Fundraising for Fragile X

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Fundraising for Fragile X 2019-06-03T13:40:34+00:00

Explore the Many Ways to Give

Your gift of any size or kind will provide more unwavering support for more families affected by Fragile X. It also allows us to continue our relentless pursuit of a cure. Every single donation makes a difference.

In addition to money donations, here we share a few other wonderful ways you can help. Please let us know how we can be of service, we’re here to help with your planning. You can contact us by email or call (800) 688-8765.

Become a Fundraiser

You can start fundraising as an individual, by joining a team, or by creating your own team. Click below and follow the instructions, and please let us know if we can help in any way. You can reach us at or at (800) 688-8765.


Start or Join an X Strides Event

X Strides are the official walk/runs of the National Fragile X Foundation. They raise awareness of Fragile X, build community, and raise funds to support our mission. Upcoming X Strides events are listed in our events calendar, or click below to learn more about starting your own.


Attend a Fundraising Event

Our local chapters are a great place to find events that you can either help organize or participate in to show your support. Upcoming fundraisers are listed in our events calendar (check back often), or you can contact your nearest chapter directly to learn more.



Planned Giving

With planned giving, you can help us provide unwavering support for every family affected by Fragile X, while at the same time providing income for yourself or a loved one. Please email us or call us at (800) 688-8765 to learn more about everything from gifts by will to charitable gift annuities and donor-advised funds.


Qualified Charitable Distributions

Direct transfers of funds from your IRA custodian to the National Fragile X Foundation can benefit both those living with Fragile X, and help you avoid (or soften) the impact of required minimum distributions (RMDs) income.


Gifts by Will

When naming the National Fragile X Foundation in your will, you may leave a specific dollar amount or asset (e.g., securities) or a percentage of your residual estate. To name us in your will you’ll need:

National Fragile X Foundation
1861 International Drive Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
Federal Tax ID#: 84-0960471


Donor-Advised Funds

You can support the National Fragile X Foundation through your donor-advised fund, or set one up as a means of flexible charitable giving. Donor-advised funds can be a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to 501(c)(3) public charities like the National Fragile X Foundation.


Donate Your Royalties

If you are an author, musician, or actor, your talent can contribute not only to the world, but to those living with Fragile X every day. We are happy to work with you and your financial advisors when transferring royalties or other intangible personal property. Please call us at at (800) 688-8765 or email us below.


Dedication Gifts

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the National Fragile X Foundation in honor or in memory of someone to show how much you care, while at the same time making a difference for everyone living with Fragile X. Great for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, workplace gifts, or in memory of someone.


United Way

If you are a United Way donor, you may write in our name as one of your donor-designated charities and the funds will reach us: National Fragile X Foundation, 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102. Please let us know if you have any questions!


Corporate Giving

Your organization and employees can partner with the National Fragile X Foundation and become an integral part of the movement to further research, awareness, and community building for individuals and families living with Fragile X. Contact us about partnering on a campaign, sponsoring an event, funding a Fragile X clinic, or brainstorming new ways to get involved.


Matching Gifts & Payroll Deductions

Many organizations have matching gift programs in place to supplement their employees charitable contributions, which means you can double or even triple your donation. Check to see if your employer offers this with this free tool (Note: The free took has an expiration date of 12/31/2018, but as of June 3, 2019, is still working). Many employers also can set up automatic, tax-deductible donations as payroll deductions directly from your paycheck. It’s an easy, no-fuss way to give. Check with your human resources department about these options, or contact us if you have questions or want to learn more.


Donate a Vehicle

A free, convenient service for converting your extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting National Fragile X Foundation. Vehicle Donation to Any Charity makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and we receive your gift.


Shop & Give

We have a few ways you can shop online and give to the National Fragile X Foundation:

AmazonSmile: You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization—follow this link to make the National Fragile X Foundation your favorite charitable organization.


eBay: eBay for Charity (in partnership with the PayPal Giving Fund) allows sellers to opt to donate 10% to 100% of their item’s final sale price to a certified charity of their choice. You can shop for these items at any time through our NFXF Charity Shop. (Learn how to become an eBay for Charity seller.)


Donate Almost Anything

From real estate to stock, we can work with you on your preferred way to help fund ongoing research, awareness, and community-building programs for those living with Fragile X. Appreciated securities are eligible for a gift credit and an income tax deduction (plus you won’t pay capital gains tax on the securities you donate) for its fair market value. We can provide you with the information you or your broker need to make this happen.