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People who contribute to nonprofits have a right to know how their money is being spent to further the organization's mission. We are proud to report that the Alzheimer's Association earns high marks from those agencies whose job it is to monitor the activities of nonprofit organizations.

Allocation of expenses

The Association is fiscally conservative in its allocation of donor dollars. According to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, nonprofit organizations should spend at least 65 percent of total expenses on program activities, with remaining funds going to administrative and fund-raising expenses.

The national Alzheimer's Association organization continues to meet and exceed these minimum standards with 79 percent of our total annual expenses going to care, support, research, awareness and advocacy activities.

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The organization collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have national or international program services.

The Alliance has developed 20 comprehensive standards for charitable organizations to follow and to help donors make sound giving decisions. The Alzheimer's Association has met these standards and proudly displays the Alliance's seal of approval.

For an overview of these standards, see the BBBWise Giving Alliance website.

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How we fund our mission

Funding for Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research comes from individual donors and from organizations whose work is aligned with our mission. Our collaborative partners include government agencies, corporations, foundations and membership organizations.

Your gift helps us to accelerate our mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease and to provide the best care and support to those living with Alzheimer's.

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.