The Allergists’ Foundation Community Grant Program

The Allergists’ Foundation is focusing its programming on empowering community practicing allergists on the front lines of patient care.

We are funding innovative projects that address barriers to asthma and allergy care, particularly in underserved populations.

Call for 2022 Grant Proposals

As an active member of the College*, you can apply for a grant to fund a special project that will impact the lives of those who are in greatest need.

The Foundation will award $100,000 in grants in 2022 to support novel/innovative ideas to address challenges faced by community practicing allergists. The two types of grants are:

  1. Planning/exploratory projects (up to $10,000 for 12 months) to address issues that have not been fully explored, for which we need data gathering.
  2. Implementation grants (up to $25,000 for 12-24 months) for projects in which preliminary data has been gathered and initial planning has taken place. This will help take the work to the “next level.”

*All active ACAAI physician members in the United States and Canada, including Fellows-in-Training in accredited programs, are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to physicians in early stages of their careers (in training or within 10 years of practice).

“Today more than ever, practicingi allergists play a critical role in ensuring the health and well-being of our communities,” said Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, 2021 president of The Allergists’ Foundation, when the program was first established. “Our Community Grant Program is designed to inspire creative, innovative approaches to addressing the many challenges faced by community practicing allergists. We’re looking for projects that have a clinical application and the potential to improve the care for allergy and asthma in every community.”

See how the 2021 Community Grant recipients are addressing important needs in their communities. Download the brochure to learn more about the program.

For questions about the Foundation or the Community Grant Program, contact us at

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement and submit a Letter of Inquiry describing your project. If selected, you’ll be invited to submit a full proposal. Letters of inquiry are due February 15, 2022.