissertation Award         1         2         2         2         2         2          3         2         3  2    
Graduate Student Research Award         2             1         1         1          1         2         2  2    
Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Leaders
        1         3         3         2         2         3          3         2         2  2    
Minority Stipend              1           1         1          2         2        
Master's Thesis Award          1          1          1         3         2         3          1         2         1  1    
Outstanding Research Publication Award                          2      
Distinguished Leadership Award                           
Organizational Contribution Award       2                

Minority Fellowship Program

The Foundation has received $11,098,993 from 2009-2019, 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  2017  2018  TOTAL
SAMHSA Grant
 $812,914   $821,244   $819,778 
 $837,807 
 $863,093 
 $1,326,178 
 $1,380,033 
 $1,355,979   $1,454,594   $1,427,373   $11,098,993 


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 2009-2019, the MFP provided 474 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 $775,090 in contributions from membership renewal dues. Thank you to our supporters and 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.