Frequently Asked Questions
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About the Davis Phinney Foundation
Is the Davis Phinney Foundation a nonprofit organization?
Yes. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, designated by the Internal Revenue Code.
Does the Davis Phinney Foundation have an endowment?
No. The Foundation does not have an endowment. One hundred percent of our funding comes from contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations that generously support our work.
How much of the money donated goes to programs?
The Davis Phinney Foundation is committed to good stewardship of the generous donations and grants we receive as well as to transparency. Please see Our Financials on the About Us page to learn more about how our work is funded, and how we strategically spend to ensure more people with Parkinson’s have the information and inspiration to live well today.
Can I volunteer?
How can I apply for a research grant from the Davis Phinney Foundation?
We fund innovative studies that directly affect the quality of life of those living with Parkinson’s. Our funding cycle is announced in late January. This year, we will be accepting LOIs from July 1 through August 31. Learn more here.
How can I donate?
Donations are accepted by mail, by telephone, and online. Please visit Ways to Give for more information.
How can I contact the Foundation about my donation?
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our work. If you have questions about your donation, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866–358-0285 (toll-free in the U.S.) during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm MDT).
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Every gift to the Davis Phinney Foundation, whether online, by phone, or by mail, is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of US law. Each donor receives a receipt acknowledging the donation. Please note that amounts donated for merchandise (such as jerseys) are not fully tax-deductible because the donor receives goods in exchange for the donation.
Is my online gift secure?
The Davis Phinney Foundation takes every precaution to protect our donors’ information. Our website uses SSL/TLS protocol to provide encryption and secure identification of the server.
Can I donate in honor or in memory of someone?
What is a corporate matching gift and how can I make one?
Many large corporations have matching gift programs and will match your donation to a charitable organization. It’s an easy way to double or even triple your personal contributions to the Davis Phinney Foundation. Talk to your human resources representative to find out if your company has such a program and how you can participate.
Can I raise money for the Davis Phinney Foundation?
YES! Team DPF is the Foundation’s grassroots fundraising arm. We are grateful for the support of our grassroots fundraisers who raise money for us through bike rides, mountain climbs, sponsorships, and other fun and creative events. Learn more about joining Team DPF.
Can I support someone who is a grassroots fundraiser?
Yes. People of all ages around the country are biking, hiking, climbing, and doing other fun activities to raise money for the Davis Phinney Foundation. We’d love it if you joined them, but you can also lend your support by sponsoring an event participant. Donate today to help someone reach his or her fundraising goal! Please visit the Team DPF page to support a grassroots fundraiser today.
How can I invite the Davis Phinney Foundation to put on a bike ride or other event in my town?
Though the Foundation itself does not organize rides and other events benefitting the Davis Phinney Foundation, we are grateful to our grassroots fundraisers who do. In support of their efforts, we work closely with these groups or individuals to promote information on our website and on social media. Riders or teams can create pledge ride pages through the Davis Phinney Foundation to help raise money so people with Parkinson’s can live better today. For additional information about creating your own event to benefit the Foundation, please check out the Team DPF page.