Donate to Support Alzheimer’s Research in Texas PDF Print E-mail

Since 2005, the State of Texas has provided funding for the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium -- and TARCC researchers are leveraging that support by applying for federal grants to further advance the frontiers of Alzheimer’s research.

Private donations can help underwrite additional research, education, and community outreach efforts to benefit Texans struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

Even small gifts help fund efforts to better diagnose, treat and prevent this disease.  Texas researchers are in a race against time to meet the Alzheimer’s disease challenge -- and your support can make a difference.

If you would like to contribute as a gift or tribute to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you may make a secure on-line, tax deductible donation by clicking the Make a Gift link below. You also may recognize a physician, nurse, researcher or caregiver with your gift.

If desired, please make your check or money order payable to Alzheimer’s Research Fund 
and mail to:
  • Austin Community Foundation
    P.O. Box 5159
    Austin, Texas  78763
Both you and the individual in whose honor the gift is given will receive an acknowledgement letter expressing our gratitude for your support.  Donors also will receive a receipt documenting the tax deductible gift. 

You have the option to donate anonymously or be recognized on our website and in electronic and print publications sent regularly to supporters and participants in Alzheimer’s research.

Make a Gift

The Alzheimer’s Research Fund is a component fund of the Austin Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  Thank you for lending your financial support to meeting the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease in Texas.

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Alzheimer's Facts

Long-term nursing home care is costly and can easily drain one’s finances in a short period of time.  In 2011, the average cost for a private room in a nursing home was $248 per day, or $90,520 per year. The average cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home was $222 per day, or $81,030 per year.  Approximately 80 percent of nursing homes that provide care for people with Alzheimer’s disease charge the same rate regardless of whether or not the individual has Alzheimer’s.