The ALS Association

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How can I help to find a cure for ALS?


To support the work of The ALS Association and help us end the devastating effects of ALS, you can give an unrestricted gift to The Association. Your gift will be applied where it is needed most to help provide a higher quality of life for people with ALS and their families.


If you wish to support The ALS Association's research efforts, patient services or advocacy program you can give a restricted gift by designating the specific program. Your gift will help to continue these vital programs for ALS patients and their families.

Can I send a gift in memory of a friend or loved one?

Gift in Memory

A gift in memory of a friend or loved one is a meaningful and reflective reminder of your shared joy in life together. Through the years, many of the family and friends of The ALS Association family have experienced profound joy and satisfaction that a memorial gift to The Association can bring.

Gift in Honor

A contribution in honor of a friend or loved one is a perfect gift for any occasion…birthdays, anniversaries or graduations. Anytime you want to celebrate a special occasion or recognize someone special, consider a gift to the ALS Association.

When we receive your gift in honor or in memory, we will send an acknowledgement notification in your name to the person you designate. It is a precious remembrance and has immediate benefits for you and the ALS community of friends and family.

Community of Hope

Create or donate to a Tribute Fund:

The ALS Association's Community of Hope gives people like you the opportunity to inspire others by creating an online Fund. You can share your ALS story with everyone you know and encourage them to make a contribution to your Fund. The money you raise goes to support The Association's crucial patient services program, leading-edge ALS research and our advocacy effort on Capitol Hill.

How do I make my gift?


A convenient, fast and extremely safe way of making your secured credit card contribution. Donate Now.

By Mail:

You can send a check to our National Office:
The ALS Association
1275 K Street NW, Suite 250
Washington DC 20005

We offer this handy mail-in form to assist you in donating by mail.

By phone:

Many donors find that making a gift by credit card is easy, convenient and fast. To make a memorial, tribute or general gift by phone, call The Association's toll free number - 888-226-5185. Please have your valid credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diner's Club) available.

Can I make a gift of stock to The ALS Association?

Yes. In fact, the remarkable growth in the value of stocks during recent years, and recent tax law changes, mean that you may achieve a substantial benefit by giving a gift of stock as opposed to cash. When making a gift of stock, please contact Jessica Chapman, Director, Planned Giving at You may direct your broker to transfer gifts of stock to the following The ALS Association account:

Merrill Lynch
DTC #8862
Account #: 5TL-02698
Account Name: The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Tax ID: 13-3271855

To request the booklet Giving Securities, please contact the Office of Gift Planning toll-free at 888-226-5185, or e-mail

Can I make a gift through my Will or Living Trust?

Yes. The Will and/or Living Trust are two of the most preferred vehicles for making long-range gifts. After family and friends have been cared for, think of The ALS Association as a part of your "extended family." Useful information, about how to include The ALS Association in your Will and/or Living Trust can be found in the Planned Giving section of this web site.

Are there tax benefits to making a gift to The ALS Association?

There are numerous tax benefits derived from a gift to The ALS Association. For further information or to receive documentation of The ALS Association's tax-exempt status, please contact the Office of Gift Planning toll-free at 888-226-5185, or e-mail

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