Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation dba Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Targeting Breakthrough Research

aka Cure Alzheimer's Fund   |   Wellesley Hills, MA   |  http://www.curealz.org/

Mission

The mission of Cure Alzheimer's Fund is to fund research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Mr. Timothy W. Armour

Main address

34 Washington Street Suite 310

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 USA

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EIN

52-2396428

NTEE code info

Alzheimer's (H83)

Alzheimer's (G83)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to fund research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's Disease.

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?

Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundations

Since our founding in 2004, our unwavering focus has been providing research grants to the leading scientists around the world who are investigating Alzheimer's disease. We are honored to work with them, and are inspired by the passion of their pursuit to eradicate this debilitating disease. We are proud that many of the projects we funded have produced significant results, including research breakthroughs and improved knowledge about the brain and the disease.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

4 Star 2017

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4 Star 2016

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4 Star 2018

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4 Star 2019

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4 Star 2020

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4 Star 2021

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Dollars of research funding provided.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Research funding in total, including researcher support.

Number of research projects funded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 purpose of Cure Alzheimer's Fund is to provide research grants to scientists around the world who are looking for the cause of Alzheimer's disease. By understanding the cause, the research community will then be able to provide therapies that will prevent – slow – or cure the disease. Our aim is to provide these research grants until Alzheimer's disease has been eradicated.

2. The research grants are funded through donations made from the public and, in some cases, we also attract small private foundations to donate to our organization. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research; our board of directors pays for all overhead expenses of the foundation. We have two primary activities as an organization:

a. Obtaining grant requests from researchers (and then reviewing / approving the grants through specialized scientific advisory boards)
b. Driving donations through public awareness and donor engagement activities.

3. Cure Alzheimer's Fund has been in business for 17 years; with each year, the total donations received and research grants distributed has increased. Our capabilities are built entirely to support our mission as stated in item 1.

5. We have accomplished a great deal. Nearly 200 research projects have been funded throughout the world. Of these projects, many have resulted in significant findings that have added to knowledge of the genetics of Alzheimer's disease and the causes that result in the pathology. But, we do not yet have a cure.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation dba Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Board of directors
as of 05/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeffrey Morby

No Affiliation


Board co-chair

Henry McCance

Timothy Armour

Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Jeffrey Morby

No Affiliation

Jacqui Morby

No affiliation

Henry McCance

No Affiliation

Phyllis Rappaport

No Affiliation

Robert Greenhill

Sherry Sharp

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/7/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data