Academy of Medicine Foundation

The Academy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati and is governed by its own Board of Trustees and operates under an established set of Bylaws.

The Academy Foundation is one more way organized medicine reaches out to help meet the community’s needs. Donations to the Academy Foundation are welcome and tax deductible.


Currently, Foundation grants are given to 501 (c) (3) organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area in the following broad medical categories:

  • Emergency Care
  • Child/Elderly Welfare
  • Public Health
  • Education/Communication for the public
  • Education and training for healthcare professionals
  • Research (applied and basic)


In addition to providing grants, the Foundation recognizes living Academy physician members for their humanitarian efforts on behalf of patients and/or the community through its Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award, which was established in 1986.

In 2017, the Foundation established a $6,000 scholarship to be awarded annually to a fourth-year medical student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.