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1 in 5 Kiwis are affected by a neurological condition.

Think about that for a moment.

It could be someone you love. It could even be you.

Will you please help by donating today? Your donation adds one step forward on the pathway to hope through neurological research.


Each year the Foundation receives hundreds of requests to support neurological research.

Help us to fund neurological research and education in New Zealand.

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Thanks to your generosity

has been funded towards neurological research in the past year. 

Each year the Foundation receives hundreds of requests to support neurological research. Requests for funding far outweigh what is funded each year, however thanks to our supporters we have been able to make a significant impact.

While the majority of our funds are directed to research, other parts of the Foundation's remit include education and raising awareness. 

To enable the Foundation to run smoothly, and to continue to raise funds, we have dedicated Admin and Fundraising teams. Our costs for admin and fundraising are offset by the Foundation's income from investments, meaning that your donations can be directed primarily to research and education.

58%Towards research
20%Towards administration
20%Towards awareness
8%Towards fundraising
6%Towards education
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Brain Teaser!

All brain cells are not alike.

There are as many as 10,000 specific types of neurons in the brain.

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All the latest news from the Neurological Foundation with research and researcher updates.

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We would love your support to help us fund neurological research and education in New Zealand. We have put together a Community Fundraising Kit filled with tips, tricks and ideas which will help you put together a successful fundraising campaign. 

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