About EMF

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is THE charity of emergency physicians. Founded in 1972 by visionary leaders of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), EMF invests its funds to further emergency medicine research and education.

To date, EMF has awarded more than $16 million in research grants to advance emergency medicine science and health policy. 

The mission of EMF is to promote education and research that:

  • Develops career emergency medicine researchers
  • Improves patient care and provides the basis for effective health policy. 

Vision Statement:  The Emergency Medicine Foundation strives to be the principal sponsor of scientifically rigorous research and education that improve the care of the acutely ill and injured.

Because of its generous donors, EMF awards more than $500,000 in emergency medicine grants each year.

To further emergency medicine research, we encourage you to:

  • Promote EMF grant opportunities and outcomes to your colleagues, state chapters and sections
  • Apply for EMF grants 
  • Serve on EMF the EMF Board of Trustees and Advisory Boards
  • Give

Your gift today ensures the future of emergency medicine tomorrow.

EMF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and contributions may be tax deductible.  ACEP makes an annual gift to EMF to underwrite administrative, program and fundraising expenses.

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