Why Donate to AFTA?

We’re more than a membership organization. We act on our commitment to social justice by educating and supporting the next generation of helping professionals. In donating to AFTA, you are supporting a variety of programs and projects committed to nurturing students and early career family professionals and becoming engaged in social justice efforts.

A donation to our Endowment Fund would benefit overall program operations and development.

A donation to our General Fund would go to supporting our current initiatives, including:

AFTA has provided financial assistance to almost 400 students (both members and non-members) through our Next Generation Fund. This highly successful scholarship program, which began in 2007, has enabled students to exchange with leaders in the field—the scholars and practitioners they study in their training programs. This incredible opportunity is made possible through the generosity of donors like you. Please consider a gift to AFTA to support the Next Generation Fund. Your gift is an investment in the future of our helping profession!

The Annual AFTA Conference facilitates robust dialogue for therapists committed to advancing social justice, systems theory, and family therapy practices. It brings together family professionals who are committed to advancing family therapy research, theory, and practice that aligns with principles of justice, liberation, and equality. These professionals include students, early career therapists, and leading practitioners, researchers, and scholars in the fields of systems and family therapy. Your donation will help support scholarships for students from marginalized backgrounds (an expense of $250.00 per student scholarship), hotel subsidies for students and members who would not otherwise be able to attend, and early career member networking which supports research, scholarship, and clinical practice. These scholarship recipients are awarded $445.00 each, and other donations support the annual Earl Career Members’ Pearls of Wisdom event. 

Our Diversity Scholarship Program reflects our commitment to equality and social justice. This program provides scholarship assistance to eligible candidates belonging to marginalized groups by virtue of their ethnicity, religion, class, gender identity and/or sexual orientation.

Since the program’s inception in 1996, AFTA has welcomed just over 300 diversity guests from all over the world. This remarkable achievement is made possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you! 

The Family Policy Human Rights fund, started in 1993, supports member involvement in family policy activities such as attending social justice oriented policy hearings and meetings, and preparing equity related family and systems white papers. The Family Policy and Human Right’s Committee works to ensure that AFTA’s organizational actions are socially responsible, exploring ways to lend organizational support to members involved in social action.

Support our work so we can support their work.

Over the past four decades, our members have helped tens of thousands of individuals, couples, and families in crisis. Through education and successful interventions, AFTA members practice upstream prevention of many of the downstream challenges facing communities—the dissolution of relationships and families, domestic violence, childhood poverty, abuse, and neglect, lack of access to quality mental health services, racism, systemic oppression, and increased strains on the healthcare system.

Thank you!

Our Commitment to our Donors

AFTA is committed to the responsible and progressive stewardship of all assets and resources that are entrusted to us to fulfill our mission. We understand that we have a responsibility to our donors to provide full and fair disclosure of all information relevant to the use of donated funds.

Please see our AFTA Gift Acceptance Policy

We accept checks!

If you would prefer to offer a gift via check, please make it payable to:

American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA):

American Family Therapy Academy, Inc
26 E. Genesee Street #871
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Contact us for more information about our charitable and/or endowment funds. Phone: (910) 378-4601