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Successful FUNdraisers that Boost Research

Our foundation’s research is all about bringing relief to patients. We are so grateful that so many patients and their loved ones have put their trust and energy into the research we are doing. From all over the world, they are being creative and strategic in using whatever resources they can gather to raise funds for this groundbreaking science. Here is a list of their successes:


  • $1,237 donation on April 23, 2016 – The ME/CVS Verniging (ME / CFS Association) in the Netherlands hosted a showing of the film “Forgotten Plague” as a fundraiser.


  • $1,850 donation on September 16, 2015 – Cecilia Ekhem from Sweden raised funds by selling her poetry.


  • $940 donation on January 13, 2015 – Ellinor from Sweden raised funds by creating and selling ME / CFS awareness pins and keychains.


  • $2,570 donation on May 11, 2014 – Kelsie from Canada raised funds through a Zulu challenge (obstacle course race).


  • $3,035 donation on May 1, 2013 – Candace Silva-Martin, Lynn Riggio, and George Washington University Volleyball Team raised funds through a charity volleyball tournament.

Want to do your own FUNdraiser for OMF research? Here are some ideas and instructions.

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