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Ways to Give

Your support allows NAF to deliver on our mission. Get involved today!

Become an Impact Partner

Join our community of monthly donors that bring support services and research to people affected by Ataxia.

Impact Partners are a passionate and determined group of monthly givers who are on a mission to find a cure for Ataxia in our lifetime. People like you, who give what they can to help us offer Ataxia research grants, provide educational programs for Ataxia families, and offer support services in local communities around the country.

Make a Difference

Honor Your Loved One

Give on behalf of someone you care about.

Do you want to celebrate someone you love that is affected by Ataxia? Honor them or their memory with a gift to NAF. We will send an acknowledgement letter to the person or family. 

Give Stocks or Mutual Funds

Donating stocks and mutual fund shares offers you valuable financial benefits.

We’d be happy to help you learn how easy it is to donate your stocks or mutual funds. Reach out to notify us of your gift to ensure it will be properly credited. Email our Development Director, Joel Sutherland.

NAF – Stock Transfer Instructions
Receiving Firm:  Charles Schwab & Co. – DTC 0164, Code 40
Client Account Registration:  National Ataxia Foundation, Inc.
NAF’s brokerage account:  5310-0731
National Ataxia Foundation’s address:  600 Hwy. 169 So., Ste 1725 Minneapolis, MN  55426

Give from Your Donor-Advised Fund

Use your DAF to support Ataxia families.

Your donor-advised fund is a great way to make a one-time gift or create a recurring gift for even more impact.

Leave a Legacy

Make a lasting impact with NAF’s Planned Giving program. 

We’re honored that others support the work we do at NAF with their estate planning. Learn about gifts of cash, securities, and property – and which gift options provide tax and income benefits. Our Development team would be happy to help you discover the best planned gift to meet your goals. Email our Development Director, Joel Sutherland, for more information.

Host a Passion Fundraiser

Host an event or activity that you love, to support a cause in need.

Turn your favorite pastime into a community fundraising event. Our Development team will work with you to organize and promote your event. Golf tournaments, poker nights, tea parties, community barbecues, and galas are just a few examples of events that others have hosted to raise money for the Ataxia community. Take your passion and use it for a good cause! Email our Development Director, Joel Sutherland, with your ideas to learn how to start your event.


$1 million annual fund to accelerate our ability to improve the lives of those living with Ataxia.

You have the power to have an incredible influence on the Ataxia community through Accelerate! You can make this difference through a one-time gift, starting a monthly contribution, creating a fundraiser around your passions, or simply spreading awareness to those around you. Accelerate is all about making a big impact and doing it quickly. That is what our community asks for and deserves.

Join a Walk N' Roll Event

Get together with others in your community for a day of exercise and fun! 

Walk N’ Roll to Cure Ataxia welcomes those with all abilities. Some walk, some roll with their wheelchairs, rollators, or walkers, and ALL have fun. Start a team or join us solo at an event near you. This grassroots campaign began in 2007 and has raised nearly $3 million dollars since. 

Minnesota Walk n' Roll

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

A simple, but powerful way to help from the comfort of your own home.

Social media is a great way to give your friends and family the opportunity to support a cause that is important to you. Facebook fundraisers are easy – just a few clicks and you’re a fundraising pro. Whether you raise $5 or $5,000, it all adds up to making a big difference.

FB Fundraiser

Get Your Employer Involved

Take Advantage of an Employer Matching Gift Program 

Many employers will match your donation. It’s a way to increase the impact of your generosity! Check with your employer directly or see if they are enrolled in the Double Your Donation program. 

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Donate a Vehicle

Host an event or activity that you love, to support a cause in need.

Vehicle Donations are a unique and impactful giving option that helps NAF support the Ataxia community. Your unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, SUV or even plane can be accepted as a donation. Your generosity qualifies for a tax deduction and we’ll do all the heavy lifting. The pick-up is free and we’ll schedule it during a time that’s convenient for you. Call 855-500-RIDE (7433) now or visit: to get started!

Car Donation

Other Ways to Give

Use a Third-Party or Employer Sponsored Program to donate.

NAF accepts donations from several third-party platforms. If one of them is available to you, consider giving that way.

  • Combined Federal Campaign Giving – Our CFC number is 10752.
  • Thrivent Choice – Use the link to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to NAF.
  • United Way – Designate your United Way gifts to NAF.

Contact Us

Did you have something else in mind? Looking to fund a specific project? Reach out to Joel Sutherland, Development Director, to discuss your ideas. 

Mail your check donation to:

National Ataxia Foundation
PO Box 27986
Golden Valley, MN 55427 

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