Building Evidence to Improve Practice & Health
About AOTF
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific and educational organization founded in 1965. It serves the public interest by supporting occupational therapy research and increasing public understanding of the important relationship between everyday activities (occupations) and health.  It accomplishes its aims primarily through grants and scholarships, through programs, and through publications.  

The AOTF is governed by an elected board consisting of members from the public and from the profession of occupational therapy. Its work is supported by contributions, bequests, grants, and endowments. AOTF's offices are located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Contributions to the AOTF are considered charitable donations that are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. AOTF has been classified as a publicly supported charity under the provisions of IRC 509(a)1 regulations.


Become a volunteer for AOTF and be a partner in our mission to build evidence to improve practice and health. 


Please visit other sections of this website to learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, strategic goals and research priorities, and programs.

Contact the AOTF by phone: 240-292-1079 or by email at:

Detailed contact information, including a map to our offices, is located here.


For information on the profession of occupational therapy, see the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

For information on certification in occupational therapy, see the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). 


To make a donation,

use the secure link above or

use this form and mail with your gift to: 


4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202

Bethesda, MD  20814