How You Can Help Fight Ataxia

You Can Help Fight Ataxia

There are many ways that you can support and get involved with the important work of the National Ataxia Foundation.


Your generosity helps NAF fulfill it’s mission – to connect Ataxia families, researchers, clinicians, and the community – with the goal of finding a cure.

  • Make an Individual Donation: Make a donation in support of the NAF mission.
  • Memorials/Honor Of Donation: Remember and honor friends or family by making a donation in their name.
  • Join the Recurring Gift Program: Make a monthly or annual donation. Select “Monthly” or “Annually” when you make your donation.
  • Take Advantage of an Employer Matching Gift Program: Many employers will match your donation. It’s a way to increase the impact of your generosity! Check with your employer directly – or see if they are enrolled in the Double Your Donation program using the search box below.

  • Plan for Deferred Giving: Remember NAF in your will with monetary or property donations.
  • Donate Stock: Give appreciated securities, such as stock, to NAF.
  • Donate Your Vehicle: Donate your car, truck, or van to NAF. Contact us for further information.


Individuals around the country increase their impact in the fight against Ataxia by initiating fundraisers on behalf of NAF. If you are interested in organizing a fundraising event, we’d be happy to help!

  • Organize or Participate in a Walk n’ Roll to Cure Ataxia event
  • Organize a Go the Extra Mile Campaign
  • Start a Facebook Fundraiser:
    To create a fundraiser for NAF on Facebook click here or follow these steps:
    • Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
    • Click Raise Money
    • Select Nonprofit/Charity
    • Select “National Ataxia Foundation,” choose a cover photo, and fill in your fundraiser details (tell your story!)
    • Click Create.
  • Host your own NAF Fundraiser: You can plan a gala, benefit ride, social event, or other event – the possibilities are endless. Contact NAF for guidelines and application.
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Giving: NAF’s CFC number is 10752.
  • Direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to the National Ataxia Foundation.
  • United Way: Designate your United Way gifts to NAF.
  • Shopping on the Web: Complete your usual online shopping. For each purchase you make a donation will be made to NAF.
    • AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support NAF every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as
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    • will make a donation to NAF for each purchase made through their site. iGive makes helping NAF free and automatic

Get Involved

  • Volunteer: There are a number of ways you can help NAF by volunteering your time and talents. Contact NAF for more information.
  • Participate in a Support Group: Connect with your local support group to get involved with the Ataxia community.
  • Attend the Annual Ataxia Conference: The AAC is a great way to connect with the Ataxia community and learn about the latest research and treatments for Ataxia.
  • Become a Member for Free: NAF sends a monthly enewsletter about Ataxia news, tips, events, and research. Sign up for the list
  • Encourage others to support the NAF through donations and event participation.



These are just a few ways you can help the National Ataxia Foundation in providing meaningful programs and promising research. The National Ataxia Foundation is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations are needed and greatly welcomed.

Donor Privacy Policy

The National Ataxia Foundation has a Donor Privacy Policy in place which prohibits the selling or trading of donor names or information about the donor to any other entity, business, organization, or individual. Donor names and information are strictly confidential.

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