FAQ About the Davis Phinney Foundation
Is the Davis Phinney Foundation a nonprofit organization? Yes. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, designated by the Internal Revenue Code.
Does the Davis Phinney Foundation have an endowment? No. The Foundation does not have an endowment. 100% of our funding comes from contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations that generously support our vital work.
How much of the money donated actually goes to programs, and how are program dollars spent? 81 cents of every dollar donated supports programs that allow us to fulfill our mission – improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease today.
Approximately 36% of program expenditures support The Victory Summit® symposia series that is open to all members of the Parkinson’s community, free of charge. Approximately 39% supports the Every Victory Counts™ program, which provides essential information and practical tools for living well with Parkinson’s disease. Another 22% primarily funds Research aimed at therapeutics and lifestyle choices that promote living well today. Since our inception, the Foundation has funded more than $1.2 million of innovative research.
How can I make a donation?
Donations are gladly accepted by mail, by telephone and online. Visit the Giving section of our website to learn about your options or Donate Online. If you prefer to donate by phone, call us at 303-733-3340. To donate by mail, send your donation payable to Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, 1722 14th St, Suite 150, Boulder, CO 80302.
What is a corporate matching gift, and how can I make one? Many large corporations have matching gift programs and will match your donation to a charitable organization. It’s an easy way to double or even triple your personal contributions to the Davis Phinney Foundation. Talk to your human resources representative to find out if your company has such a program and how you can participate. More information is also available in the Giving section of our website or you can Donate Online now.
Can I raise money for the Davis Phinney Foundation? Absolutely. The Victory Crew™ is the Foundation’s grassroots fundraising arm. We are grateful for the support of our grassroots fundraisers throughout the country who raise money for us through bike rides, mountain climbs, sponsorships and other fun and creative events.
Can I support an someone who is a grassroots fundraiser? Yes. People of all ages around the country are biking, hiking, climbing and doing other fun activities to raise money for the Davis Phinney Foundation. We’d love it if you joined them, but you can also lend your support by sponsoring an event participant. Make a donation today to help someone reach his or her fundraising goal! Please visit the Victory Crew™ section of our website and search by Event or Participant.
How can I invite the Davis Phinney Foundation to put on a bike ride or other event in my town? Rides and other events benefitting the Davis Phinney Foundation are organized by third parties, not by the Foundation. We work closely with these groups or individuals to promote information on our website and on Facebook and Twitter. While riders or teams can create pledge ride pages on the Davis Phinney Foundation website to help raise money so people with Parkinson’s can live better today, the Foundation itself does not organize these events. For additional information about creating your own event to benefit the Foundation, please check out the Victory Crew™ section of our website.
Can I volunteer? Yes. Volunteers play an important role at the Davis Phinney Foundation. No matter how much time you have to give or where you live, there are volunteer opportunities. We also offer unpaid internships to students and recent graduates from time to time. To learn more, visit the Volunteers section of our website.
How can I invite the Davis Phinney Foundation to hold The Victory Summit® symposium in my town? To request consideration for The Victory Summit symposia to come to your area, please complete this form. A representative will review the information and contact you shortly.
How can I get my organization, book or website listed on the Davis Phinney Foundation website? The Foundation does not maintain a comprehensive database of third-party Parkinson’s resources, although our website does list a very limited number of established, nationally-recognized support organizations and government agencies. The Foundation does not have the staff resources required to vet and maintain an up-to-date database of all the noteworthy organizations and publications that exist, nor are we in a position to fact-check or review accuracy of sensitive medical information or advice; therefore, the Foundation does not accept nominations for our resources page at this time. For a comprehensive list of national and regional resources and publications, please visit http://www.pdf.org/en/resourcelink.
How can I request a quote or endorsement from the Davis Phinney Foundation for my organization, book or website? The Foundation receives an overwhelming number of requests for quotes and endorsements each year. Part of our mission is working collaboratively with many local and national Parkinson’s organizations, and as such, we maintain a policy of egalitarian neutrality and are unable to provide quotes or endorsements.
How can I apply for a research grant from the Davis Phinney Foundation? Although the Foundation accepts grant applications from those conducting research in areas that directly effect the quality of life of people living with Parkinson’s disease – exercise, nutrition, depression, sleep and speech – funding for 2013 has already been determined. Please visit the Research section of this website later this year to learn about 2014 funding opportunities.
Does the Foundation sell, rent or trade donor information, such as mailing address, email and phone numbers to other companies or nonprofits? The privacy of our donors is very important to us and we do not share or sell this information. At The Victory Summit symposia and other events, you may be offered the opportunity to receive information from our local partners at your option.
Do you have a policy for online sharing (social media)? Yes. Please read the Davis Phinney Foundation Social Media Policy here.
FAQ About Davis
I am with a print, broadcast or online media outlet. How can I arrange to interview Davis or another representative at Davis Phinney Foundation? Please submit media requests for interviews here.
How can I invite Davis to be a speaker at my organization’s upcoming event? As you can imagine, we receive a very high volume of requests for Davis to speak at events around the world. If you have an event at least six months in the future and would like to inquire about Davis’ availability to be a guest speaker, please complete this form. These requests are reviewed once per quarter, no exceptions. We regret that we can only respond to requests that have been approved.
How can I invite Davis to ride in our cycling event? The Davis Phinney Foundation is very active during cycling season, a key fundraising time for us. Davis’ schedule stays full with recurring events that list the Foundation as a benefactor, such as Road 2 Victory and the Copper Triangle Alpine Cycling Classic. Due to the demands of this schedule and other Foundation commitments, Davis generally is not able to consider additional appearances at rides.
How can I contact Davis or request a quote or endorsement from him? While Davis is on the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Board of Directors and is instrumental in guiding many of the Foundation’s activities, he does not work in the Foundation’s office and is cannot be reached by phone or email through us. You can follow Davis on Twitter at twitter.com/davisphinney
How can I get Davis’ autograph? The Davis Phinney Foundation uses autographed items for fundraising efforts, such as auctions and major donor gifts. Autographed items are not available unless donated to functions benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation.
How can I obtain a Davis Phinney Foundation jersey to use as a give-away at my event? Davis Phinney Foundation jerseys are available for $95 while supplies last. Please contact us at 303-733-3340 for more information and available sizes.
FAQ About Giving
I want to make a donation by credit card, but I don’t like to submit the information over the Internet. What are my options? Donating online via our website is both fast and secure, but you have several alternatives available. If you prefer to donate by phone, call us at 303-733-3340 and we will take your credit card information. To donate by mail, send your donation payable to Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, 1722 14th St, Suite 150, Boulder, CO 80302.
How can I contact the Foundation about my donation? Thank you for your generosity in supporting our vital work. If you have questions about your donation or about how to help, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call us at 866–358-0285 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 303-733-3340 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Mountain Standard Time). If you call or email outside of business hours, please leave a message and we will respond within three business days.
Is my gift tax-deductible? Every gift to the Davis Phinney Foundation, whether online, by phone or by mail, is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Each donor receives a receipt and acknowledgement of his or her donation. Please note that amounts donated for merchandise (such as jerseys) are not fully tax-deductible because the donor receives goods in exchange for the donation.
Can I make a recurring credit card donation? Recurring gifts are a wonderful way to support Foundation. Visit the Giving section of our website to learn about your options or Make a Recurring Gift Donation online. If you prefer to donate by phone, call us at 303-733-3340. To donate by mail, send your donation payable to Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, 1722 14th St, Suite 150, Boulder, CO 80302.
Is my online gift secure? The Davis Phinney Foundation takes every precaution to protect our donors’ information. Our website uses SSL/TLS protocol to provide encryption and secure identification of the server.