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Ways to Give

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:  Pershing – DTC 0443
Client Account Registration:  National Ataxia Foundation, Inc.
NAF’s brokerage account:  03X063378
National Ataxia Foundation’s address:  600 Hwy. 169 S., Suite 1725 Minneapolis, MN  55426

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.

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

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

Shop with Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon donates to NAF.

We are an approved charity for the Amazon Smile program. Simply complete your usual online shopping at and designate “National Ataxia Foundation” as your charity. Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase to us. It is that simple! You will get the same great deals and you will give back to NAF. Every little bit helps. 

Amazon Smile

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
600 Highway 169 South, #1725
Minneapolis, MN 55426 

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