Annual Report

View our Annual Report - FY07 (PDF)

501(c)(3) Registered Charity

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. For more information about the tax deductibility of your gift, visit the Internal Revenue Service Web site at www.irs.gov.

Charities Review Council

Since 1946, the Charities Review Council has been empowering Minnesota donors to make informed giving decisions and fostering public trust in the charitable sector. The Council periodically reviews nonprofits to determine whether or not a charity meets its accountability standards. In its last review, January 2006, the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota met all accountability standards. For more information about the Charities Review Council or to view the Association's report, visit www.smartgivers.org.

Allocation of Expenses

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota is fiscally conservative in its allocation of donor dollars. According to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (www.give.org), a nonprofit organization should spend at least 65 percent of its total expenses on program activities, with the remaining funds supporting administrative and fundraising expenses. In fiscal year 2006 (ended June 30, 2006), the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota spent 78% of its expenses on program services.

Privacy and Online Security

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota is committed to serving its constituents and honoring their wishes. This respect for constituents exists throughout the organization, especially with regards to your preferences for how you are contacted by the Association and for what purposes. The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota does not sell or trade its constituent information with other organizations or with our National Alzheimer’s Association.

The Association will keep a record of your donations and event and program participation, but we will not share that information with anyone outside the organization unless you request it. You may request at any time that the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota remove you from its mailing list. Please make this request to Stephanie Dix, Development/Administrative Assistant at 952-857-0544 or stephanie.dix@alz.org.

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota accepts online donations through a secure web site. You may use your credit card to give safely and securely.

Use of Funds

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to ensuring that our donors are able to fund their areas of interest and concern. When you make a general donation to the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota, your donation supports programs and services for people in Minnesota and North Dakota. You may also designate your donation to research.

Programs and Services

Your unrestricted gift to the Alzheimer's Association helps fund much-needed education, support and advocacy programs and services in Minnesota and North Dakota. Until there is a cure, we will provide care and support. Local programs and services include:

Research

Your gift to Alzheimer's research helps fund studies around Alzheimer's care and the search for more effective treatment, prevention and, eventually, a cure. Dollars designated to research are pooled together by our National Alzheimer's Association, where a Medical and Scientific Advisory panel make grants. As the largest private funder of Alzheimer's research, we have nationally invested more than $185 million into more than 1,400 projects.

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