Make a Contribution to SMA Research

Thank you for your interest in supporting the fight against spinal muscular atrophy – the number-one inherited killer of infants. Your tax-deductible contributions will assist in the advancement of much-needed medical research for this devastating juvenile neuromuscular disease. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Donate Online

To donate to FightSMA online using MasterCard, Visa, or Discover, please click the button below.  FightSMA’s EIN is 54-1610701.

Please wait until your transaction has been confirmed before exiting the donation system. If you do not receive an receipt by email or have other trouble with the system, please email please email us.

To donate using American Express or to make an offline credit card donation, please call our office at 703-299-1144.

Note to Canadian donors: Donations made through the FightSMA website are processed and deposited in the United States. If you require a Canadian income tax receipt, please contact Tori’s Buddies and donate directly to this Canadian chapter.

Recurring Gifts

You can now support FightSMA year-round with a quarterly, monthly, or bi-weekly recurring gift. When you create a payment plan, select “recurring donation.”  Your donation will automatically be repeated as many times as you wish and be charged to your credit card in the interval you choose.

Donate in Memory or Honor

You may also designate your contribution as in memory or honor of someone by selecting  ”in memory of” or “in honor” on the donation page where it prompts you to select the type of tribute.  FightSMA will send a notification of the gift to the recipient.

If you’re donating in memory of Avery Canahuati, whose “Bucket List” captured the world’s attention, her family has asked that donations go toward the goal of raising $1 million for Dr. Brian Kaspar’s research. These donations CAN be made through FightSMA.  Simply indicate when donating that you want your money to go toward his work.

Donate by Check

If you would like to make a contribution by check, please make it payable to “FightSMA” and mail it to: FightSMA, 1321 Duke Street, Suite 304, Alexandria, VA 22314. On a separate sheet of paper, please include:

  • Your Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • How you learned about FightSMA
  • If the gift is in honor or memory of anyone and if so, the contact information of the person who should be notified of the gift

Matching Gifts

Want to make your donation to FightSMA go further? Check if your employer has a program to match the charitable contributions of employees. Contact your human resources department to learn about your company’s matching gift program.

Gifts of Stock or Estate Plans

If you would like more information about donating stock or how to include FightSMA in your will or estate planning, please contact us at the number listed above or by clicking here.

Other Ways to Help

Click here to find out about ways to make a contribution to the fight against spinal muscular atrophy with things you do everyday.