AOII Fraternity & Arthritis Foundation Grants

AOII Fraternity Grants

Educational and leadership grants provide opportunities for women in AOII to gain important leadership skills, strengthen career achievements, enhance personal strengths, and stress the importance of today's women serving as positive role models for future AOIIs.

Educational grants awarded by the Foundation to the Fraternity ensure that Alpha Omicron Pi will remain a leader among women's fraternal organizations and for each member to have an exceptional membership experience.

These grants, supported through contributions to our unrestricted Loyalty Fund and investment income from the Endowment Fund, are awarded to the Fraternity annually.

Here are just a few seniors at Leadership Academy, meeting a PIP, Allison Allgier.


AOII Fraternity Grants for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year:
Educational grants totaling $132,000 have been awarded to the Fraternity. Approved grants for full or partial support include:

  • Training Ambassadors Program
  • Online Training
  • Fraternity Arthritis Foundation Partnership
  • Educational Leadership Consultants (ELC) Program & Training
  • Preservation of Archives
  • Leadership Academy Scholarships and Programming

Strike Out Arthritis! Mini-Grants

Your Strike Out Arthritis! proceeds can be sent to your local Arthritis Foundation chapter while your chapter receives SOE credit. Just send in a Mini-Grant Form along with your SOA! Event Report Form and a check to a AOII Foundation directly.  All proceeds go directly to your local Arthritis chapter. Both the Mini-Grant Form and the Event Report Form are found on the Officer Resource Library (ORL) on our Fulfilling the Promise website.

Please make your check payable to the AOII Foundation and send your Mini-Grant Form along with your SOA! Event Report Form to:

Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation

Attn: SOA

5390 Virginia Way

Brentwood, TN 37027

Arthritis Foundation Grants

Since 1967, over $2 million dollars has been raised by AOIIs and donated through the AOII Foundation to support the mission of conquering arthritis once and for all!

In 2011, the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation was honored as the recipient of the Floyd B. Odlum Making a Difference Award by the Arthritis Foundation. This award honors an individual, organization, corporation or government agency that has helped to make a difference in the lives of people and families with arthritis.

For the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year, total Arthritis Foundation funding from the AOII Foundation will be $200,000!!

  • $26,621 towards Arthritis Research
  • $173,688 towards Juvenile Arthritis, including the National Backpack Program                               and regional camps


Grant Assistance

For 2015-2016, the AOII Foundation awarded $332,000 in grant assistance.  $26,621 was given to Vanderbilt University to study arthritis.  $10,000 was award for Family Day camps with the Arthritis Foundation and $163,000 was given to the National Backpack Program for Juvenile Arthritis Programs.  Here are just a few of the backpack recipients....

For questions about Grants, please contact Jana Adkins at or 615-695-2627.