American Psychological Foundation

Three psychology groups have launched new grants with the American Psychological Foundation to support their efforts to promote diversity, expand leadership opportunities, encourage early career involvement and other goals. All three groups encourage its members and participants to donate. The three groups are:

  • Div. 39 (Psychoanalysis), which will support education, research and service consistent with psychoanalytic principles and keep the psychology community and the public informed of developments in psychoanalytic scholarship, research and practice.

The fund will also aim to:

  • Increase public awareness of the benefits of psychoanalytic principles and treatments, including their applicability to clinical, organizational and social problems.
  • Target populations in need of support, such as early career professionals, students from diverse backgrounds and therapists working with underserved populations.

Members of Div. 39 have already contributed $67,155 toward the division’s $100,000 goal for the fund. The division will list all donor names in its newsletter and in the July/August American Psychologist.

  • The Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, which will provide administrative support to the institute, which prepares, supports and empowers women psychologists who want to move into senior leadership positions in their area of expertise and offer scholarships for institute participants who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities. Psychologists Helen L. Coons, PhD, Shari E. Miles-Cohen, PhD, and Florence L. Denmark, PhD, have each pledged or made gifts of $10,000 or more. The donation goal is $250,000. The American Psychologist will list all donors in its July/August issue. LIWP will list all donors in its promotional materials and on its website.
  • The National Multicultural Conference and Summit organizers, who will bring more speakers who will focus on education, training, research, practice and organizational change to the group’s biennial conference. Each year, the summit convenes students, scientists, practitioners and educators in psychology to inform and promote multicultural theory, research and practice. The fund will also expand the scope of conference programming to provide greater depth and breadth, and support scholarships for graduate students and early career psychologists to attend the conference. The donation goal is $250,000. Div. 17 (Society for Counseling Psychology), Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), Div. 45 (Society for Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, and Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD, have each pledged gifts of $10,000 or more.

Summit organizers will recognize all donors at the meeting and in the July/August issue of American Psychologist.

To donate to any of these grants, visit or contact Idalia Ramos at (202) 336-5814.

Upcoming APF deadlines

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

For more information regarding APF’s grants and scholarships, contact Kim Palmer Rowsome, program officer, at (202) 336-5622.