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.
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What is coming?
XXIII Master Class in Cuba
will be held as a part of INDERCOS Winter Meeting, in collaboration with Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group. International and national expert speakers will di...16 November 2017 09:00, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Habana, Cuba
High-level Meeting on the Asian and Pacific Decade of People With Disabilities
The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-lev...27 November 2017 09:00, Beijing, China
Are there any famous people with vitiligo?
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous ...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids might ha...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientifi...
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.