Parkinson’s Organizations and Foundations

There are so many great organizations and foundations advancing research and providing information and support for Parkinson’s patients.  The key to understanding a disease is learning more about it.  You are encouraged to click on these links to see what is available (e.g., newsletters, clinical trials, practical tips for living with Parkinson’s, etc.).  Tremendous information is at your fingertips thanks to the World Wide Web.   ​

Michael J. Fox Foundation – ​The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.  Click here for archived webinars!

Parkinson’s Foundation – The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

Davis Phinney Foundation – We help people with Parkinson’s live well today.  We provide essential information, practical tools and inspiration to people living with Parkinson’s. We fund early-phase, innovative research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement and other factors that affect quality of life.  Click here for archived webinars!

Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Alliance – The Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance is an independent, national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people impacted by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders to learn, live life more fully, and connect with others.  PMD Alliance reaches across all communities and partners with many organizations, institutions, and movement disorder specialists. ​We seek to address the needs of the people we serve by providing innovative solutions that inform, inspire and empower. These include experiential opportunities, educational programs, and growth-oriented social interactions.  You can sign up for their emails here.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) – The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder.

Parkinson’s News Today is a news and information website about Parkinson’s Disease!

Parkinson’s Research Foundation – The Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that funds Parkinson research, education, advocacy and free services living with Parkinson disease. empowers patients and caregivers to take control of Parkinson’s disease by providing a platform to learn, educate, and connect with peers and healthcare professionals.

MyParkinsonsTeam is a free social network to get the emotional support you need from others like you and gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for Parkinson’s disease

PD WISE is a hub for sharing personal stories, experiences, and wisdom gained from living with Parkinson’s.  PD WISE aims to encourage these connections and opportunities for learning.

Parkinsons Lifestyle Management is a site that specializes in providing authoritative, experienced practical ideas and concepts for how to handle the many day to day challenges faced by Parkinson’s patients.

World Parkinson’s Coalition helps advance understanding of Parkinson’s disease by creating the only totally inclusive international platform for the community to share knowledge and spark new research agendas across the Parkinson’s field. Save the Date! The 7th World Parkinson Congress will be hosted in Phoenix, AZ on May 24-27, 2026.

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