As with other non-profit organizations, the VR Foundation always received far more applications than it has funds to support. Even if a project fits within our funding criteria and priorities of the VRF, the Foundation may still be unable to provide a grant.
In response to this situation, we launched a ‘crowdfunding’ campaign because we see it as an great opportunity to raise much-needed funds to meet the needs of vitiligo researchers around the world. Crowdfunding is being used successfully to generate funding for various projects and start-ups that are too small for a bank loan but too large for a personal credit card. In the US, charities use this mechanism to generate lots of money for all kinds of social projects.
We had little time and little experience in building our crowdfunding platform. While still under development, the platform is already very agile and interactive. We use a flexible funding model so that researchers would be guaranteed to receive whatever we had raised before a set date. We will charge a nominal fee of 1% for administration and project management, and 99% of all funds collected will go into the project.
We understand that sometimes other vitiligo non-profit organizations may seek extra funding, too, and we believe no one should have to do it alone. Contact us and we’ll help you raise funds for your projects.
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What is coming?
The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala
Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group is organizing 'The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala' which will take place on April 28th in Austin, Texas at UT-Austin. Dr. Ammar Ah...28 April 2018 12:00, Austin, Texas at UT-Austin
11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
The 11th session Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018. Mo...12 June 2018 09:00, UN Plaza, New York
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage ...
Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
The drug Scenesse from Clinuvel has been tested in clinical trials for vitiligo, in combination with narrowband UVB. The new drug acts as an anti-oxidant and activates...