How is your money invested?

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

Our generous donors have the right to know how their dollars are invested in the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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.

As shown in the graph, we are proud to report that we are well within those limits. In fact, at 11%, we are well below the 35% fundraising limit, and $. 83 of every dollar is used to fund research into new therapies, education and awareness, and advocacy efforts.

FY 2018 Spending percentages


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