Four Star Charity
PDF has been awarded a four star rating by Charity Navigator for its sound fiscal management. Learn more about the award, about PDF's work and ways to contribute to our programs of research, education and advocacy.
PDF is committed to using your funds efficiently to support our mission. To see how your funds are spent, visit our financial information page.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is committed to finding the cause(s) of and a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD) while supporting the nearly one million people in the US currently living with the disease. This work would not be possible without the help of our donors. Read below about the ways that you can contribute to the fight against Parkinson's and browse information about PDF's fiscal integrity.
Ways to Donate
Make a General Donation
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and checks. You can make a general donation in several ways:
Make Memorial or Honor Donation:
Donate in honor of a family member or friend.
Make a Monthly Donation:
A cost-efficient and easy way to make your contribution.
Fundraise for PDF: Become a PDF Champion!
Personally raise funds by joining walk-a-thons, running races, throwing parties or having recitals to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
There are Many Ways to Give:
Contribute through bequests and planned gifts, stock gifts, automobile donactions, etc.
Parkinson's disease affects nearly one million people in the US who need a cure and treatments to ensure a better quality of life. Learn more about Parkinson's disease and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Your contribution will help us continue to fund essential research to find the cause(s) of and a cure for Parkinson's disease. With your generous gift, we can also bring quality services and educational materials to people who live with Parkinson's disease.
PDF understands how important it is that your donation is used in the most effective way.
In recognition of the integrity of its programs and finances, PDF has been awarded the Charity Seal of Approval from the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
In 2007, 58 percent of our budget was dedicated to research, 15 percent was used to provide educational materials, information and services to the Parkinson's community, and 5 percent was dedicated to advocacy. That means that only 22 percent of our total budget is used for management and fundraising.
We invite you to review our most updated Annual Report, Audited Financials, and IRS Form 990. To learn more about our spending, visit our Financial Information section.
PDF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. PDF is a public charity exempt from federal income tax; our Federal Employer Tax ID number is 13-1866796.
PDF does receive corporate support and realizes both the value and responsibility inherent in developing corporate partnerships. To learn more about PDF’s guidelines regarding this issue, read our most recent policy on corporate relationships.