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ACMS Foundation will accept grant applications throughout the year for local funding requests that provide direct health services, screening or education to residents of Idaho that are located in Ada or Elmore Counties. Organizations must be a designated 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity, operate under a board of directors, and maintain a physical presence in Idaho. Applications for funding must by sponsored by an Idaho licensed physician currently involved in the program as a volunteer, medical director or staff, and this physician must be an active dues-paying member of Ada County Medical Society.

Guidelines for application may be found here.

Some grantees awarded funds since 2010 include:


Physician Vitality Program

The current number one priority for our foundation in  is helping fund this ACMS safety-net program for physician wellness. This provides no-cost counseling to deal with the stresses of a medical career and regular life challenges.

Since late 2016, over 125 members have utilized the service 440 appointments.

High School Physicals

The ACMS Foundation works together with high school athletic directors and trainers to host the Annual High School Sports Physicals program. These pre-particpation sports exams are for area student athletes in their freshman and junior years. More than 100 member physicians, PAs, and NPs and other volunteers provide this service, which is held held in various schools around the county. ACMS helps recruit volunteers and provide some funding for logistics.

In 2019, just under 1200 exams were performed and raised $23,900 for local high schools athletic training programs.

Medical Student/resident Emergency fund

Our newest fund was created in 2019 to assist currently enrolled medical students and medical residents training in Ada County who face unforeseen financial emergencies or catastrophic events. This assistance gift is not meant to replace scholarships or loans, for routine expenses, nor as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. It is intended to help an individual over a brief period of financial crisis to bridge a gap in funding.

To apply for funds or learn more


Prior to the Foundation's establishment in 2010, the ACMS Auxiliary (i.e. physician wives) established and maintained scholarship funds at Boise State University which still provide annual support to students:

  • The Gail Bishop Memorial Respiratory Therapy Scholarship
  • The Lisa K. Warren Memorial Medical Information Scholarship
  • General Medical Nursing Scholarship

Foundation Donors (Since 2018)

  • Kirsten Aaland, MD
  • Suzanne Allen, MD
  • Mary Barinaga, MD
  • Alice Blake, MD
  • Christian Hamlat, MD and Tara Anthes, MD
  • Aaron Blue, MD
  • Stephen Bushi, MD
  • Julianna DiGiosia, MD and Gregory Green
  • Daniel Dytiapco, MD
  • Ron Dorn, MD
  • Mo Hagman, MD
  • Heather Hammerstedt, MD
  • TJ Kemp, MD
  • Justin Korinek, MD
  • Rebecca Legg, MD
  • Joanne Leone, MD
  • SE Lisk, MD
  • Stephen Montamat, MD & Roza Terrazas, MD
  • Monte Moore, MD
  • Charlie Novak, MD
  • Daniel Reed, MD
  • Steven Roser, MD
  • Jared Scott, MD
  • Stephen Smith, MD
  • Nancy and John Werdel, MD
  • Kevin Wilson, DO
  • Marianne Zakarian, MD

The ACMS Foundation was started in 2010. Its funding priorities are activities WHICH:

Promote physician well-being, work-life balance and leadership

Provide direct health services and/or health education to Idahoans

Advance Idaho health professions education

Contact Us

305 W Jefferson Street Ste 101, Boise ID 83702

Director: Steven Reames, director@adamedicalsociety.org  (208) 336-2930
Membership Assistant: Jennifer Hawkins,jennifer@idmed.org(208) 344-7888


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