How You Can Help
Your generous contribution to NAAF will fund research, awareness, advocacy and support services.
Securely Donate Online
You can make an easy and secure online donation to NAAF using your credit card. On this form you can also designate whether your gift is a sustaining gift over time, i.e. monthly or quarterly.
Donate by Mail
If you prefer, you can mail your donation. You may make a one time gift or set-up your monthly gift by mail. Download the mail-in donation form here, available in PDF format. Complete the form and mail it to:
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
14 Mitchell Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94903
Donate Your Car
A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductable donation benefiting National Alopecia Areata Foundation. You can donate online here at www.naaf.org/DonateCar or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.
Don't donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. Our trusted service makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation gets the benefit of your donation.
If you’re over the age of 70, you’re eligible for a special IRA donation that can help you and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. For 2011 tax year, you can roll over up to $100,000 from your IRA to charity. These gifts can be made tax-free and may help you meet your required IRA distribution levels. And as always, a gift to NAAF will go far in helping us continue to meet the needs of patients in communities everywhere. Simply direct your custodian to transfer a portion of your required minimum distribution on or before December 31, 2011 directly to NAAF. The law, originally enacted in 2006, expired at the end of 2009, but has now been renewed through December 31, 2011. Sample letters can be dowloaded here to help you make your gift in a more efficient manner. You can read more about this special IRA rollover here.
Companies will often match their employee's charitable gifts. Just check with your company's personnel office or website. Ask for the necessary forms to send to us and mail or email to:
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
14 Mitchell Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901
(NAAF Fed Tax ID# is 94-2780249).
We’ll fill out the application for the matched gift and send back to your employer. And you’ve doubled (or tripled) the impact of your initial donation.
Donations by way of Federal Government CFC payroll deductions (CFC #10589)
Our CFC number is 10589 or you can find us in the alpha index under 'A' for alopecia areata. We are also listed under the banner for Health and Medical Research Charities of America.
If you are a state employee in AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, UT or WI you can participate in state employee pedge programs as well. Please make your pledge today so we can continue to support those with alopecia areata and keep up the momentum of our exciting research.
If your workplace participates in the United Way campaign, simply write in the "National Alopecia Areata Foundation' on your donation designation form. Then, let NAAF know you have selected us, and we'll track the donation to make sure it is received from the United Way. Call us at 415-472-3780 or email us. Sending us a copy of the designation form is the easiest way for us to track your donation.
Planned Giving to NAAF through Your Will
A bequest, or gift through your will, is one of the simplest ways to make a lasting gift to NAAF. It allows you to balance your philanthropic goals with concerns that you may have about future living expenses, future medical costs, and loved ones. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a bequest. No matter the amount, every gift is important.
You must make such a bequest in your will or in a properly prepared codicil—in writing, signed by you, and witnessed according to the laws of your state. You can specify that the bequest be used for a certain purpose, or you can make it an unrestricted gift. An unrestricted gift will be used where it is most needed. Bequests are deductible from your gross estate and can therefore offer estate tax savings.
A bequest can take many forms:
- Specific: You name the National Alopecia Areata Foundation as the direct beneficiary of a stated amount of money, a life insurance policy, an IRA, other IRDs, or a particular piece of property.
- Percentage: NAAF receives a certain percentage of your estate as designated by you. Most people do not know what the exact worth of their estate will be at their death. This may be the best choice for some people to leave their family and charitable organizations the appropriate proportion.
- Residuary: You designate NAAF to receive all or a portion of the remainder of your estate once specific gifts to family are fulfilled.
- Contingent: NAAF receives all or a portion of your estate if your named individual beneficiaries do not survive you.
- Restricted: Although NAAF generally prefers gifts without limits, you have every right to restrict your bequest to a specific area of work or program. If you will be restricting your gift, be sure to contact the foundation to make sure we can use your gift as you have intended.
- Charitable Remainder Trust: You can create a trust for a relative’s benefit and name NAAF to receive whatever is left when the trust terminates.
- In Memoriam: You can make a bequest in memory of a loved one.
If you have already included NAAF in your estate plans, please contact the office so our staff can thank you for your gift and keep you informed of our ongoing activities. If you are considering making a planned gift to NAAF and have not yet decided the form of your gift, please contact your estate planner.
“I hereby bequeath the sum of $___________ as a charitable bequest to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, San Rafael, California, (Tax ID # 94-2780249) to be used for the charitable purposes of such organization.”
Donate Your Hair
We have a wig manufacturer in New Zealand who accepts donated hair for making wigs. Please read these instructions on how to donate your hair.
Alternative Ways of Giving
Other ways you can help the National Alopecia Areata Foundation:
The strength of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation is seen in the spirit of those who care. Contact the NAAF office for information on any of these options.
Donate with Confidence
Accolades for NAAF
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
The major non-profit watchdog group in the country, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, found that NAAF operates with the utmost integrity, transparency and accountability. A BBB accredited charity is an organization that meets all 20 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability based on a review of information and materials provided by the organization.
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The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence
NAAF qualifies as meeting the highest standards of The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence program. This is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
National Health Council’s Good Operating Practices
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation is in full compliance with the good operating practices of the National Health Council