YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Your donation to the Davis Phinney Foundation supports innovative quality of life research and our extensive educational programs, which provide essential information and practical tools to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. Together, we’re helping people live better and building healthier Parkinson’s communities.

If you have any questions about giving to the Davis Phinney Foundation, please reach out to our Development Officer, Claire Herritz by email at cherritz@dpf.org or phone at (303) 953-4978.

To learn more about our work and how your contributions make a difference, please read our Annual Report.

Ways to Give

Click on a topic below to expand and learn more.

Facebook fundraisers are a quick and easy way to raise money to support your favorite cause and donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation. We’ve had a number of community members raise money for us on this platform, achieving hundreds and even thousands of dollars worth of donations with relatively little effort!

To help you get started fundraising on Facebook, we’ve put together a short document with FAQs and sample content.

Fundraising on Facebook

Your donation of commonly held, publicly traded stocks and securities to the Davis Phinney Foundation is a simple and powerful way to support our work.

BENEFITS OF A DIRECT GIFT OF STOCKS AND SECURITIES

When you donate your securities directly, you may qualify for a bigger tax deduction than if you were to sell your stock and donate the net, after-tax proceeds to the Foundation.

The tax code generally permits a charitable donation deduction for the full market value of your direct gift of securities. Alternatively, if you sell your stock and donate the net proceeds, you may owe capital gains taxes if the stock or securities have appreciated in value since you first acquired them. In this case, you will be left with a smaller amount to donate and have a smaller charitable donation deduction.

Please check with your tax advisor regarding your particular circumstances.

GIFT VALUATION

Your gift of securities will be recognized by us at the market price on the first business day it is held in our account. For a gift to be acknowledged for the current tax year, it must be received on or before December 31.

TO MAKE YOUR GIFT BY ELECTRONIC TRANSFER

The easiest way for you to gift stock or securities to the Davis Phinney Foundation is through an electronic transfer from your brokerage account to Davis Phinney Foundation’s account. Please remind your broker to include your name, contact information, and special instructions for the transfer. This information is essential for timely acknowledgment. When stocks are transferred electronically, we are informed only of the stock name and the number of shares, not the name of the donor. If you don’t share your gift intent with us, it may delay the gift acknowledgment for tax reporting purposes.

If you plan to make an electronic donation, please reference this form.

To make a gift of stock shares to the Davis Phinney Foundation, direct your broker to transfer the stocks to:

Charles Schwab
Davis Phinney Foundation
Account Number 9172-3308
Attn: Polly Dawkins
Phone: 303.733.3340

If you are transferring funds from an already established Charles Schwab account, please complete this form:

Charitable Gift Transfer Letter

How do I donate my vehicle?

Do you have a car, truck, boat, RV, or airplane that you’re ready to part with? You can select almost any kind of vehicle to donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation. We partner with Vehicles for Charity to make your donation easy and rewarding. They’ll even pick up your vehicle for you. Here’s how:

STEP 1

EITHER:
Call 1-866-628-2277. A Vehicles for Charity customer service representative will answer your questions and complete the donation benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation. This is a 5-10-minute process.

-OR-

Learn more on their website and complete your donation online.

STEP 2

You’ll be instructed to remove your license plates and sign the vehicle title.  A towing company will contact you to arrange a convenient pick-up time within two to four business days.

STEP 3

Depending on the condition of your vehicle, it is either taken to auction for sale or to an auto crusher for recycling. You will receive an acknowledgment from Vehicles for Charity for your donation along with the required IRS documents for tax purposes.

STEP 4

The Davis Phinney Foundation will receive the net proceeds of the sale of your vehicle, which can often take two to three months. If you’ve donated your favorite motorbike, automobile, trailer, or canoe let us know so that we can keep an eye out for the donation.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION. 

Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, sometimes dollar-for-dollar or more. The impact of your gift could be doubled or even tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses of employees, and some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours.

Online

Click here to donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation. On your donation form, please use the employer matching gift search box, enter your employer information, and follow the instructions to have your gift matched.

Mail

Please complete the following:

  1. A check made out to the Davis Phinney Foundation
  2. A memo referencing your company along with your company’s contact information
  3. Mail to:

Davis Phinney Foundation
357 S McCaslin Blvd, Ste 105
Louisville, CO 80027

Call Us

Please call 1-866-358-0285

Wire

You can donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation through a secure wire transfer. Please use the contact information below for wire transfer instructions or please reference this form.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Davis Phinney Foundation will complete any necessary items to ensure that your gift is matched. Your company will send its matching donation directly to the Davis Phinney Foundation. Check to see if your employer matches your donation by using the matching gift search bar on the donation form.

If you don’t find your employer through this search, please check with your human resources department to learn whether it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to the Davis Phinney Foundation.

If your employer doesn’t have a matching gift program, ask your human resources department if you can establish one with the Davis Phinney Foundation.

Your employer may request our Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), which is 20-0813566.

A tribute or memorial donation is a meaningful and hopeful way to honor someone special in your life while supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation.

Online

The fastest and easiest way to donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation is to give online. Please be sure to include instructions indicating the name of the person you are honoring or memorializing, as well as the name and address of anyone who should receive an acknowledgment of your generosity and thoughtfulness (the amount of the donation will not be disclosed).

Mail

Please complete the following:

  1. A check made out to the Davis Phinney Foundation
  2. A memo with the name of the person you are honoring. Please indicate if this is an anonymous donation.
  3. Mail to:

Davis Phinney Foundation
357 S McCaslin Blvd, Ste 105
Louisville, CO 80027

Call Us

Please call 1-866-358-0285

Wire

You can donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation through a secure wire transfer. Please use the contact information below for wire transfer instructions or please reference this form.

By using tax, financial and estate planning techniques, you can maximize your philanthropic giving to the Davis Phinney Foundation with significant tax and financial benefits. Please visit our planned giving page for ideas and details on planned giving and estate gifts.

The Davis Phinney Foundation’s mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today; therefore, each year, we support research projects that align with that mission. We know that the search for a cure is essential, but we can’t afford to wait for progress. Some estimate that more than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s. For these people and their loved ones, we focus on living well TODAY.

New therapies that improve quality of life are waiting to be discovered. Your generous gift today will help our Science Advisory Board say “yes” to more promising research projects that truly have the potential to change people’s lives.

Learn more about our Research program and donate to support this work today.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is proud to be a part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), with a charity ID of #77331.

Federal employees are able to pledge support through the CFC. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal, and military donors during the campaign season support eligible nonprofit organizations providing health and human service benefits throughout the world.

Learn more about the CFC and how you can support the Davis Phinney Foundation here.

FAQ

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.

Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurodegenerative disease in the world, and it affects over one million people in the US. While it’s critical to find a cure, people living with Parkinson’s need information and tools to live well TODAY. To support this mission, the Davis Phinney Foundation funds quality of life research and creates programs that help people with Parkinson’s live well today.

Your gift will help fund our initiatives which include:

There are multiple ways to give to the Foundation:

Online

Click here to donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation, join our Monthly Giving Club (recurring monthly donations keep us strong all year long), or click here to support our Quality of Life Research Fund.

Mail

Please send a check to:
Davis Phinney Foundation
357 S McCaslin Blvd, Ste 105
Louisville, CO 80027

Call Us

Please call 1-866-358-0285

Wire

You can donate to the Davis Phinney Foundation through a secure wire transfer. Please use the contact information below for wire transfer instructions or please reference this form.

Our 501(c)(3) Tax ID:

20-0813566

Stocks and Securities 

If you plan to make an electronic donation please reference this form. 

To make a gift of stock shares to the Davis Phinney Foundation, direct your broker to transfer the stocks to: 

Charles Schwab
Davis Phinney Foundation
Account Number 9172-3308
Attn: Polly Dawkins
Phone: 303.733.3340 

If you are transferring funds from an already established Charles Schwab account, please complete this form: 

Charitable Gift Transfer Letter

Team DPF is our grassroots fundraising program.  We welcome new volunteer fundraisers, and there are many ways to get involved. Fundraising can be fun, helps you connect with your community, and feels great! Explore your fundraising options on our Team DPF fundraisers page.

If you are looking to donate to a specific fundraiser or fundraising event, please select the event you’d like to support and complete our donation form.

For donations by mail, please complete the following:

  1. A check made out to the Davis Phinney Foundation
  2. A memo referencing the specific fundraiser and fundraising event
  3. Mail to:

Davis Phinney Foundation
357 S McCaslin Blvd, Ste 105
Louisville, CO 80027

The Davis Phinney Foundation will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, or send fundraising and solicitations on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Davis Phinney Foundation, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. Read our full privacy policy here

Our 501(c)(3) Tax ID:

20-0813566

Email

contact@dpf.org

Call Us

Please call 1-866-358-0285

Mail

Davis Phinney Foundation
357 S McCaslin Blvd, Ste 105
Louisville, CO 80027

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Visit our About page to learn more about our business including viewing our 990s and audited financials.