APF: The community foundation for psychology
Many psychological organizations, including APA Divisions, have chosen to advance their goals through a fund at the American Psychological Foundation (APF). The Divisions are able to leverage APF’s almost 60 years of grantmaking and investment expertise to help them make a difference.
APF provides a philanthropic infrastructure that allows organizations to focus 100 percent of their efforts on funding their innovative work without dealing with the administrative aspects of accounting and tax law. Organizations are better able to give back to psychology and make an impact.
Dr. Lynn Rapin, 2011 Treasurer of Division 49 stated, “Like many Divisions, our membership is older and we wanted to leave a legacy for training and mentoring and continued development of the specialty area. We also wanted to model to our members that giving back to the membership and the Division is important.”
Working with donors to support the work of APA Divisions and other psychological organizations is a driving force behind APF’s ability to support talented students and scholars who work to develop solutions to pressing social issues.