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Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Long Covid

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Transnational Giving aims to strengthen civil society and promote solidarity across borders. OMF has partnered with Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving to accept donations and issue tax receipts in the countries listed below. Donations from abroad are forwarded to the tax-deductible organization, Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving. Please note that donations made through Maecenata are paid to OMF on a quarterly basis.

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To make a tax deductible donation to OMF Australia, Please send us an email with the subject line: OMF Australia* Please let us know your, name and country and we will send you instructions. 

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OMF has partnered with Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving  to accept donations and issue tax receipts in the United Kingdom. Please note that donations made through Maecenata are paid to OMF on a quarterly basis. We will send you an acknowledgement once we have received your gift.

There are two ways make your gift:

1) Maecenata Stiftung -Transnational Giving

Donors living in the UK and wanting to benefit from Gift Aid should first contact the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), before making their donations. After a short KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure, CAF will provide the donor with all the instructions to make his/her donation.

The minimum gift amount is 250,- GBP

Contact:
Mr. Andrew Fakley 

CAF – Charities Aid Foundation
Kings Hill, West Malling Kent ME19 4TA, United Kingdom

E-Mail: tge@cafonline.org
Phone: +44 30 00 12 33 80
http://www.cafonline.org

 

2) NPT Transatlantic Designated Fund Programme

Gifts made to NPT Transatlantic are recognised for both UK and US tax purposes simultaneously (or either US or UK). NPT Transatlantic is recognized by HMRC as an independent UK charity (charity number 1153376) and is recognized by the IRS as a disregarded entity of the 501(c)(3) public charity National Philanthropic Trust in the United States (EIN 23-7825575). 

Once a Designated Fund is established, individual donors would –  

  1. Complete theDesignated Fund Agreement (PDF) – Please see the last page for our fees, which are charged on a donation by donation basis; also our minimum gift amounts.
  2. Complete aGift Aid Declaration (PDF) if applicable– This is for UK taxpayer donors only (including UK non-domiciled, UK deemed-domiciled, UK non-resident and UK/US dual registered taxpayer donors)    
  3. Scan and email a copy of all of the above with a copy of passport, which we need for UK KYC compliance purposes toforms@npttransatlantic.org.
  4. Wire their cash gift,Contribution Instructions (PDF).

Upon receipt of a gift, NPT Transatlantic will –

  1. Issue receipts for US and/or UK tax purposes to the donor concerned
  2. Recover any Gift Aid that may be due
  3. Conduct the required due diligence on the charity
  4. Once approved, pay the gift plus any Gift Aid over to the charity, less fees.

The minimum Charitable Administration Fee is £100 or $160.

Example of Fees: 

If a donor gives us £10,000, NPT would take a fee of £500 and send £9,500 to OMF.  If the donor wants OMF to receive £10,000, then they should send NPT £10,526.32.  However, if the donor is Gift Aid eligible, then NPT will claim the Gift Aid for the original, cash contribution (and additional 25%) and take the fee for the total amount from the Gift Aid before sending the balance to OMF.

Maecenata Foundation
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Tel. + 49-30-28-38-79-09
Fax + 49-30-28-38-79-10
E-Mail: mst@maecenata.eu

Open Medicine Foundation

29302 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 USA

Phone: 650-242-8669

Charity Number/ID/EIN#  26-4712664.

OMF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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OMF has partnered with Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving  to accept donations and issue tax receipts in Spain. Please note that donations made through Maecenata are paid to OMF on a quarterly basis. We will send you an acknowledgement once we have received your gift.

  1. Send an email to our partner Fundación Empresa y Sociedad, Mr. Francisco Abad: fabad@empresaysociedad.org indicating:
      • The beneficiary entity “OMF Europe”
      • The amount of the donation.
      • Donor identification data:
        • Name and surnames (individual donor) or business name (corporate donor)
        • Postal address / Phone and E-Mail
        • Tax identification (NIF, NIE or CIF)
        • Attach a copy of your ID or card with the CIF of the donor (if it is Spanish) or with the NIE (otherwise). It is a key document to process the information to the AEAT about the tax treatment of the donation in
  1. Wire Transfer
  2. Bank: Banco Caminos

Account holder: Fundación Empresa y Sociedad

Address: Almagro 8 / 28010 Madrid (SPAIN)

IBAN: ES79 0234 0001 0490 3028 5466

BIC: CCOCESMM

Communication: TGE – OMF Europe – Germany

Contact: Francisco Abad

E-Mail: fabad@empresaysociedad.org

Phone: +34 676270816

Maecenata Foundation
Rungestraße 17
D-10179 Berlin
Tel. + 49-30-28-38-79-09
Fax + 49-30-28-38-79-10
E-Mail: mst@maecenata.eu

Open Medicine Foundation

29302 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 USA

Phone: 650-242-8669

Charity Number/ID/EIN#  26-4712664.

OMF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Donate from Germany

OMF has partnered with Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving  to accept donations and issue tax receipts in Germany. Please note that donations made through Maecenata are paid to OMF on a quarterly basis. We will send you an acknowledgement once we have received your gift.

Donations can be made via Maecenata’s donation form: https://web.maecenata.eu/spenden?fb_item_id_fix=20795  or to this donations account:

Currency: Euro

Account holder: Maecenata Stiftung

Bank Bankhaus Löbbecke

IBAN: DE89 1003 0500 1061 0007 01

BIC: LOEB DEBB XXX

Communication: “TG19001 Open Medicine Foundation

A free donation share (maximum 5%) will be deducted from the donations to support the administrative and analytical work of TG. Donors may choose to add this amount in addition to the donation or not.

Further information is available at www.spenden.maecenata.eu

Please contact Maecenata directly by phone or mail (tg@maecenata.eu) to discuss any details.

Maecenata Foundation
Rungestraße 17
D-10179 Berlin
Tel. + 49-30-28-38-79-09
Fax + 49-30-28-38-79-10
E-Mail: mst@maecenata.eu

Open Medicine Foundation

29302 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 USA

Phone: 650-242-8669

Charity Number/ID/EIN#  26-4712664.

OMF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Donate from France

OMF has partnered with Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving  to accept donations and issue tax receipts in France. Please note that donations made through Maecenata are paid to OMF on a quarterly basis. We will send you an acknowledgement once we have received your gift.

By Bank Transfer

Account holder: Fondation de France

Bank: HSBC FRANCE PARIS CBC 502

Address: 103 Avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris

Account Number: 0502 000 3636

IBAN: FR76 3005 6005 0205 0200 0363 678

BIC: CCFRFRPP

Bank Code: 30056

Branch Code: 00502

RIB: 78

Communication: “00459/TGE – OMF Europe – Germany”

By Cheque

Payable To: “Fondation de France/00459

Address:  Fondation de France

Attention Mme Noura Kihel

40, Avenue Hoche F – 75008 Paris

E-Mail: Noura.Kihel@fdf.org

Phone: +33 1 442 187 60

Maecenata Foundation
Rungestraße 17
D-10179 Berlin
Tel. + 49-30-28-38-79-09
Fax + 49-30-28-38-79-10
E-Mail: mst@maecenata.eu

Open Medicine Foundation

29302 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 USA

Phone: 650-242-8669

Charity Number/ID/EIN#  26-4712664.

OMF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Donate from Belgium

OMF has partnered with Maecenata Stiftung Transnational Giving  to accept donations and issue tax receipts in Belgium. Please note that donations made through Maecenata are paid to OMF on a quarterly basis. We will send you an acknowledgement once we have received your gift.

Account holder: King Baudouin Foundation

Bank: bpost bank

Address: Rue des colonies 56 (P28)- 1000 Brussels

Account Number: 000-0000004-04

IBAN: BE10 0000 0000 0404

BIC: BPOTBEB1

Communication: “TGE – OMF Europe – Germany”

Contact:
Ms. Carine Poskin
E-Mail: poskin.c@kbs-frb.be
Phone: +32 2 549 02 31 Mr. Ludwig Forrest
E-Mail: forrest.l@kbs-frb.be
Phone: +32 2 549 02 38

Maecenata Foundation
Rungestraße 17
D-10179 Berlin
Tel. + 49-30-28-38-79-09
Fax + 49-30-28-38-79-10
E-Mail: mst@maecenata.eu

Open Medicine Foundation

29302 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 USA

Phone: 650-242-8669 

Charity Number/ID/EIN#  26-4712664. 

OMF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

 

Averting a second pandemic:

Open Medicine Foundation leads groundbreaking international study of

Long COVID’s conversion to ME/CFS

AGOURA HILLS, CALIF.  — Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is leading a large-scale international collaborative study investigating the potential conversion of Post-Acute Sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection — more commonly known as Long COVID or Post-COVID Syndrome —  to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), a chronic, life-altering disease with no known cause, diagnostic test or FDA approved treatments available.

Up to 2.5 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from ME/CFS; the COVID-19 pandemic could at least double that number. An estimated 35 percent of Americans who had COVID-19 have failed to fully recover several months after infection, prompting many to call it “a potential second pandemic.”

OMF recognized a familiar health crisis emerging, one with eerie similarities to ME/CFS. This crisis presented a unique opportunity to understand how a viral infection — in this case COVID-19 — may develop into ME/CFS in some patients. The goal is to find targeted treatments for ME/CFS patients and ultimately prevent its onset in people infected with SARS-CoV-2 or other infections.

The federal government is only now investing in Post-COVID research, with no focus on its connection to ME/CFS. OMF has already engaged researchers for the largest-scale study of its kind, solely supported by private donors who have contributed over one million dollars to date. When fully funded, the five million dollar, three-year study will be conducted across the globe at OMF funded Collaborative Research Centers, led by some of the world’s top researchers and ME/CFS experts.

BACKGROUND

In a significant percentage of patients, infections preceded their development of ME/CFS.  For example, according to the CDC about one in ten infected with Epstein-Barr virus, Ross River virus, or Coxiella burnetti develop symptoms that meet the criteria for ME/CFS.

THE STUDY

The ability to follow the development of ME/CFS from a known viral infection is unprecedented to date and crucial to researchers’ understanding of the disease. The focus of this study is to find the biological differences between persons returning to good health after COVID-19 and persons who remained ill more than six months after infection and developed ME/CFS.  Understanding these alterations in key pathways can lead to groundbreaking discoveries including new biomarkers, drug targets, and prevention and treatment strategies.

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About Open Medicine Foundation

Established in 2012, Open Medicine Foundation leads the largest, concerted worldwide nonprofit effort to diagnose, treat, and prevent ME/CFS and related chronic, complex diseases such as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Post COVID. OMF adds urgency to the search for answers by driving transformational philanthropy into global research. We have raised over $28 Million from private donors and facilitated and funded the establishment of five prestigious ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers around the world. To learn more, visit www.omf.ngo.

CONTACT:

Heather Ah San

Development and Communications Manager

1-650-242-8669

heather@omf.ngo