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OMF Receives $1 Million Donation

2018 is starting off to be a fantastic year. Today, OMF has received a $1 million donation!
The Pineapple Fund has generously donated $1 million to OMF through Bitcoin, stating, “We chose the Open Medicine Foundation because ME / CFS is a serious and complicated condition that torments the life of its sufferers. We hope that these funds can accelerate much-needed research in this area, and into related diseases.”
We are grateful to have been selected among the organizations receiving Pineapple Fund grants to improve the world. This donation was made possible because of you, our dedicated patient community.

This is the largest Bitcoin donation we have ever received. We sincerely thank all of our supporters for your efforts and for all that you do to support our work.

OMF CEO/President Linda Tannenbaum wrote to the Pineapple Fund and said, “Speaking as a parent of a daughter with this illness and as the founder of Open Medicine Foundation representing millions of patients advocating for awareness, validation and a cure, and from parents and caregivers who are so desperate to get their loved ones well, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are a true hero.”

This significant donation will help OMF continue to fund urgent ME / CFS research and to keep fighting for a better future for patients. We are grateful beyond words for this generous donation. This is a gift of hope to millions of people around the world. Thank you to the Pineapple Fund for setting the course for 2018 to be a tremendous year!
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669