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OMF Giving Tuesday Results: Whopping $107K+ Raised

Thanks to some smart folks, #GivingTuesday has been practiced for four years. Nonprofits use this special day to remind people that this time of year is about more than consumerism; it’s about giving. And what better way than giving to OMF research, so we can End ME / CFS and the suffering it causes?!

This year, we had a special challenge. An anonymous donor offered to triple-match donations made within a few weeks before and on #Giving Tuesday, but with a maximum of $25,000. Done–that goal was met early. But, there was more to come.

Another anonymous donor joined in the effort by also offering to triple-match  donations up to a maximum of $20,000; then another offered to triple-match up to $10,000. That would be a total of $55,000. No problem, you said. We met that goal over a week before #GivingTuesday.

To keep the momentum going and expand our funds for more research, we set the new goal of $75,000. Did we make it?

Of course. With your confidence and generosity, we received a total of $107,538 in the #GivingTuesday campaign.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Look for announcements soon on what research projects we will do with these funds. As a reminder, our research strategy is under the leadership of our ME / CFS Scientific Advisory Board, which has world-renown researchers with distinguished accolades in their fields.

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