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For Foundations

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Alzheimer's Association relies on private support to do its work. Funding from corporations and foundations helps maintain the Association's work and directly impacts people with dementia, their families and companies.

Alzheimer's disease robs people
of the very essence of their being

 What We Do

  • The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias.  We are here to help.
  • The Chapter serves the cities of Colonial Heights, Fredericksburg, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond and the counties of Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Gloucester, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Surry, and Westmoreland.
  • We have a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) that helps several thousand callers each year.
  • The Chapter offers free support and programs for families and caregivers.
  • We provide education for families and professionals alike including CEUs when appropriate.
  • A top priority is to advocate and fight for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

Did You Know?

  • More than 26,000 people in our service area have Alzheimer's disease; that number is expected to grow to more than 35,000 by the year 2025, a 35.7 percent increase.
  • One in eight Virginia Baby Boomers who reach age 55 will develop Alzheimer's disease.
  • Alzheimer's is not limited to older adults; it can occur in individuals in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.
  • Alzheimer's is now the sixth leading cause of death.

Alzheimer's disease adversely impacts
the economy and community

We Help Those Who Help Others

  • Most people with dementia live at home, usually with help from family or friends.
  • Caregivers of people with severe memory problems/dementia spend an average of 23 hours each week providing care.
  • 54 percent of caregivers report being forced to miss work and 15 percent must quit their jobs.


Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's 

  • Private foundations and corporations support a range of our Chapter's programs from scholarly and scientific research to programs, community outreach and professional training.  Our Executive Director can direct prospective foundation and corporate donors to giving opportunities that are best suited to their philanthropic objectives.
Please contact Marie Kolendo, Executive Director, at 804-967-2585 or e-mail mkolendo@alz.org.

 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.