The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) is the Minnesota chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). We are a local nonprofit raising awareness and funds for the Upper Midwest Parkinson’s community. We work to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s disease.
We raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, provide resources and information, inspire others to show their support, raise donations to fund research and Parkinson-friendly events, and advocate for those who are struggling with this illness. The National Parkinson Foundation sponsors research and treatment centers around the world.
As a strong organization with a rich history, we are growing to enhance our leadership and community relationships, enable Parkinson’s providers to deliver much more services and therapies, and to empower patients and families with Parkinson’s information and resources.
The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) was originally established by a group of volunteers as the Parkinson Association of Minnesota in 1995. We became a local chapter affiliate of the National Parkinson Foundation in January 1996. The association was renamed National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota in January of 2011. Since our inception, we have granted more than $750,000 for outreach, outreach conferences, support groups and support group leadership training, and Respite Care grants. Funds raised by NPFM serve Minnesotans and residents of neighboring communities.
Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s disease and their families. We work to help people live well with Parkinson’s.