December 05, 2006

Thanks to Challenge Grant, Every Donation to NARSAD in 2006 Will Be Doubled

There is some good news on the topic of schizophrenia research this December. Every donation made to NARSAD by December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar, raising more money for critical research on psychiatric illnesses, thanks to a challenge grant from the Essel Foundation.

People who are considering making a year-end donation to NARSAD will be pleased to know their gift can be doubled, thanks to a challenge grant recently received from the Essel Foundation.

The foundation has pledged to match all donations to NARSAD dollar for dollar. Therefore, a contribution of $100, for example, will net NARSAD a total of $200. But, to qualify for the matching funds, NARSAD must receive all donations by December 31st.

Donors can be assured that 100% of their contributions, and all of the accompanying matching funds will go to support research on schizophrenia and other serious brain disorders. NARSAD is able to make this guarantee because all administrative and overhead costs are underwritten by two family foundations that have provided longtime support to the organization.

Click here to make a secure online donation or to print a form for mailing or faxing contributions.

“We hope this challenge grant will encourage our donors, new and established, to give as generously as they can so we can support as much research as possible,” said Steve Doochin, executive director of NARSAD. “We are deeply grateful to the Essel Foundation for this generous and very strategic gift.”

NARSAD has consistently received the highest ratings for its organizational effectiveness and fiscal performance by several leading evaluators of charitable organizations, including Charity Navigator, American Institute of Philanthropy and Better Business Bureau.

For any questions about NARSAD and making a donation, please call us at 800-829-8289 or 516-829-0091, or e-mail us at


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