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)
To be part of our campaign to cure vitiligo, please make a donation. No gift is too small and your contribution will directly support vitiligo research and awareness programs.
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What is coming?
VITFriends Fundraising and Awareness Concert in Boston
Featuring: M.C. - Mary-dith Tuitt Jazz vocalist - Katani Summer Steel drum instrumentalist - Justin Petty Vocalist - Emily Orji and Dr. Victor Huan...30 April 2017 14:30, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Du...
Vitiligo Walk-A-Thon in Fort Dallas
The annual Vitiligo Walkathon is organized by Dallas Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group on May 20, 2017. This is an event held to raise awareness about vitiligo in the...20 May 2017 09:00, Dallas, Texas
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
The drug Scenesse from Clinuvel has been tested in clinical trials in relation vitiligo. Profs. Henry Lim, Mark Lebwohl and coauthors reported (PubMed) results of mult...
How long does it take to treat vitiligo?
Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results fro...
I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling co...