American Neuromuscular Foundation

STRENGTHENING the global effort to CURE neuromuscular disease

aka 41 182 6063   |   Rochester, MN   |  https://www.neuromuscularfoundation.org/

Mission

The American Neuromuscular Foundation is a nonprofit association that provides funds to help develop the next generation of researchers to advance the science and practice of neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. The ultimate goal in promoting and advancing NM and EDX scientific research and education is to improve the lives of patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Shirlyn Adkins JD

Main address

2621 Superior Drive NW

Rochester, MN 55901 USA

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EIN

41-1826063

NTEE code info

Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research (H50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are trying to improve the lives of patients with neuromuscular disease. We are looking to find cures for disease such as ALS. The foundation funds important research and helps support education through awards and fellowship funding. Donate today and 100% of your donation will be used to support these initiatives. Administrative costs of the foundation are paid for by the AANEM.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

AANEM Foundation Development Grants

The American Neuromuscular Foundation offers development grants intended as seed money to help launch research into muscle and nerve disorders by promising new researchers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The American Neuromuscular Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) offer expanded funding opportunities for neuromuscular research. Neuromuscular research projects submitted to the MDA that fit within the foundation’s mission may be considered by the foundation for co-funding.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Funding scientific research to help find treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Golseth Young Investigator Award, honoring AANEM Founding Member, Dr. James Golseth, is presented annually for original research in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. The foundation has been funding the award since 1998. Learn more at www.neuromuscularfoundation.org/Awards/Golseth-Young-Investigator.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year, the AANEM President chooses a topic for research for the AANEM Annual Meeting. Up to 10 abstracts submitted to the annual meeting on this topic may receive the President's Research Initiative Award. Learn more at www.neuromuscularfoundation.org/Awards/President-s-Research-Initiative.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The American Neuromuscular Foundation's International Scholarship provides an opportunity for physicians who practice in economically developing countries to apply for funds to support their education through attendance at the AANEM Annual Meeting. Up to five International Fellowship Scholarships are granted annually. All applicants are also automatically considered for scholarships offered through the North American Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Up to 15 additional scholarships are offered through the North American Chapter of the IFCN. Learn more at www.neuromuscularfoundation.org/Awards/International-Fellowship.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars received in contributions

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This does not include funding from the AANEM. 2019 received a legacy donation of $50K.

Number of research studies funded

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Totals By Year
Related Program

AANEM Foundation Development Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of overall donors

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This does not include the silent action donors or bidders.

Average number of dollars received per donor

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Does not include silent action

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to STRENGTHENING the global effort to CURE neuromuscular disease. We do this through funding research in NM disease and in funding the education of researchers.

As a funding source for neuromuscular research, the ANF is proud to provide numerous opportunities for researchers to apply for clinical research fellowships and grants to encourage and support research related to neuromuscular diseases.

Clinical Research Fellowships - The foundation is offering clinical research fellowship funding to institutions to provide research training.

Neuromuscular Research Funding Opportunities
Research that can identify treatments or cures is key to improving the lives of patients with neuromuscular disease. The foundation is committed to advancing neuromuscular research both through independently funding research and through collaboration with other funding sources such as our current collaboration with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

When you donate to the American Neuromuscular Foundation, 100% of your gift is exclusively used to fund researchers or their education. All the salaries and expenses of the Foundation are paid by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). And there are other reasons to give:

The AANEM also provides research funding - donating over $3 million to the Foundation. The interest from this donation, combined with your donations will help fund the next research projects.

Physicians who are experts in neuromuscular medicine review every research funding request assuring that your donation is used only for high quality research projects. The focus on finding a cure is at the core of all decisions versus a concern for profit.

The Foundation supports efforts to cure all neuromuscular diseases. Researchers understand that a cure for one neuromuscular disease can have implications for many of the related diseases.

The Foundation works in partnership with other foundations, like the Muscular Dystrophy Association to find the best projects to fund.

The financial stability of the Foundation, combined with the unwavering support from the AANEM, means your money is safe and it will make an impact far into the future.

We have funded multiple research projects. Including projects on
Research Currently Funded:
SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy
ALS - Lou Gehrig’s disease
Lambert Eaton Myasthenia
Kennedy’s disease
DNA sequencing to improve diagnosis of many neuromuscular diseases
Small fiber neuropathy

We have funded several research fellowships.

Financials

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American Neuromuscular Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Bonnie Weigert

Anthony Chiodo

Holli Horak

Yuen So

Eric Sorenson

Lisa Hobson-Webb

Robert Irwin

Dianna Quan

Devon Rubin

Bonnie Weigert

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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