Did You Know That APF ...

  • Was founded in 1953 with $550.
  • Is a non-profit 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that grants more than $720,000 annually.
  • Currently has assets of approximately $17.8 million.
  • Began awarding graduate student scholarships in 1994.
  • Began supporting research to increase the public's understanding of LGBT issues in 1995.
  • Since 2003, APF has been supporting graduate students in child development through the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships.
  • In the last ten years, APF has invested more than:

    — $335,000 for seed money to fund innovative research and programs that launched careers, expanded the knowledge base and solved social problems through psychology.

    — $380,000 to address the causes and prevention of violence.

    — $1.4 million for scholarships to graduate students.

    — $1.5 million in grants for psychological research to inform public policy and increase the public’s understanding of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered population, thanks to two generous bequests designated for that purpose.
  • Has partnered with almost 20 other organizations, including APA divisions, to expand psychology’s reach in areas of critical need.
  • In 2012, APF was only able to fund 9.3 percent of the grant applications received.
  • APF began making grants in 1974, thanks to Dr. Esther Katz Rosen, to support research and training on gifted children.
  • Received a bequest from Dr. Robert L. Fantz in 1983 to support early career psychologists working in perceptual-cognitive development and the development of selective attention.

APF’s work is ongoing, sometimes urgent, always important, and forever growing.

We thank our donors who make this work possible.