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The CAL-PT-FUND was established in 1977 as a means by which the association could provide financial assistance to students in the form of loans. The Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization similar to the PT Foundation and provides research grants solely to California members. The mission of the California Physical Therapy Fund (“CAL-PT-FUND”) is to advance the science and practice of physical therapy by providing grant support for physical therapist researchers in California. The CAL-PT-FUND is committed to building the body of knowledge to support evidence-based high-quality, cost-effective physical therapy.
The principal goals of the Fund:

  • Carry out fundraising activities to support physical therapist researchers in California
  • Provide grant support for emerging physical therapist researchers in California to launch productive research careers
  • Disseminate findings from research funded by the CAL-PT-FUND, to enhance evidence-based physical therapy practice in California
  • Collaborate with the PT Foundation to supplement grant-awarded physical therapist researchers and scholarship recipients from California and national research initiatives

Fundraising efforts include solicitations for members and associates to become “Friends of the Fund.” There are five levels of donations for different categories of friends. Take a look at the Fund Brochure and make a commitment to the future of physical therapy in California!

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