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The Matty Fund Aka Matthew Siravo Memorial Fundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   38 reviews 2,995

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Philanthropy


PO Box 5300 Wakefield RI 02880 USA


The Matty Fund® will provide family resources, raise epilepsy awareness, promote patient safety and improve the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy.

Target demographics:

Children diagnosed with epilepsy and and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

hundreds of families

Geographic areas served:

Rhode Island and beyond


Camp Matty, Family Support Groups, A Facebook support group, college scholarships, workshops, funding medical research, family events, and more

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Reviews for The Matty Fund Aka Matthew Siravo Memorial Fundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund knows what it is about -- why it exists and how it
performs its mission.  One can know about the quality and quantity of
the Matty Fund by how it performs its mission.  It raises awareness of
epilepsy abroad to the citizens of Rhode Island; it improves the
quality of life for children and families whose daily lives are
affected by epilepsy; and is very effective raising funds for the
success of its mission.  What more may one ask of such a non-profit
foundation?  The work of the Fund changes peoples' lives for the
better.  Those who contribute financial and human resources are warmed
by their participation -- they make a decision to participate, and do
so repeatedly.

How do I know this?  I am a willing contributor and continually ask
how I can regularly participate.  I do believe in The Matty Fund and
know it to be humming along in fine fashion.  Each event turns out a
passionate group of people who participate to the highest level that
they are able. I am pleased to support this essential foundation in
the Rhode Island community.

Anthony J. (Tony) Agostinelli

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched the Siravo family funnel their grief and energy into growing The Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation from a small entity to a professionally run, well-known Rhode Island icon. Pool & Patio Center is proud to help their Foundation so that they can provide education and support to children with epilepsy and their families. The Siravo family is sincere and down-to-earth--and they stay focused, never wavering from their mission.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of The Matty Fund about 2.5 years ago. Having trained and worked in MA, PA and WI, I found that The Matty Fund was the best support group for my little patients. Not even the Epilepsy Foundation provides what they do, not just for children with epilepsy, but also for their families to be involved and for education. I give their information out to every new patient with epilepsy that I see, and some are initially reluctant, but sooner or later do check them out online, out of curiosity, even if they feel hesitant/scared/stigmatized by the diagnosis. Please keep up the good work!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I was recently introduced to The MATTY FUND by a friend who sits on the board, and who's daughter is afflicted by epilepsy. It is a Foundation that provides resources, education, and assistance to families touched by epilepsy and I am pleased to be associated with this tremendous cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The MATTY FUND is a tremendous organization founded by an amazing family who took a true tragedy and turned it into a beautiful remembrance of their son and brother. It is a Foundation that provides resources, education, and assistance to families touched by epilepsy. We support the MATTY FUND because we are confident that any donation made goes directly to children, families, individuals, etc. that reach our to the Foundation for assistance. We are proud to support such a wonderful foundation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Being a donor to the Matty Fund has become an important part of our charity giving.
They do so much for so many children to have epilepsy - the book and story they make available to schools helps more children understand the problem and what they can do if their friend should have a seziure.
I am very proud of being a part of their program.
Marlene Williams

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund is always looking for new ways to reach a larger audience to educate more people about epilepsy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund is an efficiently run nonprofit that has helped provide resources, counseling, aid and joy to both children and families affected by epilepsy. The founders, Deb and Richard Siravo, are two of the most kind hearted and generous people I have ever met. Their tireless work and dedication to The Matty Fund mission is admirable and their work has truly made a significant impact with the families and in the community. The organization is able to provide all this help while continuing to be run in a very efficient and effective manner. My fellow donors that I have met are thrilled with how their funds are being used to do such important work and I urge you to support The Matty Fund.

Neil Stamps

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund has provided such a wonderful resource and experiences for our family. From participating on a panel discussion, attending fundraisers like the Snow Ball and Lobster bake, and creating the Alyssa Rose team to run in honor of our daughter each year - it has been really wonderful. All of the people at the Matty Fund have been amazing, and we are so fortunate to have this organization. And the events have allowed our family and friends to support our daughter when its hard for them to know how to support her. Thank you Matty Fund!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Vice-Chairman of Rock-N-Jock Charities and first met Rich and Deb Siravo at a RNJ board meeting six years ago. We were meeting to make a decision on which Rhode Island children's charity RNJ Charities was going to support that year, with our two-days of fund raising events. When Rich and Deb got through telling us the story behind The Matty Fund and what they do, and have accomplished, there wasn't a dry eye at the table and we voted unanimously to support The Matty Fund that year and each year since. Along the way, we have supported other groups with The Matty Fund, but we have found that when it comes to event support The Matty Fund is 100% on board supporting all of our efforts. Whether it's advertising our events through their social media pages, helping set up silent auction tables, right down to helping load in sound equipment for the concert, The Matty Fund personnel, including Rich and Deb, are right there. I would strongly encourage any fund raising organizations that are looking to make donations to a very worthy non-profit, please consider The Matty Fund. RNJ Charities will continue to support The Matty Fund as long as I am a director on this board. I now consider Rich and Deb friends, and you will too.

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