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Percent of dollars spent on our mission

PDF is committed to using your funds efficiently to support our mission. To see how funds are spent, browse our financial information.

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Our Work

From the time of our creation in 1957 by William Black, founder of the Chock full  o’Nuts coffee and restaurant company, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) has been committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s, while ensuring that those who live with the disease are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Hallmarks of PDF’s Work:

  • The perspective of people with Parkinson’s that is central to our efforts;
  • A commitment to maximizing the impact of our programs;
  • The integrity of our fiscal and fiduciary standards and practices;
  • The transparency and accountability of our operations;
  • A spirit of teamwork that ensures that we collaborate and coordinate with other organizations — both to get the job done and to minimize the duplication of services.

What We Do

Advance Research
Increase Knowledge
Empower Community
  • TRAIN people living with Parkinson's to change how research is done and help bring about better treatments at a faster pace.
  • ENGAGE people with Parkinson’s to raise awareness about the disease and involve their communities in the cause.
  • IDENTIFY critical issues facing the Parkinson’s community and convene experts to create solutions.
  • SUPPORT advocates working on the Federal level through our grant to the Parkinson’s Action Network, the public policy voice of the Parkinson’s community in Washington, DC

To learn more about PDF and our programs, please download our 2012-2013 Biennial Report, or contact us at (800) 457-6676 or