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.

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 Grants

Patient Care Grants
(In partnership with ALS Golden West 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 PIKFYVE kinase inhibitor therapy development (USC Ichida Lab)

2021 $10,000 Duke Microbiome Project

$10,000 ALS Therapy Development Institute

$30,000 *increased for support during COVID-19 pandemic.
2022 $30,000 MGH Expanded Access Protocol Program

$10,000: TDP-43 Imaging at LLNL (ALS CURE Project)

$20,000 ALS Golden West and $10,000 ALSA Greater New York Chapter
2023 $20,000 ALS Golden West

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

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