Frequently Asked Questions about the BTER Foundation



Welcome to our BTER Foundation Frequently Asked Questions!


If your questions are not listed on this page, contact us directly.


Questions are organized by topic:




Foundation Background & History


What is the BTER Foundation?

BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of healthcare through education and research in biotherapy. For more information about the BTER Foundation, please see our About Us page.

What is the mission of the BTER Foundation?

The mission of the BioTherapeutics, Education & Research Foundation is to advance health care through education and research in biotherapy. For more information on how we accomplish this mission, please visit our Mission Statement page.

When was the BTER Foundation established?

The BTER Foundation was incorporated in California on the 24th of February, 2003, as a not-for-profit public charity. For a complete history of the Foundation, please visit our Foundation History page.




Foundation Administration


Who controls the BTER Foundation?

The BTER Foundation is managed by the Board of Directors, which is legally responsible for following the Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. For more information, please see our Board of Directors page.




Foundation Educational Programs


I am a patient. Can the BTER Foundation help me?

The BTER Foundation provides information and educational materials about biotherapy. For more information and a list of programs and services for patients, please visit our Programs & Services in Support of Patients page.

I am a therapist. Can the BTER Foundation help me?

The BTER Foundation provides information and educational materials about biotherapy. For more information and a list of programs and services for therapists, please visit our Programs & Services in Support of Patients page.

I am not a patient or therapist, but I want to know more about biotherapy. Can the BTER Foundation help me?

The BTER Foundation provides information and educational materials about biotherapy. For more information and a list of programs and services, please visit our Publications in Support of YOU page.

I am a student. Can the BTER Foundation help me?

The BTER Foundation provides information and educational materials about biotherapy. For more information and a list of programs and services, please visit our Publications in Support of YOU page.




Foundation Grants & Awards


What types of grants does the BTER Foundation Grants Program support?

The BTER Foundation Grants Program is organized to support two types of grants: Standing Grants and Special Project Grants. For more information, please see our Grants & Funding page.

What are Standing Grants?

Standing Grants are offered on an ongoing basis, every year. The BTER Foundation offers two standing grants at this time: Patient Assistant Grants and Biotherapy Research Presentation / Publication (BRPP) Grants.

What are Patient Assistant Grants?

Patient Assistance Grants are intended to subsidize the cost of treatment for patients without health insurance and the means to pay for those treatments, or whose insurance will not pay for the treatment.

What are Biotherapy Research Presentation / Publication (BRPP) Grants?

Biotherapy Research Presentation / Publication (BRPP) Grants are intended to subsidize the costs of presenting and publishing original research in biotherapy.

What are Special Project Grants?

Special Project Grants are offered only once, and designed to accomplish a specific project or purpose, usually within a specific research or educational area identified by the Board of Directors. Currently the foundation is unable to accept unsolicited grant proposals. To help support these programs, visit our Support Pages.




Foundation Membership


How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is very easy. Simply follow the steps on this page to register on our website and pay your dues online or by mail.

Why should I become a member?

When you become a paid member of the BTER Foundation, you not only help us help others, but you also help yourself to a whole host of membership benefits. For example, if you are a therapist, you can take advantage of our free insurance billing/coding assistance. If you are a patient, you can take advantage of our free consultations and therapist referral database. If you are a student or researcher, your free access to our digital library will more than make up for the membership dues.

What are the benefits of membership?

To see a complete listing of member benefits, please visit this page.

How much does it cost to become a member?

To see a complete listing of membership dues, please visit this page.




Foundation Support


How can I support the Foundation?

For a complete listing of the many ways you can help support the Foundation, please visit this page.




Foundation Website


Why are so many pages on this website out of date?

Perhaps it is because you have not yet volunteered to help us out! The Foundation is a small organization. As such, we are unable to hire a dedicated webmaster. Pages are updated by staff and volunteers as quickly as possible, according to the director’s priorities.

How do I notify you if I find an error or problem on the website?

We want to hear about any problems with our website. Simply send an email to info @ BTERFoundation.org. You can also contact us through any of the links on our Contact Page.

How do I notify you if your website is not displaying on my browser?

We want to hear about any problems with our website. Simply send an email to info @ BTERFoundation.org. You can also contact us through any of the links on our Contact Page.

What should I do if my listed information is incorrect, or changes?

Simply send an email to info @ BTERFoundation.org with the correct and/or updated information. You can also contact us through any of the links on our Contact Page.

What should I do if I want to be listed as a resource on your website, or want to recommend a link?

Simply send an email to info @ BTERFoundation.org with the relevant information. You can also contact us through any of the links on our Contact Page.




Other Questions about or for the Foundation


I have questions about the Foundation that are not listed on this page. How can I get them answered?

Simply send an email to info @ BTERFoundation.org with your question. You can also contact us through any of the links on our Contact Pages.

I have questions about Biotherapy, not the BTER Foundation. How can I get them answered?

For questions about Biotherapy, refer to our Frequently Asked Biotherapy Questions page, or our Biotherapy forum.