WE HELP PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S LIVE WELL TODAY.
Since 2004, the Davis Phinney Foundation has brought to life some of the most important programs, research, content, and events for those affected by Parkinson’s. Our community includes people living with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s care partners, families and friends of those living with Parkinson’s, physicians, and Parkinson’s allied health professionals.
What Makes Us Different
We all want a cure for Parkinson’s. However, until that happens, we know that people are going to live a very long time with it; therefore, the most important work we can do is to help them live well TODAY. We do this by providing education, tools, resources, and inspiration that touch on every aspect of life: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and financial.
Our Core Values
We share stories and celebrate victories. We are authentic, energetic, and fun.
We take an Olympic level approach. We empower positive change and give people hope.
We bring the right resources to the right people. We are collaborative; we are better together.
Click below to explore more about who we are, what we do, and how we serve the Parkinson’s community.
Wondering how we got our name? Davis Phinney is an Olympic Bronze medalist and Tour de France stage winner who has celebrated the most victories of any cyclist in American history. From the late 1970s until his retirement from professional cycling in 1993, Davis achieved more wins—328 victories in all—than any other U.S. cyclist.
In 2000, after years of feeling not quite right, and an almost endless round of tests, Davis was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Finally, the years of battling constant fatigue, the mental fogginess, the muscle cramping, and bouts of sudden numbing weakness had a name.
Realizing early on that he could take action to feel healthy and strong despite his Parkinson’s, Davis started the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s to promote and fund innovative research that seeks to improve the quality of life of those living with Parkinson’s. Since then, the Foundation has expanded far beyond research to become a leading source for education and resources to help people with Parkinson’s take action to live well today. Annually, the Foundation reaches more than 500,000 individuals and families through online resources, events, community engagement, and more.
Today, Davis lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and fellow Olympian, Connie Carpenter-Phinney. They have two grown children Taylor and Kelsey, who are involved with the organization in a variety of ways. Davis continues to celebrate the daily victories in his life, inspire others by living well, and share his message of optimism with those who need it most.
We have reached hundreds of thousands of people with practical tools and resources focused on helping people with Parkinson’s improve their quality of life. Until there is a cure for Parkinson’s, we’ll continue to lead the way in quality of life resources by bringing innovative programs and research to life. We provide information, inspiration, and tools to help people with Parkinson’s live well today.
Since we were founded in 2004, we have raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. Contributions from individuals account for nearly two-thirds of our annual operating budget. Combined with generous grants, these funds enable us to reach further, build deeper connections, and foster meaningful change in the Parkinson’s community.
Quality of life is the impetus behind every program and research study the Davis Phinney Foundation funds. Please view our financials to learn more about how we are funded, and how we strategically spend to further our mission.
Tax ID 20-0813566
DUNS Number/Contractor Establishment Code: 557 597 460