Purpose:  The Utah Medical Association Foundation issues financial grants for projects to improve or support education of physicians; to improve facilities and treatment options;  to support public health projects that serve to mitigate or prevent disease – all specifically for the benefit of the citizens of Utah.  Giving is limited to 501(c)(3) organizations.  Some examples of projects funded in the past include Baby Your Baby, Check Your Health, Childhood Immunization Campaigns, Antibiotic Misuse/Overuse Prevention, Boys' Ranch Health Clinic, Rural Health Education Program, the Rape Recovery Center, the Health Access projects, the Utah Domestic Violence Council, etc.


There are several ways of supporting the work of the UMA Foundation

Donations to the UMA Foundation are tax-deductible since the Foundation is itself a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


The Foundation is interested in detailed, complete applications for specific projects.  It requires a full accounting of all expenditures of grant money and accurate reports detailing the outcome of specific funded projects.

The Application Form is available here in PDF Format or as a Word document.
Contact Michelle McOmber for Foundation granting details at (801) 747-3500 ext 221.
Contact Danny Despain for Foundation accounting questions (801) 747-3500 ext 224.



First Period

Applications received by April 15
Applications reviewed from April 15 to May 15
Notification of approval or rejection by June 1
Grants paid out in May – June

Second Period

Applications received by October 15
Applications reviewed from October 15 to November 30
Notification of approval or rejection by December 1
Grants paid out in November – December

NOTE: If April 15th or October 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline becomes the preceding Friday.

Mail Documents to:
Utah Medical Association Foundation
Attn: Michelle McOmber
310 East 4500 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-4250

Staff Support:  Kelly (801) 747-3500 ext 221


Foundation Scholarships for Utah Medical Students

Utah Medical Student Scholarship Application - Click to download PDF

Last Reviewed July 11, 2023