Our mission is to “be a catalyst to improve the future quality of life for New Zealanders impacted by neurological conditions”. We’re committed to providing hope that through research there will be better treatments and possible cures for the range of conditions, now and in the future.
For 50 years, the Foundation has funded basic science and clinical research into conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dementia, motor neuron disease, autism, multiple sclerosis, mental illness, migraine, epilepsy, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury and dozens of other debilitating conditions. We are the only Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to funding neurological research in New Zealand.
In addition to funding research and education, the Neurological Foundation also works to raise public awareness for neurological conditions.
We host events all around New Zealand, sharing insights into the research our supporters have helped fund. The Neurological Foundation also publishes a quarterly magazine, Headlines.
Who we support
Set up so that researchers and clinicians could work together for better patient outcomes, the Neurological Foundation has supported the Chair of Clinical Neurology since 2007.
Only by working together can we unlock the secrets of brain disease and help find cures to give people hope for the future.