Use of Funds
We respect the right of our donors to know how their money is being spent to further the Alzheimer's Association mission. We are proud to report that the Association earns high marks from those agencies whose job it is to monitor the activities of nonprofit organizations.Allocation of expenses
The Alzheimer's Association national organization meets or exceeds relevant watchdog standards in its allocation of donor dollars. According to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, nonprofit organizations should spend at least 65 percent of its total expenses on program activities, with remaining funds going to administrative and fund-raising expenses. At the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia, 81% percent of our total annual expenses is used for care, support, awareness and advocacy and 19% percent is used for general management and fundraising.
The Association has identified five core services: care consultation, information and referral, support groups, education, and Safe Return which accounts for 81% of our expenditures.
Your gift to Alzheimer research helps fund the search for more effective treatments, preventions and eventually, a cure. Since 1982, the Association has committed more than $200 million to best-of-field research proposals. Our grants program has launched the careers of some of the most stellar scientists in the field, responsible for major discoveries in our understanding of the disease.