Pro Bono Incubator

Program at a Glimpse

We believe that every good idea to improve access to care should be funded. That is why we created the Pro Bono Incubator (PBI), a program designed to support the development and innovations of new and existing pro bono clinics in the United States. More specifically, the PBI is an application-based program that grants funds to individuals or groups who solely or primarily provide rehabilitation services to the underserved.


2017 PBI Grants

We are proud to announce that Move Together will be awarding $10,000 in grants to the winning applicant(s)! Please see below for details regarding the application process.


2017 Deadlines

Applications open: March 1, 2017
Application deadline: April 30, 2017
Recipient notification: June 1, 2017
Grant cycle: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018


Download the Application

Click here to download the application.


Your PBI Director and Support

Finalized applications should be sent to Ciara Burgi, PBI Program Director: ( Please don’t hesitate to contact her with any questions regarding PBI or the application process!



How much funding is being awarded in 2017? Does it all go to one applicant?
The total available amount of funding is $10,000. Multiple grants of varying amounts will be awarded based on strength of application and appropriateness of budget estimate and justification. Applicants are encouraged to apply for and justify only the amount needed to successfully complete their proposed project.

  Who can apply? Do I need to be associated with a non-profit organization?
Licensed therapists, PT/PTA students, and faculty affiliated with a rehab medicine profession (ie PT, OT, SLP, etc) are encouraged to apply. The organization applying for the grant must have a non-profit status or be partnering with a non-profit organization that will serve as a fiduciary agent. Additionally, the efforts must be geared towards a clinic in the United States.

  What should I consider as I prepare my application?
Applicants must detail how funding will be utilized to improve access to care in their community. Applications will be judged based on innovation, sustainability, demonstration of need, quality of care improvement strategies, and demonstration of a plan to evaluate for success. We encourage you to let your imaginations run wild by asking yourself questions like:
–What does the most effective, and efficient clinic look like?
–How can we maximize every single dollar spent?
–How can we ensure we are providing the very best care for all of our population?

We are here to help make those dreams and aspirations a possibility!

  Can someone help me with my application?
Mentorship is available to aid in the pursuit of each applicant’s innovation. If you would like to be paired with a mentor, please email Ciara at Move Together hopes to build relationships, strengthen the pro bono community, and support each applicant, regardless of whether or not each applicant is able to be funded.

  Are there any non-monetary benefits to applying?
All applicants will be offered resources from Move Together, feedback on their application, and consultation to assist in continued pursuit of their project.