Ways to Donate and Get Involved

So many aspects of alopecia areata are beyond our control, but our ability to raise money is not one of them. There have been great advances in understanding alopecia areata, but more needs to be done if we are to find a cure. We all have vested interest in making this happen. The sooner you begin to raise funds to support the Foundation’s work, the greater likelihood your loved one(s) will benefit.

Whether you raise $5 or $5000, the important thing is that you will do something. It’s not as difficult as you may think. People will want to help. The hardest part is getting started, and NAAF is here to help!.

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.

Create Your Own Online Fundraising Page

Join our team and get involved! Use your creativity and passion to take an active role by fundraising, donating or spreading awareness for our cause online. Contact NAAF at to get started in a few short minutes!

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook has a feature allowing users to select NAAF, set a goal amount and enter a custom message. Friends who see the post can make a donation. In addition, Facebook will donate $5 to NAAF, every time a user selects this feature! 

You can create a Facebook fundraiser by following these steps:

  1. Visit NAAF’s Facebook page:
  2. Click on the “+ Create” button under the timeline photo.
  3. Specify the amount of money you want to raise.
  4. Choose the date you want your fundraiser to end.
  5. Add a title and description for your fundraiser.
  6. Post to your Facebook Page.
  7. Share with your friends and family!
  8. Notify NAAF at so your efforts can be properly acknowledged.

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 to:

National Alopecia Areata Foundation
65 Mitchell Blvd Suite 200-B
San Rafael, CA 94903

Donate Your Car

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting National Alopecia Areata Foundation. You can safely begin the donation process here online with our partner, or call them at 855-500-7433 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.  

Planned Giving Through Your Will - Help Build a Legacy

A bequest, or gift through your will, is one of the simplest ways to make a lasting gift to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (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.

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 and then let Kate Hanni, our Chief Development Strategist, know via phone, email or letter. 415-472-3780.

Hold a Fundraiser

So many aspects of alopecia areata are beyond our control, but our ability to raise money is not one of them. There have been great advances in understanding alopecia areata, but more needs to be done if we are to find a cure. We all have vested interest in making this happen. The sooner you begin to raise funds to support the Foundation’s work, the greater likelihood your loved one(s) will benefit. Please see our Community Awareness Guide for ideas and contact us to help you organize your event.

Shop on Amazon

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

Donate Stock

You can help NAAF by donating marketable securities.  By donating your stocks to NAAF, you will lock in the appreciated value, get a charitable tax deduction for the current value, and you may avoid capital gains taxes.  For more information on how to donate stocks to NAAF, call 415 472.3780.

Employer-Matching Donations

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
 65 Mitchell Blvd, Suite 200-B
 San Rafael, CA 94903

(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.

Workplace Giving

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.

United Way

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.

Alternative Ways of Giving

Other ways you can help the National Alopecia Areata Foundation:

  • Donations in lieu of special-occasion gifts (especially during the December holidays)
  • Donate your vehicle (link to
  • Donations of frequent flyer miles
  • Donations of regular planned gifts or once-in-a-lifetime gifts
  • Donations by way of wills and bequests
  • Donations by way of making NAAF the beneficiary on a life insurance policy
  • Donations from a fund-raising event

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 Your Hair

Due to COVID-19 we’re no longer able to accept Hair Donations at this time.

Donate with Confidence

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