Other Ways to Give

There are a number of other ways you can support the mission of Cure SMA, including matching gifts, smaller fundraising activities, stock and bond gifts, workplace giving, sponsorship and shopping for SMA.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. These matching gifts provide an easy way to potentially double your gift to Cure SMA. In fact, your employer, your spouse's employer, companies whose board you serve, and even companies that you have retired from may match your donation. Use the search tool below to help Cure SMA double your donation! If you are able to secure a matching gift, we ask that you help by notifying Cure SMA that a matching gift is on its way. Additionally, please ask the company making the match to include your name with their donation so Cure SMA can credit you for the match! 

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Smaller Fundraising Activities

Many donors host smaller fundraising activities, either donating the proceeds directly to Cure SMA, or using them in support of a larger event. Not only are these events an easy way to raise funds, they also help raise awareness of SMA. Examples of smaller fundraisers include a bake sale, dress-down day at your office, or community class or event.

Please contact our development team with questions, or to find out how to submit the proceeds from your own small fundraiser.

Stock or Bond Gifts

Cure SMA is pleased to accept donations in the form of stocks or bonds. To initiate a stock donation, please contact TD Ameritrade at 800.669.3900. When calling, please refer to the following information:

Account name: Cure SMA

Account number: 882-275799

DTC: 0188

Address: 1005 N. Ameritrade Place; Bellevue, NE 68005

We will receive notice of your electronic stock transfer; however, the notice does not include the donor name. We ask that you also contact Brett Kinley, Manager of Individual Giving, at 847.709.6314 or brett.kinley@curesma.org, and provide us with your information, so we can send tax documentation.

Erin Trainor Memorial Fund

In February 1994, Barb and Gene Trainor lost their five-month-old daughter Erin to SMA type I. To honor their daughter's memory, they created the Erin Trainor Memorial Fund to provide scholarships for newly diagnosed SMA families to attend The Annual SMA Conference. Learn more about the fund and how you can donate at the Erin Trainor Memorial Fund page.

Workplace Giving

More and more, companies allow their employees to make charitable contributions via payroll deductions. Even $5 donated per paycheck can add up! Many companies also match their employees’ charitable contributions, whether they are made through payroll deduction or another method. 

Contact your HR department to find out about your company’s payroll deduction and matching gifts program, or to encourage them to set one up.

Cure SMA is part of the Combined Federal Campaign. You can direct your contributions to Cure SMA by designating them for CFC Code #12175.

Many United Way campaigns also allow donations to Cure SMA, though regulations vary by district. Contact your local United Way representative to find out if you can direct your United Way contributions to Cure SMA.


Cure SMA offers many opportunities to sponsor events, both at the local and national level. Sponsorships are a great way to fund SMA research while enhancing your company’s reputation in the community. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Jacob Oher, Director of Corporate and Foundation Development, at 847.709.1193 or jacob.oher@curesma.org

Shopping for SMA

When you shop online through retailers like Amazon.com, one extra click will donate a percentage of your purchase back to Cure SMA. We participate in the following programs:

  • Amazon Smile Program. When you click on this link, you will be prompted to sign in and then choose the charity that you wish to support. Choose Cure SMA and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the organization. Make sure to bookmark the Amazon Smile link, as Amazon will only make a donation to Cure SMA each time you purchase through smile.amazon.com.
  • iGive.com. Your purchase through iGive.com can also benefit Cure SMA. Click on the link to begin shopping.
  • GoodSearch.com. GoodSearch donates to Cure SMA each time you use their search engine. Click on the link to begin searching.

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