The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) established the NDSS “Research Innovation & Discovery Fund (RIDF)” in 2013. The RIDF supports research and clinical infrastructure needs for the Down syndrome scientific and research community by funding strategic priorities and initiatives that help advance the biomedical research field in Down syndrome. The goal of the RIDF is to improve the health outcomes, increase the quality and access to care, and develop new therapies and treatments for all people with Down syndrome by funding priorities focused on advancing scientific and research needs of the Down syndrome research community.
Since 1979, NDSS has been dedicated to making a difference for people with Down syndrome. As the largest nonprofit representing individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the US, our mission is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The RIDF plays a vital role in helping us accomplish our mission by directly supporting critical research and clinical infrastructure needs for the entire Down syndrome community. The RIDF helps our organization fund strategic priorities and initiatives that help advance the biomedical research field in Down syndrome and will continue to do so for years to come.
Ways to Donate to the NDSS Research Innovation & Discovery Fund
Online donations to NDSS are easy and secure. Make an online donation.
Please call the toll-free NDSS helpline at 800-221-4602, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm ET to make a donation by phone.
By Mail or Fax
Please download the donation form and enclose with your donation. Mail or fax the completed form to:
National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10012
NDSS Cookin’ with Congress Event
Each year, NDSS hosts Cookin’ with Congress, an annual Washington, DC-based event, on Capitol Hill to raise funds to support the RIDF. A date and venue for the 2014 NDSS Cookin’ with Congress has yet to be finalized yet.
A special thanks to our ninth annual Cookin’ with Congress corporate sponsors:
Annapolis Yacht Sales
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
National Association of Realtors
American Financial Services Association
Baskin Trust Research Foundation
Friends of NDSS
Government Strategies Group, LLC
National Beer Wholesalers Association
National Restaurant Association
Check out pictures from our 2013 Cookin’ with Congress event.
*Please note, the National Down Syndrome Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations of $250 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes. For donations under $250, your cancelled check or credit card statement serve as your receipt.