Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation dba Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Rating: 4 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 34 Washington Street Suite 300 Wellesley Hills MA 02481 USA

Mission: The mission of Cure Alzheimer's Fund is to fund research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I lost my father to Alzheimer’s disease in 2012. While searching online to find information about what research was being done, I found the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund website and was fascinated with their venture philanthropy model. The organization was founded by individuals of the highest caliber, who cover all of the administrative costs of the organization. Every penny that is donated goes directly to research. Their Research Consortium is comprised of brilliant scientists that chart a roadmap for research and identify the best and the brightest Alzheimer’s scientists, and then the organization funds their research.

I have met all of the founders and management in the organization. They are men and women of the utmost integrity who have committed themselves and their resources to finding the cure to Alzheimer’s disease, and they are moving the ball. They encourage scientists from around the globe to collaborate and share their research findings. New discoveries are being made, limited only by funding. There is very little federal funding available for research, so the scientists must rely on private funding to continue their research.

I can highly recommend Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, knowing 100% of donations will go directly to research.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None - the venture philanthropy model is exceptional, as are the people that lead the organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of working with the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF) for over a year now. They are nothing short of fantastic. My grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's so I know first hand the devastation of this disease. I co-founded and run a 501(c)3 non-profit in his honor that donates all of its proceeds to CAF (we have donated more than $60,000 thus far!)


Here are the reasons I believe the Cure Alzheimer's Fund is an amazing non-profit:

1) The organization concentrates on ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH. While Alzheimer's care, services and educational programs are important, this disease will not be cured until more $$$ goes toward research.

2) The founders pay for all overhead and administrative expenses! This means that 100% OF EVERY DOLLAR DONATED GOES TOWARDS RESEARCH! This cannot be overstated!!!!!!

3) The "Venture Capital style" approach allows for projects to get funded in as little a 2-3 weeks. This means less time filling out grant proposals, and more time finding potential cures! They have a bonafide advisory board that approves projects proposed by their world class research consortium (http://curealz.org/research/researchers) which includes respected MDs and PhDs.

4) Since the founders pay for all overhead, this lends itself towards having a relatively small staff (i.e. LEAN approach). This allows for a very intimate connection to the organization. I have gotten to know almost all of the staff over the course of working with them. When you contact them you know you are speaking to someone who has authority to help you and make decisions. They have been SO HELPFUL and have gone OUT OF THEIR WAY in assisting my organization.

This problem will only be solved collectively....every dollar counts!

If you're considering working with them or donating, please do so with 110% confidence!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Heard nothing but good things from both clients ,staff and family

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I wanted to volunteer and they basically slammed the door in my face. I was trying to help, since my grandmother has Alzheimer's, and they were very rude and inappropriate, showed a total lack of empathy. I would not associate myself with this organization. It is basically a front for non-clinical research at massachusetts general hospital, which is already well-funded.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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