Who We Are

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) is the only national nonprofit dedicated to funding O&P education and research

The Foundation was established to advance the art and science of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) rehabilitation by enhancing clinical practices through professional training awards, promoting educational opportunities through academic scholarships, strengthening the body of knowledge through research grants and fellowships, and inspiring excellence through the recognition of scholarly achievements. 

The Foundation was formed in 2022 when the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) merged with the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL). The OPERF and COPL Boards of Directors envisioned that a unified foundation would consolidate resources, reduce redundancies, increase funding opportunities, and advance the field of orthotics and prosthetics. 

Mission and Vision

Board of Directors