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The Matty Fund Aka Matthew Siravo Memorial Fundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   46 reviews 3,200

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Philanthropy


250 B Centerville Road Warwick RI 02886 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 seizures and epilepsy along with 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 tireless dedication of Richard and Deb Siravo is amazing. When you see the faces of these kids and their families light up at a function like their "Snow Angel Ball" it has to be extremely rewarding!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love the Matty Fund. The dedication and devotation to this cause by Richard and Deb Siravo, their children, the board members and staff is truly inspiring. The work that is done for families dealing with epilepsy is remarkable. The Matty Fund changes lives everyday and we are so thankful to be supporters of such a wonderful organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the tremendous honor of being involved with The Matty Fund, since it opened its doors to the non profit community in 2003. As a committee member, donor and long time supporter, I've witnessed this exceptional organization grow to new heights each year. Richard and Debra Siravo have truly made a difference in not only the Southern New England community, but throughout the country with their efforts to bring epilepsy to light. Countless children and families affected by epilepsy have benefited from The Matty Fund through fundraisers, support groups, scholarships, educational seminars and camps for children. If ever I hear of some one affected by epilepsy, I always advise them to contact The Matty Fund and amazingly enough, most folks around New England have already heard of them. I look forward to supporting The Matty Fund for many years to come at their annual 5k run and walk, golf tournament, and Snow Angel Ball. Kudos to Debra and Richard, they've left a lasting impression on so many folks nationwide.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund (Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation) is a non-profit that focuses on epilepsy and provides support to the families affected by it. Not only do they cover the basics (fundraising, awareness, legislation) but they take it a step further bringing awareness to children and teachers in schools, assisting nurses and physicians in various settings with the latest updates on research through lectureship programs. They bring children with epilepsy together for fun family events (pumpkin festival, etc.) that enables children and their family members to interact with others who may also be faced with the same issues and challenges. This past weekend's Snow Angel Ball was a well run event that helped to highlight what The Matty Fund does and to share real stories about the families who are a part of The Matty Fund family. The food was good, the music (Sugar) was great, and everyone who attended learned a little bit more about The Matty Fund staff, their efforts, and enjoyed meeting some of the young recipients of the Foundation's support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund is different from other non-profits. They cover the basics (fundraising, awareness, legislation) but they take it a step further. They have a wonderful program that brings awareness to children in schools and teaches them how to be a good friend to somebody that has epilepsy. They bring children with epilepsy and their families together for fantastic events. They have created a true family environment. They enable the parents to connect and share their stories and experiences with each other while the kids are able to be kids in a safe environment. They understand that epilepsy impacts the entire family and they are wonderfully supportive. I only wish I lived closer so that I could attend more events.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended the Matty Fund Snow Angel Ball last night and it was a wonderful, heartfelt experience. The event was extremely well run with countless volunteers helping out with every facet of the Ball. There was a real sense of commitment and also a feeling of family amongst all those attending. The feature presentation focused on one family and their daughter, all of whom were benefitting from The Matty Fund's services. It was truly touching. The auction items were exceptional, the food was delicious, and the band, Sugar, was outstanding. Just a great time for a great cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have volunteered and participated in several events over the years and have been thoroughly impressed with the work the Matty Fund does for those afflicted by epilepsy. The staff has always been very impressive and you can see the dedication to their cause. Continued success and congratulations to the Matty Fund

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Matty Fund continues to raise awareness and support for those families dealing with Epilepsy through their programs, services, resources, and community events. Richard and Debra Siravo have taken the loss of their precious son Matthew and dedicated their lives to helping other individuals and families dealing with Epilepsy. The Matty Fund continues to be a professionally run non-profit organization from top to bottom. They are truly making a difference in the lives of those affected with Epilepsy.

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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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