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Thank you for supporting the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.


Donations can be sent by mail to:

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1730
Chicago, IL 60601

Please call us at 800-377-3978 if you would like to make a donation by telephone.

Please consider recommending DMRF as an organization to support through your donor advised fund. DAF grants are not subject to a processing fee, which means 100 percent of the grant goes to support our mission. If you have a fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon or Greater Kansas City Community Foundation you can make your gift using DAF Direct.

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There are a number of planned giving options to build a legacy through the DMRF, either by joining our Legacy Society or making a specific gift. Please contact Director of Development Debbie Durrer at ddurrer@dystonia-foundation.org to request information on joining the Legacy Society or read more out more about the DMRF Legacy Society.

Planned giving options can include:

  • Wills & Bequests
  • Life Income Gifts: Charitable Trusts & Gift Annuities
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Real Estate

​Gifts of stock, bonds, and mutual funds allow you to support the DMRF. In order to complete a donation of securities, please complete BOTH steps below:

STEP 1 - Notify the DMRF of your intended stock donation by calling: 312-755-0198 or emailing us at dystonia@dystonia-foundation.org. We will then provide you with the appropriate stock transfer information.

STEP 2 - Contact your broker to transfer your shares.

Combined Federal Campaign logoIf you are a federal government or military employee and would like to support the work of the DMRF, please take part in the Combined Federal Campaign by entering Dystonia Medical Research Foundation on your pledge card.

The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.

In addition to purchasing items through our online store, online retailers Amazon and Ebay provide opportunities for a percentage of sales to be returned to the DMRF. Through the Amazon Smile program, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. If you sell items on eBay and wish to donate a portion of proceeds to support the DMRF, or would like to bid on items our supporters are selling, click here.