Thank you for considering donating to us. Any contribution, regardless of size, is valuable and brings us one step closer to ending the suffering of thousands of people.
Visual Snow Syndrome is a global problem and therefore requires a global solution. Hence we have decided to collaborate with The Visual Snow Initiative, a brilliant American charity that established and now administers the Visual Snow Global Research Fund ('Fund'). Donation that we receive will go into the Fund (save for minor expenses incurred in running this website). The Fund is distributed to key research teams across the world as and when it is needed, particularly Professor Goadsby's team at the University of California San Francisco, Professor Fielding and Professor White's group at Monash University (Australia) and Doctor Pelak's team at the University of Colorado Denver.
There are three ways that you can contribute to the Fund.
1. Direct donations
You can donate directly to us via Wonderful.org, who will do this securely and will not take a single penny from your donation. This may be a preferable method if you are a UK taxpayer, as Wonderful collects Gift Aid on our behalf.
The Visual Snow Initiative has launched a Crowdrise crowd-funding campaign that will run from 1 October 2018 to 1 December 2018 which we are taking part in. Every dollar donated will be matched by a corporate donor up to $25,000, so donating through this method may result in twice the impact. If you use this method, please be sure to support Team Visual Snow Foundation and please consider joining the team and creating your own fundraiser - any help would be greatly appreciated! Unfortunately, Crowdrise charges processing fees, particularly a flat $0.30 fee per transaction plus an additional 2.9% cut, though donors do have the option of covering this additional charge. Usually 90% of donors exercise the option to cover the charge, but if not The Visual Snow Initiative's organisers have kindly agreed to personally pay the charge. Please note that UK taxpayers cannot Gift Aid through this method.
3. Amazon Smile
The Visual Snow Foundation is partnered with Amazon Smile. Simply log in to smile.amazon.co.uk using your usual Amazon credentials, search for and select The Visual Snow Foundation for 'your charity', and shop as normal. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of your net purchase price directly to the Foundation, at no extra cost to you.