Skip to main content

Giving Tuesday/Year End Appeal


Help us Raise Funds to AWARD Grants to Scientists to Study and Research HSP and PLS

Start a Giving Tuesday Fundraiser page with the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation to benefit motor neuron diseases - HSP and PLS

We are asking our spastic paraplegia community to rally their friends, family, and networks to support the work of the SP-Foundation by creating a fundraising campaign. Together our dollars will fund options, treatments, and/or a cure for motor neuron diseases - HSP and PLS, and you'll help your friends feel good about doing good through the #GIVINGTUESDAY 2022 CAMPAIGN.

Creating a fundraiser on the Network for Good donor platform is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools and online links you'll need to make a difference. With your help we can accumulate our funds to award grants for medical research of HSP and PLS

Thanks to a group of anonymous donors that are generously giving to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, your donation until January 15, 2023, will be matched up to a total of $330,000.  We are grateful for these anonymous donors, and we are thankful for the many generous donors like yourself who are remain steadfast in the support of our vision. Yes, it’s our vision– “The day when all individuals with HSP or PLS are diagnosed, treated, and cured.”

Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.

As 2022 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to say THANK YOU for all your support, volunteer hours, and collaboration, which enables us to have a successful year.  You have an amazing opportunity to be part of the conversation and the work of the SPFoundation.  We are dedicating our lives pro bono and many resources to help find cures.  We need you to choose how you participate!  Join SPFoundation as a member to receive notifications on resources, events, and other opportunities.  Participate in zoom meetings to interact and hear from physicians, subject matter experts to help daily living with HSP and PLS and/or create a fundraising event to help raise money for medical research.  Today, be active with SPFoundation to help us shape a future without HSP or PLS.

Your donation will make a huge difference. Neurological science is moving fast. Our mission is to solicit for research proposals, and every year, research scientists send us a request to fund them. We in turn submit them to our designated Scientific Advisory Board.  The SAB is a group of world renown neurological scientists that study and grade each proposal on many levels. SPFoundation uses your donations to support the top-ranked research proposal to help HSP and PLS.  There are a few proposals that are not funded because of our lack of funds to support them. Your donation could be the one that gives us enough funds to support these very promising and excellent proposals.

It's easy to set up a monthly giving or recurring plan even for the smallest or modest donation -- every donation counts toward a greater total, making us stronger together.  You can easily modify your plan any time. A tax receipt is automatically emailed to you each time a contribution is made. You can also log into your account for a summary of contributions at the end of the year. SPFoundation has a simple process for making monthly or recurring donations by visiting

While we reflect on the year passing, we are truly focused on the great work ahead of us and the hope that we imagine a brighter future without HSP and PLS. Thank you for your support and hug-up on your family every chance you get during this giving holiday season.

Matching Goal

Giving Tuesday Press Release