We are commired to transparency in our financial reporting and the effective stewardship of our assets as mandated by our mission and by our Board of Directors.
How We Spend Your Money
We believe the most efficient way to finding a cure for vitiligo is by directing as much grants funding as possible to the best and most innovative researchers. The VRF Scientific Advisory Board identifies and evaluates evaluates the best targets for our funding, ensuring your donation has the greatest possible impact.
Annual grants awarded by the VRF allow scientists to pursue groundbreaking research leading to new insights into vitiligo origins, triggers and, ultimately, to new treatments. We support investigations with the potential for rapid clinical application and understand the importance of supporting projects in all stages of development. This enables VRF-supported researchers to generate the clinical data and biosamples necessary to leverage and secure additional funds from other foundations and government agencies.
Your Donation Dollars At Work
We have recently awarded these grants to help start or continue promising new vitiligo research projects. Not only do these grants promise to advance the understanding and treatment of vitiligo, but they are also critical to attracting and retaining the interest of top scientists.
We’re committed to the highest degree of fundraising efficiency. Currently, over 85 cents of every donated dollar we spend is directed towards vitiligo research and awareness programs, rather than a future endowment.
Financial and Business Disclosures
If you have been kind enough to donate to us, please remember that we are a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, your donation is fully deductible as a charitable contribution. Our tax ID # is 45-2498489.
To learn more about tax dedictible contributions see IRS Publication 526.
The IRS Form 990 is the annual tax return that nonprofits in the US submit to the Internal Revenue Service. It provides detailed information about a nonprofit’s income, expenses and operational activities, allowing donors to evaluate how effectively the nonprofit is performing.
- IRS Determination Letter (PDF)
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What is coming?
United Nations ECOSOC session
The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place from Tuesday 13 to Thursday ...13 June 2017 10:00, UN Plaza, New York
World Vitiligo Day celebration conference in Detroit, USA
U.S. World Vitiligo Day 2017 Theme: "Step Up for Vitiligo: A Call for Truth, Hope and Change!" Reflecting the mission of the “Step Up for Vitiligo” campaign that came...23 June 2017 18:00, Detroit, Michigan, USA
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
In some cases vitiligo seems to be inherited and run in families, with children whose parents have vitiligo being at increased risk of developing the condition themsel...
Dermaroller® use for vitiligo therapy
A derma-roller is a medical device that looks like a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles and is produced under several different names. It is used i...