Ways to Give

Ways to Give

We invite you to partner with APDA to provide much needed support that can help improve the quality of life for the 1 million individuals living with Parkinson’s disease in the US.

Make an Online Donation

Donating online is the quickest and easiest way to show your support!

Explore more ways to support our community.

Donate through your Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

  • You can contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund.  Typically you are eligible to take an immediate tax deduction and then the funds are invested for potential for tax-free growth. You can then recommend grants to any qualified public charity, such as APDA.
  • You can make a one-time gift or set your DAF account to make automatic recurring grants in the amount and frequency of your choice. It’s easy to do.  Just log into your account on your charitable sponsor’s website and select “recurring” option.  It’s a great way to make your charitable giving more convenient.

If you would like to make a gift now through your DAF, simply click the link below to find your fund:

If you have any questions about making a tax-deductible gift to the American Parkinson Disease Association through a DAF, please contact June Colasuonno at 718-981-9202 or at jcolasuonno@apdaparkinson.org.

This information does not constitute legal or financial advice. Because everyone’s situation is different, you should seek the advice of your own attorney, tax advisor and/or financial planner.

Stock Donations

Many individuals choose to make a gift to the American Parkinson Disease Association by donating shares of stock or long-term appreciated securities.
Giving stock doesn’t just help the PD community: It also helps you.
Increase Your Giving Power

A gift of appreciated stock to APDA can benefit you in two ways: you receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and at the same time you may avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stock. This helps stretch your gift even further.


Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 70.5 or older with a traditional IRA, you’re eligible for one of the most tax-savvy
ways to support the American Parkinson Disease Association: donating directly from your IRA.
This is also called a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD, or an IRA Rollover:

  • Gifts are always tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize your return. This is one of the only ways to make a donation without dipping into your taxable income.
  • You can give up to $100,000 out of your IRA tax-free.

Just like donating via cash or check, giving from your IRA is an immediate and impactful way to
support APDA — but unlike a cash gift, it helps you save on your taxes in the process.
Donating through your IRA doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful, and our online
platform makes it painless and fast. You will be guided through the donation process in
under 10 minutes, with no sensitive information required. Your paperwork will even be
auto-completed online.


Planned Giving

The American Parkinson Disease Association offers non-cash giving options that will help us provide education, support and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest. Click options below to explore planned giving options:


Matching Gifts

Many companies have employee matching gifts programs, through which they will match your donations to nonprofit organizations. Follow the link below to find out if they have a Matching Gift Program and double your donation today!


Other ways to give to APDA

Do-It-Yourself Fundraising

You don’t have to sweat to raise funds for APDA.  You can turn just about any activity into a fundraising opportunity. No matter what activity you choose, planning and promoting a fundraising event in your community is a great way to raise important funds and awareness for APDA.  Your event can be anything from a yard sale or karaoke competition to a bowl-a-thon or dinner dance — the possibilities are endless!  Setting up a fundraising page is easy – try it now!

Fundraise for APDA

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

You can now easily create a fundraiser for American Parkinson Disease Association through Facebook! Click the button below to like our Facebook page and easily create your fundraiser, set a date, set a goal and then share it with your friends and family!

Start Your Facebook Fundraiser

Become a Corporate Sponsor

APDA welcomes the opportunity to explore National and Regional corporate partner relationships that meet the philanthropic objectives of your organization.

Sponsor APDA

Give Monthly

By making a monthly gift to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), you can improve quality of life for families, caregivers, and all those impacted by the disease. That’s because your gifts fund education, referrals, support, and public awareness programs that change lives. At the same time, your gift allows us to invest in research that is searching for a cure.
Becoming a monthly donor makes sense for so many reasons:
– It’s easy. The monthly amount you select is charged to your credit card automatically. You’re of course free to cancel at any time.
– It’s cost-effective. Your money goes further, because monthly giving reduces the need for regular appeals, saving money spent on printing, paper and stamps.
– It’s money we can count on. Knowing we can count on your monthly support helps us budget more effectively as an organization.
– It makes a difference. Your monthly donation will help us reach out to people in your state living with Parkinson’s disease.

Start Giving

Memorials & Tributes

A memorial gift or gift in honor is a thoughtful way to remember a loved one or dear friend while at the same time giving hope to others.
When making an online donation, kindly give us the name of the memorial or person of honor as well as the name of a family member or close friend you wish to notify and after you have made your contribution—an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the family member or friend you designate and a tax receipt will be sent to you. Please know that we will not specify the amount of the donation in the acknowledgement to the family.
Memorial and honorary contributions to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Start a Memorial Gift

Mail, Email or Call in Your Donation

Gifts can be made by mail, phone, and e-mail. Download and print the PDF Donation Form here. Mail or email your completed form or you may call us toll-free at 800-223-2732.
American Parkinson Disease Association
P.O. Box 61420 Staten Island, NY 10306
Call: 800-223-2732
E-mail: apda@apdaparkinson.org

Online Shopping

APDA partners with online retailers to allow a portion of retail sales to support our cause. You can support APDA by shopping on Ebay, Amazon, as well as other retailers, which you can find on ShopAPDA.org.

Find Participating Retailers

Donate Your Car

By donating your car to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), you can improve quality of life for families, caregivers, and all those impacted by the disease.

Learn About Car Donation

Gift Acceptance Policy

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with our mission and that support our core programs. Our priority with any donation is to ensure that the best interests of APDA and donors are served.

Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities. Certain forms of gifts or donated properties will be reviewed prior to acceptance, per our Gift Acceptance Policy.

Cash and publicly traded securities are readily accepted. For information regarding gifts of other types, please contact APDA’s Office of Planned Giving at 718-981-9202 or jcolasuonno@apdaparkinson.org.