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Many Ways to Donate

Many Ways You Can Donate

There are many ways to donate to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. Some require a contribution. Some you can make by shopping using convenient apps. 

See the different ways below. The first section contains different ways to contribute. The second section contains ways you can indirectly help by shopping and benefiting the

Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF).

Ways to Contribute

(You can also honor or remember someone when donating)

  • Donate by Check

    You can send a check to:
    1605 Goularte Place
    Fremont, CA 94539-7241

  • You can donate by credit card once, monthly, or quarterly. Contributing monthly is convenient and budget-friendly. You will be redirected to The Network For Good website that we use for collecting donations and contact management.

  • Budget Conscience? Use our convenient monthly way to donate.

  • PayPal covers all fees. You need a PayPal account. Your donation will be made to PayPal Giving Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity.

  • Supporting Your Favorite Charity
    Items that benefit charity may sell faster, even at a premium price? Donate 10% or more and your item will feature an attention-grabbing charity ribbon—it may even be listed in the Charity Shop. Plus, you reduce your seller fees and enjoy tax savings.

  • Text-to-Donate

    Grab your mobile device and TEXT "Donate" to 956-666-7954.

  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
    Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

    The Combined Federal Campaign or CFC is one of the largest fundraising campaigns in America. It is available to all Federal employees. From September 1st through Jan 15, Federal employees can select which charities they would like to personally contribute to for the following year.

    Do you know any Federal employees? Postal workers, military personnel, police, and many others. If so, please reach out to them. Let them know about your disease and the work SPF is doing to find a cure. Ask them to choose SPF during the election process each Fall.

    The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation CFC number is 12554.

    Please help us with this great opportunity.

    If you have any questions, please send them to:


Planned Giving
Benefits of Planned Giving:  Planned Giving provides you with the ability to support nonprofits like SPF by arranging for gifts to be made through financial or estate planning. This practice enables you to make charitable gifts now and establishes provisions for gifts that will continue later. This approach provides financial and tax benefits to both you and your heirs.


Our Endowment Fund
The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation benefits from Planned Giving through our endowment fund. This fund was established in 2013 with a gift of $25,000, and through additional and generous contributions over the years to come stands to reach ever-larger amounts. Only the interest income from the fund is used to support Foundation programs, while the principal remains untouched, growing ever larger as new donations are made.

There are several ways to contribute to the Foundation’s endowment fund – bequests, gifts of stock, ownership of property, direct donations, and more. Each of these vehicles can offer substantial tax deductions to you, and each helps to guarantee the future of the Foundation’s work.


Bequests are made through a will or a trust and represent the most common type of planned gift. Remembering the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation in your will is an important and personal way of providing hope to children and adults with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia and Primary Lateral Sclerosis until the happy day when a cure will be announced. Bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.
To make a bequest of cash or other property to the Foundation, your will (or supplemental codicil, if you do not wish to write a new will) should state: “I give and bequeath to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and having its office at 1605 Goularte Pl. Fremont, CA 94539 the sum of $____ or ____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for general purposes of the Foundation.”

It is strongly recommended that you seek advice from your personal tax or legal advisor when making a bequest. These professionals can provide important guidance in setting up a bequest that is best suited to your individual tax situation.


Other Planned Gifts
Planned gifts can take several different forms. Funds can be contributed from:
-Trusts, such as charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts
-Charitable gift annuities
-Life insurance policy assets
-Retirement plan assets
-Endowment funds


An Extraordinary Impact
Please know that your planned gift can make a significant difference in the lives of patients and families fighting the rare upper motor neurological disorders of HSP and PLS, and will aid in funding real life-changing research toward a cure.

Ways to Shop and Start a Facebook Fundraiser

You can shop and benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation in several different ways. You can also start a free Facebook fundraiser too.

  • Shop with Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. To choose The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Click on the link above.

  • Look Good. Do Good. Shop the New Online SPF Store.
    Fun, functional and fashionable items are just a click away with the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation’s online SPF Store. Items from the official site for branded SPF items help raise awareness of HSP and PLS. Additionally, a portion of each purchase benefits medical research through SPF.

    Show Your SPF Style
    There are so many different items being added all the time, including:
    • T-shirts, Hoodies and other logo wear for men, women and children
    • Tech Accessories such as Phone and Tablet Cases
    • Tote Bags and Backpacks
    • Mugs for Home, Office and Travel
    • Stationary and Stickers
    • Plus so Much More

  • The benefit app is a mobile payments app that funds the things that matter most through everyday transactions. You can easily use the Benefit app while checking out in-store or online. Paying with Benefit is faster, safer, and more rewarding than traditional payment methods. Each purchase earns between 2% - 20% of the transaction total that is sent to the cause of your choosing. Getting started is as simple as downloading the Benefit App, selecting Spastic Paraplegia Foundation as your beneficiary, and linking a bank account or credit card. It's great for buying git cards too.
    Click on the link above and find out more?

  • You can easily set up a Facebook fundraiser for the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. It can be for your birthday, Giving Tuesday, Awareness week, or whenever you want.
    Go to our public Facebook page by clicking on the link above and then click on the 'Fundraisers' below the cover photo.

If you would like more information about presenting a gift to the Foundation’s endowment fund or making a bequest, please contact the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation at 877-773-4483.