We fund help for the common problems too big for anyone to own.

Our work helping people impacted by neurodegenerative diseases has already reached 500,000 people. And we hope to help many more.

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At Adira Foundation, we envision a world where people with neurodegenerative diseases are living fully.

At Adira Foundation, we envision a world where people with neurodegenerative diseases are living fully.

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Many groups focus on individual diseases and their unique traits, but we choose to focus on what they share and find solutions to common problems.

Adira is gathering and amplifying the voices of people impacted by neurodegenerative diseases, starting with five.

  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

By listening and learning, we identify what individuals say they need — but aren't getting — and can step in with funding that makes a difference.

2020 Impact Report

We're just getting started.

We spent 2020 building and testing our approach. We invested $390,000 toward grants, demonstration projects and research that reached about 500,000 people impacted by our five focus diseases. We funded 17 grant projects in addition to research efforts and direct awards.

Our work is always guided by the voices of the people most impacted by these diseases and in 2020 the priorities we heard from them and funded were: COVID-19 emergency relief, caregiver mental health, care coordination and navigation, and resource sharing.

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Who We Are

We want to make life easier for the sickest among us.

At Adira, we believe that life for most people is isolating and scary, especially when it comes to health—and that people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers can live better and more connected lives. Dive deeper into our model, priorities, board, staff, advisories and more.

What We Do

Let's listen, learn and act—then listen some more.

Adira’s approach drives toward one outcome: better lives for people with neurodegenerative diseases. So we’ve learned to listen first, learn from those conversations and act to make healthcare navigation easier. Then we start the process over again with listening.

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Our Impact

We're more than just talk—we're ready to take action.

We take the time to listen to the voices in our community, and we use those conversations to advise the work we do. From much-needed grants to creating tools that connect patients to resources, we want to take the stress out of navigating the healthcare system.

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Dive deeper into what we’re doing to help.

No matter who you are, you can help. Explore more about our efforts so far and ways you can engage.

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Impact Report

Check out our Impact Report for a snapshot of our 2020 accomplishments.

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In the News

Find big announcements, grantee project updates, and other newsworthy events here.

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We’re doing research on quality of life and we need your help. Provide your input at the link below.

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Our third round of grant submissions are now under review.

Adira will announce selected projects in early 2022.