The Longest Day 2018
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community
Other Ways to Donate
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size


California Tax Return

Did you know you can contribute to Alzheimer’s research when you file your state income taxes?

California law allows taxpayers to contribute money to one or multiple funds by checking a box on their state income tax return. Contributions must be deducted from a person’s tax refund or added to the amount owed. Contributions through the tax check-off may be claimed as charitable contributions on taxpayers’ tax returns the following year.

How to contribute:

When completing your state tax form 540, go down to line 401 where the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund is named. Indicate an amount, in $1 increments, that you’d like to contribute. That amount will either be deducted from your refund or you will add it to the amount you owe when making your payment. When you file the following year, you will be able to count your contribution among those allowable for charitable causes.

Join The Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Start a Walk team with friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to raise money for Alzheimer's. Sign up now to experience The Walk to End Alzheimer's together and multiply your impact on the cause.


 Donate your time and be one of our dedicated volunteers. Have fun while making a difference! Contact your local office for more information or view some of our Volunteer Opportunities online.


Alzheimer's Association

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