Your donation goes towards helping caregivers, people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Ways to Donate

There are many ways to donate to AFA. And you can feel good about donating to AFA because 88% of the money we raise goes directly into the programs and services we provide.

AFA’s Mission

The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”

More Ways to Give

Looking for other ways you can donate, AFA has a variety of options for you to choose from such as workplace giving, planned giving, fundraising or as simple as shopping online.


MEMORIAL DONATION - Make a donation in memory of a relative, friend, neighbor, colleague or other loved one, and respect his or her legacy by helping others in need.

HONORARIUM DONATION - Make a donation to honor an individual living with Alzheimer's disease or others, and pay tribute to his or courage and the courage of others affected by this brain disorder.

CELEBRATION DONATION - Make a donation to celebrate good times—a wedding, anniversary, birthday, milestone, etc. with a thoughtful contribution to our cause.

Download an acknowledgement card to share with wedding guests. In addition, through the IDo Foundation, wedding-related purchases by couples and their guests can generate donations for charity; suggest AFA as your charity of choice.

GENERAL DONATION - Make a general donation—and show you care about Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for memorial, honorarium and celebration letters to arrive.


Your donation will help fund our toll-free helpline with resources and referrals, respite care grants, grants for member organizations that provide direct care and support, educational conferences, national initiatives such as National Memory Screening Day, professional education and training, and AFA Teens. In addition, through strategic partnerships, AFA funds research for medical treatment and a cure.

In 2014, AFA expended 85 percent of expenses on program services to help individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families; the remaining 15 percent supported general, administrative and fundraising expenses.

Click here to read AFA’s Fiscal Year 2015 annual report.