You Rose to the Challenge! Goal EXCEEDED!

Posted on May 31, 2018

2018 Summer Match Challenge

The Clementz Foundation believes in the work that NAF does to support the Ataxia community and wanted to help. They pledged to match every donation made to the campaign, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000! You stepped up to the challenge – raising more than $71,000! With the Clementz match, that is more than $121,000 to help fight Ataxia! Thank you so much for your support and involvement!


Did you miss the campaign, but still want to help out? Donate online now or mail your donation to 600 Highway 169 South, Suite 1725, Minneapolis, MN 55426-1205 with “Summer Match” in the memo line of the check or money order.

The Community We Serve

Photo of two young twins sitting outside

Ataxia is a devastating genetic disease that impacts many lives. The families that we serve experience drastic changes to their lifestyle because of the disease’s effect on a person’s ability to walk, talk, swallow, and coordinate movement. Your donations support families of people with Ataxia, like Ames and Asher (pictured above), who must learn to live with the disease.

NAF is a leader in the search for a cure. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with Ataxia through support, education, and research. The support and education services that we offer as well as the research that we fund is made possible by our donors. Thank you for supporting our mission with your generous donation!

Expand Your Impact – Start a Fundraiser for this Campaign

Not everyone is able to make a donation. Even those who can make a donation sometimes want to do more. Simply start a fundraiser on Facebook and ask your friends and family to donate!

Starting a Facebook Donation

Donations made through Facebook are safe and come directly to NAF. Facebook has made it simple to start a fundraiser on behalf of a non-profit organization and share it with your friends. To start a Facebook fundraiser:

  1. From your Facebook newsfeed, select “Raise Money” (mobile app) or “Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization” (desktop).
  2. Select “Nonprofit” (mobile app) or “Get Started” (desktop).
  3. Type “National Ataxia Foundation” in the search bar. Select NAF.
  4. Enter your fundraiser details and share with your friends!


Thank you for the work that you do to support the Ataxia community!