Community Service Grants


Community Service grants are awarded to charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.

This program is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations.

The maximum award is $5,000 for a one-year project period. These grants are available for organizations or affiliates of organizations that have been in existence for at least one year in the respective state or province; are tax-exempt under schedule 501(c)(3) in the U.S., non-profit charitable organization in other countries; currently provide some therapeutic or other service programs to the community; and have designated a qualified staff member to oversee the program.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Community Service Grantees:

Massage and Burn Scar Therapy for Burn Survivors in the New England Area
Brecken Chinn, PhD
Hand Reach
This grant is sponsored in part by a gift from Biotone.

Massage Therapy for Medically Fragile Children
Shawn Pickett
Maryville, Children’s Healthcare
This grant is sponsored in part by a gift from Biotone.

Monday Massage for Veterans
Char Marx
Clear Path for Veterans Wellness

Massage Therapy for Immigrant Torture Survivors
Carol Gomez
Program for Torture Victims

Our 2017 Community Service Grant process is now closed. Please check back for the 2018 deadline.

View the past MTF Community Service Grant winners

For more information, please contact:

Christine Daskais, Foundation Program Manager at /847-905-1667 or
Gini Ohlson, Executive Director at