Donate to Support Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Autoimmune Diseases Matching Fund

Autoimmune Diseases

Grant Fund Donations 
Help to Supplement Patient Campaigns

Support real people in need

Together we can bridge the funding gap

DONATE  TO THE AUTOIMMUNE GRANT FUND

Your Donation enables autoimmune patients to receive the CAM treatments needed to fight this debilitating disease.

Autoimmune

50 Million Americans fight chronic and possibly life-threatening autoimmune diseases. AD is a leading cause of death for girls and women. Your financial assistance enables these patients to receive treatments.

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Where the Money Goes

All donations are for patient alternative medical health care.

80%
of AD patients are female

Americans spent $30.2 billion–$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a nationwide survey.

1. Autoimmunity disproportionately affects women; ratios vary by disease, but overall, almost 80 percent of people with autoimmune disorders are females. In 2008 the statistics of people seeking out and using complementary alternative medicine (CAM) is 38% adults and 12% children in United States alone. This number is rising as there is more research available on the benefits of CAM.

2. According to CNN one-half of all medical schools now offer courses in holistic health care. Almost one-third of American medical schools-among them Harvard, Yale, John’s Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities-now offer coursework in holistic methods”

3. They spent more on visits to complementary practitioners than on natural product supplements or self-care purchases, and the mean annual out-of-pocket expenditure for practitioner visits was $433

Resources | National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) statistics.| NIH | gaiagoddessnutrition

If there are not enough patients within a category, eFund will disburse funds to other campaigns in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Grant Fund and how do they work?

eFundYourHealth differs from other crowdfunding sites in that we also have a parallel process which allows corporate and individual donors to contribute to a Grant Fund pool designed to assist individuals in meeting their financial needs for their treatment and care. As a Donor, you donate to the Grant Fund(s) of your choice. Grant Funds are broken out by disease category. For example, you may want to donate money to help all cancer patients, or more specifically those with breast cancer or someone inflicted with Crohn's disease, etc.

You designate which disease category you want the money to be used for. eFundYourhealth then distributes that money by allocating the funds already raised by each person who starts a campaign at eFundYourhealth. Patients start a crowdfunding campaign on eFundYourHealth, and at the end of the campaign, they will receive a supplement of the money they raised in their campaign up to $2,500. As a Grant Funds Donor for a disease category, you receive a tax deduction, but you will not be able to select a specific patient that receives financial assistance. However, you are still free to donate directly to any patient campaign which would not be tax-deductible.

How do I make a donation?

Simply choose Grant Fund by clicking the ‘Give Now’ button. You can enter the amount of your donation, then proceed to the checkout page.

Which methods of payment are accepted?

All major credits cards.

To whom do I make a check payable?

eFundYourHealth

What do I get for my donation to a Grant Fund? Do you feature me as a sponsor?

Please contact us directly for ways in which eFundYourHealth can demonstrate your generous support to those in need.

Do you accept donations from outside the USA and is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, we do accept donations from outside the USA. eFundYourHealth is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), incorporated in the USA. Our USA Tax ID # is 43-3705168. When you donate to a Matching Fund, you will receive an automatic receipt from the transaction as proof of your donation for tax purposes. As each individual’s situation is different, be sure to verify the donation as tax deductible with your tax advisor and/or country of origin.

Are there any fees to use eFundYourHealth?

Yes. eFundYourHealth uses 5% of the Grant Fund donation to help cover some of the organization’s operational expenses. There are additional credit card fees (up to 2.5%). Grant Fund donors have the option to increase their donation to cover these fees as well.

How will I know if my money is being used for uninsured medical care?

eFundYourHealth sends a debit card to the Patient. This debit card can only be used for complementary, alternative, or integrative care. Every transaction contains a category code. Our debit cards are set to only approve codes within these approved medical needs. Read more here.

Can I donate offline?

Yes! Please let us know how you would like to donate. We can receive checks and direct bank transfers.

How many campaigns can a patient make per year?

Patients can create a campaign twice per year.