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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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Uncovering the secrets neuroinflammation
Join us for an evening with Dr Joanne Lin, as she discusses her latest research...
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Protecting babies' brains for the future
Neonatal Intensive Care specialist and researcher, Associate Professor Max Berry is confronted daily with one...
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!

The popular myth that we use only 10% of our brains is flat-out wrong!

Brain scans clearly show that we use most of our brain most of the time, even when we’re sleeping.

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

Tessa and Joel, another life saved.
“We consider ourselves very thankful and lucky, both procedures performed on Joel saved...
The brain in real time
Dr Juliette Cheyne has completed her BSc (Biomedical Science), Honours and PhD at the...
The future of Motor Neuron Disease...
At the end of 2019, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association of New Zealand hosted...
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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. 

Upcoming events
Upcoming events
Find out what events we have coming up throughout New Zealand and online.
Lecture Library
Lecture Library
Watch talks from researchers who we have funded about what they’ve been working on and what they have discove...
COVID-19 and research
COVID-19 and research
COVID-19 has meant real challenges for those working in research, including the scientists, clinicians and st...
Corporate partners
Corporate partners
Your organisation can support New Zealanders and our community by partnering with the Neurological Foundation...

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