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How is the money invested?

The Epilepsy Foundation’s (Foundation) is funded through the generous gifts of individual donors and many differing partner organizations, including corporations and corporate foundations, member organizations and both state and federal government agencies, including the Center for Disease Control. 

The Foundation’s generous donors have the right to know how their dollars are invested in the fight to stop seizures and SUDEP (sudden unexplained death in epilepsy), find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance dictates that nonprofit organizations should spend at least 65% of their total expenses on programs, research and services, and no more than 35% on fundraising.  We are proud to say the graph below depicts the Epilepsy Foundation is well within those limits; in fact, at 18.6%, we are well below the 35% fundraising limit, and $.70 of every dollar is used to fund research into new therapies, education and awareness, and advocacy efforts.

 

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