Mission Impact: Where the Money Goes

Every dollar you raise benefits those affected by Alzheimer’s disease in your community.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization, working to advance care, support and research across the world. From face-to face support to online education programs and promising worldwide research initiatives, the money you raise makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association:

Provides care and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s.

  • Online message boards through AlzConnected®.
  • Support groups, connecting those facing the disease with a network of help in their community.
  • A free nationwide 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) offering information and referrals.

Drives research toward treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

  • Currently investing more than $320 million in over 1000 active best-of-field projects in 54 countries.
  • Accelerates study focused on the relationship between lifestyle habits and cognitive function by funding and implementing clinical trials such as the U.S. POINTER Study.
  • Leads the field in research around risk reduction by investing in studies such as SPRINT MIND 2.0, a study to clarify the role of lowering blood pressure in reducing dementia risk.

Speaks up for the needs and rights of people affected by Alzheimer’s.

  • Helps to pass landmark legislation such as the National Alzheimer's Project Act, which mandated a national plan to fight Alzheimer's.
  • Drives bipartisan support for federal Alzheimer's and dementia research funding, which reached more than $3.7 billion annually.
  • Fights to protect people living with Alzheimer's and dementia through legislation such as the Promoting Alzheimer's Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act.


Use of Funds


Where the Money Goes chart

The Alzheimer’s Association exceeds the rigorous standards of America’s most experienced charity evaluator, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. The Association also holds a National Charity Seal from the Alliance.