The Caring for Communities Fund was established through a generous donation from Carole Crosby, JD, and Larry Wickless, DO. They envisioned a fund that would recognize and support the work of Osteopathic physicians working in clinics or supporting non-profit community initiatives addressing healthcare in underrepresented, underserved, or extremely rural locations.

Providing healthcare in rural or disadvantaged communities is critical to the success of healthcare in the United States. The lack of physicians and access to healthcare in these communities severely impacts efforts around disease prevention and treatment.


Learn more about our most recent Caring for Communities Grant recipient.

The application portal will open first quarter of 2022.