$148,000.00 given to people living with ALS and their families

$215,000.00 given to multiple ALS research projects across the nation

30 grants for AAC, respite care, transportation services, counseling services, and more

Your donation is making difference in the lives of people living with ALS 

Prefer to mail a check?  Please make checks out to The Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation or MOFF and mail to 3940-7397 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Donate with confidence.

The Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Our EIN is 45-4983912. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We will send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Your Impact:

The first $100,000.00 raised by the Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation was donated to the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Center in San Fransisco on September 2, 2014. Martha participated in a clinical trial for the ALS treatment, NP001, at the Forbes Norris Center in 2012.

Research (ALS Therapy Development Institute and other research institutions)

Patient Care (ALS Association Golden West Chapter Care Services)

2015 $20,000
2016 $20,000 C9orF72 research (ALS TDI) $28,000
2017 $25,000 AT-1501 development (ALS TDI) $25,000
2018 $25,000 Biomarker  database collection (CSF and tissue sample library) (ALS TDI) $25,000
2019 $25,000 ALS animal model construction (ALS TDI) $25,000
2020 $10,000 Profilin 1 mouse model creation (ALSTDI).

$10,000.00 PIKFYVE kinase inhibitor therapy development (USC Ichida Lab)


This image: Rescue of TDP-43 mislocalization with Apilimod (PIKFYVE inhibitor) treatment in ALS patient-derived iMNs (Ichida Lab, 2019).

This image: Induced motor neurons (iMNs) from human iPSCs (Ichida Lab, 2019).