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OMF’s holiday gift giving guide

OMF’s holiday gift giving guide 🎁

Give the gift of hope this season!

This holiday season, we encourage you to check out all the ways you can support OMF as you do your shopping.  Support research while you shop on Amazon, eBay and more! 

Give back to OMF while shopping on Amazon!

If you’re doing holiday shopping on Amazon this year, you can use and select Open Medicine Foundation as the nonprofit you want to support! When you do, part of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated to OMF.

AmazonSmile is also now available in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones.

Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in your mobile app to support OMF while you shop:

1: Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device

2: Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’

3: Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

You can also select OMF as your beneficiary via your desktop browser by following this link

Shop through and gift hope to people with ME/CFS is an Internet company that harnesses the economic power of individuals to benefit their chosen charities and communities. iGive has over 2,100 participating stores, including many internationally-known brands such as Banana Republic, PETCO, Apple and Macy’s.

When you shop through this link, OMF will receive 5-20% of the purchase amount, depending on the store and item bought.

Give a holiday card that supports our cause

OMF is a registered charity with Cards for Causes. When you order holiday cards, you can designate OMF as a beneficiary of your order and share your commitment with others.

*Please note, the minimum order is 25 cards, and cards must be ordered in multiples of 25. If you enter an amount other than a multiple of 25, the system will automatically adjust your order to the next higher multiple of 25.

Use the Benefit App when shopping online at major retailers like Walmart and Target

When you pay with the Benefit app, you can contribute 2-20% of your everyday transactions to fund groundbreaking research into ME/CFS and related diseases. Find out more and download the app here.

Benefit is free and an accepted form of payment at hundreds of major retailers in the U.S., such as Target, Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS, and many more. It’s a convenient and impactful way to help fund groundbreaking research!

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669