Founded in 1950, the AMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association. The AMA Foundation brings together physicians and communities to improve the nation’s health.

We are proud to provide a portfolio of charitable programs with two primary areas of focus: Community Health and Medical Education & Leadership. Our named and honor funds, established by individual donors, state and medical societies, and specialty groups, continue their legacy of having local impact on a national level throughout our programs.

Through the Community Health Program, the AMA Foundation funds innovative, physician-led partnerships with community-based organizations focused on chronic disease prevention and management, particularly type-2 diabetes and hypertension.

Our Medical Education & Leadership Program offers need-based scholarships to rising, final year medical students, including those underrepresented in medicine. In addition, the AMA Foundation offers a competitive leadership development program to build a diverse cohort of physician leaders for the future.