About the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota

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.  As a strong organization with a rich history, we are growing to enhance our leadership and community relationships, enable Parkinson’s providers to deliver more services and therapies, and to empower patients and families with Parkinson’s information and resources.

Our History

NPFM was established by volunteers in 1995 as the Parkinson Association of Minnesota.  In 1996 we became a local chapter affiliate of the National Parkinson Foundation. The association was renamed National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota in 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. Funds raised by NPFM serve Minnesotans and residents of neighboring communities.

Thank you to Dale Bluestein of Partnership Media Television for producing this video.