The PDF Effect
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is committed to using your dollars responsibly and efficiently in our mission to fund the most promising Parkinson’s research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's while supporting the nearly one million people in the US who live with the disease.
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.
Review our annual reports and financials to learn more about our spending.
PDF Annual Report
IRS Form 990
The PDF Story: 1957-2007
PDF was founded in 1957 to advance research into the cause(s) of and a cure for Parkinson's and to assist those who live with the disease. The PDF Story: 1957-2007 describes our history, the research progress we have seen in the last 50 years and how PDF intends to continue and accelerate our work to advance treatments and find a cure.