National Ataxia Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$8,099 raised by 63 donors

The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research.

We all need to sincerely acknowledge that the answers we are looking for will be found through research.  To be sure, “money buys research and research finds answers.” This phrase is quickly becoming the mantra of the NAF.  So, while our researchers continue to seek more research dollars, it is the NAF’s responsibility to provide those dollars. Together we can fund more projects and move faster down the road to our goal: a treatment for those living with Ataxia.

Thank you very much in advance for your generosity towards this year’s research campaign. Let’s take advantage of this wonderful matching opportunity and then let’s put those dollars to work.

Through your help, we can honor NAF’s proud past and reach NAF’s focused future goal to end Ataxia.

Member Stories

What the Ataxia Community is saying about NAF...

“Thank you so much for your valuable help on the phone last week. And thank you for the packet I received in the mail. I just phoned and became a member of your organization.”


“Belonging helps and your newsletter Generations is informative and hopeful. I look forward to each issue.”


“Best wishes to you and all who work so diligently on behalf of the families who struggle daily to make the most of life with ataxia.”


“…Your website was also fascinating and much appreciated.”


“Thank you so much for this information. This is very helpful and such a relief. This really means a lot to our family, that you took the time to check in to our questions and contact people and get back to us. I cannot say how thankful we are.”


“I am so grateful to the NAF for all the wonderful information and support.”


“I called the NAF in Minnesota once I found out I had some form of Ataxia and they were wonderful. They sent me a copy of the booklet they put out regarding the different types. The NAF also put me in contact with a specialist who just works with the ataxic patient.”


“Support groups remind us that no one walks alone. Each individual experiences ataxia in a different way, yet together we have many more commonalities than differences. Sharing those common experiences is often helpful for our members. We welcome each other, learn from each other, and most importantly we know that we are not alone.”


“The Facebook NAF group has been a great utility for me, since becoming a member of this community I no longer feel the lonely despair of dealing with such a rare disease. Having others to talk to, vent to, and share stories with does a lot for me. By helping me not feel alone and having the ability to connect with others who truly understand the daily battles that I've been through. Bless you, all, Ataxians, and caregivers. I love you all!”


“I'd like to express my appreciation for the work you do supporting those with ataxia.”


“Firstly let me say thank you for your very informative website, it has provided a wealth of information.”

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National Ataxia Foundation

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600 Hwy 169 S
Minneapolis, MN 55426



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