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

Guidelines for application may be found here.


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


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.

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 2017, nearly 300 members have utilized the service, representing 60 members.

High School Physicals

The ACMS Foundation works together with high school athletic directors and trainers to host the Annual High School Sports Physicals program.

In 2018, nearly 1100 exams were performed and raised $21,640 local high schools athletic training programs.

This program provides pre-particpation sports exams for area 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.

Foundation Donors (Since 2018)

  • Mary Barinaga, MD
  • Alice Blake, MD
  • Christian Hamlat, MD and Tara Anthes, MD
  • Stephen Bushi, MD
  • Julianna DiGiosia, MD and Gregory Green
  • Ron Dorn, MD
  • Mo Hagman, MD
  • Justin Korinek, MD
  • Rebecca Legg, MD
  • Joanne Leone, MD
  • SE Lisk, MD
  • Stephen Montamat, MD & Roza Terrazas, MD
  • Wendy Neufeld
  • Daniel Reed, MD
  • Steven Roser, MD
  • Jared Scott, MD
  • Stephen Smith, MD
  • Nancy and John Werdel, MD
  • Kevin Wilson, DO

Director: Steven Reames,  (208) 336-2930
Membership Assistant: Jennifer Hawkins, (208) 344-7888
305 W Jefferson Street Ste 101, Boise ID 83702  FAX (208) 336-3294

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