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The Foundation for Self Leadership, its Board and the full community of IFS practitioners thank you for the tax-deductible donation you are about to make to advance IFS.

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Your donation to the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN 20-1318139), is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your support will make it possible for us to catalyze a number of short-term projects and longer-term initiatives in the areas of IFS research, advocacy and access to training. Among them:

Highest-Priority Objectives

A Growing Suite of Research Projects: The Foundation encourages and stimulates IFS-oriented research studies examining IFS as an intervention for treating PTSD and depression. We are also interested in publishable case studies involving IFS, as well as studies that assess clients’ perceptions, physiological changes, and emotional reactions to clinical sessions in which IFS is adopted. Once such research proposals have been reviewed by the independent IFS Research Review Council following a rigorous review, the Foundation will provide funding to the extent funding is available. Among projects anticipated for funding:

  • A pilot study of IFS as Treatment for PTSD and Complex Trauma—a collaboration between independent consultants and the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute.
  • A study on the Physiological Effects of IFS.
  • A single-site study evaluating PTSD at a VA center.

Highest-Priority Projects

  • Online Library – A searchable comprehensive compilation of published works related to IFS, which will be reviewed and annotated
  • IFS Registry – A searchable online database of IFS practitioners interested in participating in research studies
  • Scholarships – Offering the first training scholarships to practitioners in underserved communities
  • IFS in Health Coaching and Medical Education – Supporting exploratory research on how to apply IFS in the arena of health coaching and education. IFS in Organizational Governance. The Foundation will entertain to the extent funding is available well-conceived projects that would examine and promote IFS beyond the clinical setting.

To learn about the Foundation’s Funding Priorities and its Inaugural Campaign, please view our Funding Case Statement.