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®, 75 percent of our total annual expenses is used for research, care, support, awareness and advocacy and 25 percent is used for general management and fundraising.
How We Fund Research, Programs and Services
Funding for Alzheimer research, care, support and advocacy comes from individual donors and from organizations whose work is aligned with our mission. Our collaborative partners include government agencies, corporations, foundations and membership organizations.
Your gift to Alzheimer research helps fund the search for more effective treatments, preventions and eventually, a cure. As the largest private funder of Alzheimer research, we have invested more than $185 million into more than 1,400 projects. 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.
Local Alzheimer's Association Chapter Support
Your gift to a local Alzheimer's Association® helps fund much-needed community programs and services to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's. Our Nationwide Chapter Network, with over 300 points of service, delivers reliable information, care consultation and educational programs to local communities. Chapters also run support groups, helplines and targeted programs customized for diverse groups that range from rural residents to cultural and ethnic communities.
Area of Greatest Need
This type of gift helps us put your dollars to use where they are needed most. With your support, our investment in research and care is creating a better future for all of us.