Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to help researchers develop new treatments and look for a cure today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now
To support the National Ataxia Foundation’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:

PO Box 27986
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund

You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for the National Ataxia Foundation to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and provide vital programs and services for Ataxia families.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

To make a gift of appreciated assets, please use the following 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

Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of the Ataxia community? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to the National Ataxia Foundation, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the National Ataxia Foundation. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of supporting people living with Ataxia and their families. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $210,000 to all organizations.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to NAF.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to NAF, so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

The Impact of Your Giving


in ongoing support could provide critical ongoing resources.

A monthly contribution at this level could provide reliable support for our life-changing services and research projects.


could fund vital programs for Ataxia families.

This size gift could underwrite the cost of invaluable resources and connection opportunities for people living with Ataxia and their families.


could drive the next Ataxia breakthrough.

A gift at this level could fund a promising research project that has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of Ataxia.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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