About SAEM Foundation

The SAEM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.



The mission of the SAEM Foundation is to improve emergency patient care through supporting the development of innovative researchers, expert educators and future academic emergency medicine leaders. Unlike other emergency medicine organizations, our Foundation supports the people with the most promise and the greatest potential to impact emergency care over the course of their career.



SAEM and the SAEM Foundation: What’s the Difference?

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is the founding member and parent organization of the SAEM Foundation. SAEM serves over 6,500 members and has a mission to create and promote scientific discovery, advancement of education, and the highest professional and ethical standards for clinicians, educators, and researchers. SAEM members pay annual dues to be a member of the society and to receive membership-related benefits including access to academies, committees and interest groups, the AEM journal and AEM E&T, the Resident and Medical Students (RAMS) community, discounted rates for the Annual Meeting, and many other products and services. All dues paid to SAEM are used to support SAEM activities and programs for your professional development

When you donate to the SAEM Foundation, you are making a charitable gift to support promising academicians. SAEM Foundation awards over $500,000 a year in grants to SAEM members to help them develop the skills they need to further the specialty and improve emergency patient care. All donations received are used to support these valuable grants, and to ensure a rich and robust field of scientists and educators that will continue to advance our specialty for years to come. A gift to SAEM Foundation is an investment in the future of academic emergency medicine and a payment forward for all the support you received from mentors in your career.