The Association for Child Psychoanalysis

Association for Child Psychoanalysis

Anna Freud Altruistic Analysis Grant Application (AFAA)

Basic Grant Information



Applicant Eligibility

AFAA Grants are open to ACP members and candidate members only.


Grant Eligibility

Grants subsidize the following:

  • a low-fee analysis
  • an increase of session frequency to 3-5/week
  • work with parents 2/month or more
  • treatment of patients who are 25 or younger when the therapist applies for the grant


Grant Process

1.     Completed AFAA grant applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

2.     Applicants are notified of award decision by letter as soon as possible.

3.     Grant money is disbursed directly to the therapist in 6-month installments after analytic work (or associated work with parents) has been completed and the ACP Work Documentation Form has been submitted.

4.     Thus, 6 months after starting the work that the award is for, the therapist submits a Work Documentation Form and IRS Form W9.  When that is received, 50% of the award is sent to grantee. After the second six months, the grantee submits another Work Documentation Form and the second half of the award is sent.

5.     Grant recipients receive a 1099 form from ACP in January. Recipients are responsible for any tax on the amount received.


Additional Information

  • Applicants may request up to $5000 per year.
  • AFAA Application forms are available on the ACP website.
  • Grants may be renewed twice for a total support of three years of treatment for the same case.
  • Grants and grant renewals are not guaranteed; disbursements depend on the financial circumstances of ACP at the time.  Grants that are approved are guaranteed.
  • Grant recipients and major donors to the ACP AFAA grant fund will be announced at the ACP annual business meeting and published on the ACP website, unless anonymity is requested.





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