How Your Gift Helps

APDA helps thousands of people impacted by Parkinson’s to live life to the fullest—and we depend on the generosity of donors like you. 

It is entirely up to the donor how funds are to be designated. 

Unrestricted funds allow APDA the flexibility to support the most pressing needs at the time of the distribution. However, donors are free to restrict support to focus either on 1. programs and services or 2. research.

Below are the mission areas you may restrict funding to. In addition, APDA is happy to work with donors to discuss these options.

  • Programs and Services – APDA has a vast network of community-based services throughout the country delivered by Chapters and Information & Referral (I&R) Centers that provide programs, services, and resources to facilitate a better quality of life for the Parkinson’s community. Funds designated to Programs and Services might fully support an APDA I&R Center, or help create signature health and wellness programs and services delivered throughout network such as Tai Chi, Yoga or dance.
  • Research Grant Program – APDA prides itself in its ability attract young scientists who are new to the Parkinson’s Disease field, fund promising research that provides a pipeline to the future and fund pilot demonstration projects that are routinely leveraged for further funding. Our goal is to expedite the pace of research funding to support new clinical approaches to the search for a cure, while continuing to play a leading role in developing the clinical careers of young physicians and scientists dedicated to working on Parkinson’s disease.