Founded in 1997 by two 14 year CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) advocates, the goals of the Foundation are to help fund medical research to find a cause, expedite treatments and eventually a cure for this devastating disease. The NCF also strives to provide information, education, and support to those people who have CFIDS (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and many other names) — as well as related illnesses such as Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS).
Not merely funding research, the NCF is finding past discoveries not shared with others, then seeking out researchers with this area of expertise, and funding their work.
The Foundation is funded solely by individual contributions and has no paid employees. We are an all-volunteer organization composed of patients and caregivers. Our operating expenses are kept at a minimum. All funds not used for basic expenses go directly to fund research. Every dollar generously donated to the National CFIDS Foundation brings us one step closer to understanding the cause and developing effective treatments for CFIDS/ME. Your donation makes a very large impact. By giving, you can make our goals become a reality.
The National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.