The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. The Foundation is governed by the volunteer leadership of 12 philanthropically-minded family physicians who comprise the Board of Trustees.


Improve the health of Kansans by supporting the specialty of family medicine.

Your support of KAFP Foundation initiatives helps build the pipeline of future family physicians through these Signature Programs.

  • Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarship

    The Foundation and the Academy both benefited from the thoughtful and consistent leadership of Dr. Carol A. Johnson for many years through her service and leadership in both organizations. Her memory is honored through this scholarship, which provides funding for two residents each year to go on an international medical mission.

  • Verlyn Steinkruger, MD, Memorial Lectureship

    Mary Lou Steinkruger established this fund in 2018 to in honor of her late husband, and family physician, Verlyn Steinkruger, MD.  Dr. Steinkruger loved attending CME meetings, he was a faithful attendee of KAFP Annual Meetings and other family medicine meetings throughout the state.  This fund honors Dr. Steinkruger by supporting CME activity at Fam Med Forward through a named lectureship.

  • Medical Students & Residents Attending KAFP Conferences
Student & Resident Poster Presentation

Students and residents in family medicine have an opportunity to present research, case studies, and literature reviews through poster presentations at the Fam Med Forward conference. Funds are used to help pay for travel and lodging for the presenters.

Herb Doubek MD Medical Student Success Fund

This fund, established in 2017, serves to provide funding for medical students to attend the Fam Med Forward. The Doubek family’s goal is to increase the number of medical students who attend the Fam Med Forward and ultimately select family medicine for their career.

The Summer Training Option in Rural Medicine (STORM)

In partnership with KU School of Medicine, the Foundation provides first year medical students the opportunity to learn about family medicine from rural family physicians while participating in a research project. Each year 25-35 students are accepted into the program. The Foundation provides financial assistance to the program itself, and also funds the students’ participation during Fam Med Forward.  This program is formerly known as the Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program.

Other Activities the KAFP Foundation Helps Fund

AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students 

This national conference provides students and residents the opportunity to experience family medicine in motion, learn the ins and outs of the specialty, and meet with residency programs across the nation. The Foundation provides scholarship funds to each Kansas medical school campus to support medical students’ conference registration.

Grants for Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIG)

The KAFP Foundation provides grant funding to help FMIGs at each Kansas school of medicine campus with their activities.  FMIGs foster student involvement in family medicine, and assisting these groups is a high priority for the Foundation.

Kansas Career Opportunities Conferences

This conference series provides med students and other allied health professionals with the opportunity to connect with Kansas communities they might someday serve. The KAFP Foundation is a sponsor and exhibitor at these worthwhile conferences.