Nonprofit has funded 29 projects this year to help cure Alzheimer's disease, with more grants to come
WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 19, 2016 -- Cure Alzheimer's Fund has announced today that the nonprofit has issued more than $6 million in research grants this year to scientists looking to advance our knowledge of Alzheimer's disease or to develop effective therapies to treat or cure it. Since the beginning of the year, the organization has funded 29 projects across the country and around the world, with more grants to come.
(New York City, NY) – August 8, 2016 –CaringKind, New York City’s leading expert in Alzheimer's and dementia care for the past three decades, has formed an alliance with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding research to prevent, slow, or reverse the disease.
Thanks to the generosity of our growing donor base, in 2015 Cure Alzheimer’s Fund reached $10 million in research grants in a single year for the first time. Since our inception, we have provided $38 million to the field’s top scientists to accelerate their pursuit of a cure. We are thrilled with their progress and honored by our donors’ trust in us, but there is still much work to be done.
New evidence—funded by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) and others—has emerged suggesting a strong connection between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease. “These findings underscore the complexity of this disease,” says CAF President and CEO Tim Armour, “and emphasize the need for a comprehensive approach to stop it.”
Organization achieves 4-star rating for 5th consecutive time
(Wellesley, MA) – June 2016 – Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is announcing that Charity Navigator has assigned the organization a score of 100 percent regarding its overall financial health. The nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, Charity Navigator assigned this score by evaluating two areas of the Fund’s performance – financial health and accountability/transparency – through the IRS Form 990.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is thankful to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for their support of increasing vital funding for Alzheimer’s disease research with the NIH. With a $400 million increase, the proposed budget for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH will reach close to $1.4 billion, nearly triple what it was three years ago, demonstrating the understanding in Congress of the need to continue to fund research to address the disease.
This year, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium had its annual meeting in San Diego to discuss and debate the latest research progress. About 15 scientists attended, along with the entire CAF board and key staff members. “The group’s discussion was wide ranging and spirited,” said Meg Smith, CAF’s senior advisor for strategy and special projects. Consortium members asked each other tough questions, talked through future implications, and shared prepublication data, which rarely happens in the world of science.