Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

CHAMP1 Research Foundation

Making The Impossible Happen

Spring Hill, FL


Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by CHAMP1 disorders through clinical research, effective treatments, public awareness, early detection, family support and patient advocacy.

Ruling Year



Carolyn D'Angelo

Main Address

1367 Whitewood Avenue

Spring Hill, FL 34609 USA


Research, Advocacy





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

CHAMP1 is a foundation of parents with children that have a ultra rare disease due to a mutation to there CHAMP1 gene. This was discovered in 2015 and there is very little information or research conducted. a population of the children have seizures, autistic features, severe disabilities among many other health concerns. The money raised will do to support research for treatment options in hopes to give children with this disease a better and more full life. The problem standing in our way is scientific research can cost millions of dollars, we need resources to fuel our mission.

Our programs

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

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CHAMP1 Registry

Research grants

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of funding dollars secured for demonstration projects or pilots

Population(s) served

People with disabilities,

People with intellectual disabilities

Related program

Research grants

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Direction of Success


Context notes

Through various fundraising efforts and donations, Since June of 2018 we have raised 20k to put towards research for treatment options. We are currently awaiting results of on going research.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal to raise enough money to support research to find therapeutics for CHAMP1 and ultimately a cure.

To coordinate and collaborate with the global scientific community to understand the function of the CHAMP1 gene in order to develop effective treatments and a cure for CHAMP1 disorders. To increase the medical community and public awareness of the complexity and potential severity of CHAMP1 disorders. To provide educational and emotional support for those affected by CHAMP1 disorders.

We are a foundation made of relentless parents that will not stop until we understand the science of CHAMP1 and pathways of treatment to help our community. We are 50 families strong and growing and will stop and nothing to reach our goal.

There is already progress being made, animal models are in the works and some basic research is being conducted. A major milestone would be to identify drug able targets, utilize screening databases, clinical trials ect. Our next step would to be able to fund a study to search for treatable targets.

We have animals models being made, we are raising funds, our families are connected and united through the CHAMP1 Research Foundation.

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