Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation

The Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation (TOTF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizaiton that was incorporated in the State of Texas in 1996. TOTF works in coordination with the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA), with its headquaters in the TOTA office.

The foundation was established to advance the scientific knowledge of occupational therapy, to increase public awareness about the practice of OT, and to further the continuing education of OT practitioners. The idea behind the foundation was that it would serve as a funding source for research projects developed by OT personnel in Texas that would deal with subjects of interest to the profession. To apply for a small grant to support research projects click on Foundation Grant Application.

In conjunction with TOTA's annual Mountain Cenrtal Conference, TOTF sponsors the Breakfast With a Scholar, a Scientific Session in which research papers are presented, a poster session, and various discussion sessions about topics of interest related to practice and research. The scientific and poster sessions are conducted as competitive events with certificates being awarded for the best presentations.

The foundation raises funds by several means, including the Breakfast with a Scholar, a Basket Auction and an OT Quilt Auction - all held in conjunction with Mountain Central Conference. The foundation also raises funds through the sales of Quick Reference to Occupational Therapy, 2nd ed., written by TOTA member Kathlyn Reed, Ph. D., OTR, FAOTA, and through the sale of Commemorative Quilt Notecards.