AFSH Partnerships

The Hand Foundation is interested in collaborating with like-minded organizations who wish to support hand and upper extremity surgery initiatives that improve patient care.  If your organization is dedicating to improving and supporting the hand surgery community consider becoming an AFSH Partner today!  Partnership provides the funding to support promising research, expand educational activities, and grow our outreach program.    


Organization Support

The AFSH engages with a number of professional organizations including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, American Foundation for Therapy of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association for Hand Therapy, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Health Volunteers Overseas and more!  Additionally, the AFSH often works in partnership with Hand Clubs and Regional or International Hand Societies to support AFSH activities and initiatives.

Some of our partnership opportunities include:

  • Joint awards or research grants
  • Research, education or outreach fellowships
  • Traveling scholarships
  • Market research papers
  • Special interest grants, programs, and initiatives

Corporate Giving

Corporations may choose to contribute to one or more of the areas of study listed below as a restricted grant.  The ASSH Research Management Committee (RMC) will be responsible for promoting the availability of the award, reviewing applications, and making funding recommendations to ASSH Council and the AFSH Board of Trustees.  The RMC follows strict conflict-of-interest guidelines when scoring and reviewing proposals.  Learn more about AFSH corporate support opportunities.

Established hand and upper extremity areas of study:

  • Hand and Wrist
  • Trauma
  • Arthritis/Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Biologics
  • Nerve and Soft Tissue
  • Congenital Problems

Contact Us!

To participate in a partnership listed above or if you have a partnership idea, contact the AFSH at [email protected] or call (312) 880-1900.