The American Counseling Association Foundation was established in 1979. The ACA Foundation supports and promotes the work of professional counselors – especially the field's emerging leaders and its "unsung heroes" who work hard each day to provide service and advocate for millions of families, couples, individuals, children, and students.
The ACA Foundation sponsors an annual graduate student essay competition, bestows annual recognition awards, provides scholarships, and responds to helping "our own" through the Counselors Care Fund.
The ACA Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of ACA members who are compassionate leaders in their field within the professional counseling profession and care deeply about securing additional financial support for professional counselling programs.
The ACA Foundation carries out its mission by the generous donations. Gifts of all sizes are encouraged and very much appreciated.