Your dollars at work
Thanks to the generous donations of many of individuals and companies in Fiscal Year 2012, the National Psoriasis Foundation was able to accomplish:
The NPF invested $2.21 million in research. That amount includes $1.4 million in grants to help promising researchers investigate what causes psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and find better treatments. We also awarded 12 Medical Dermatology Fellowship Program grants worth $464,500 to increase the number of scientists doing psoriatic disease research. Your contributions also help the Foundation continue to build the National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank to further the study of psoriasis genetics.
The $1.8 million spent on public education helps fund many of the programs that help people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis learn more about their disease and how to improve the quality of their lives. Those programs include our National Leadership Conference, the One to One mentor and coach program, the More than Skin Deep series, which educates others about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and the Psoriasis Advance, read by an estimated 165,000 people.
Professional education and patient services
The Foundation reaches patients, doctors and the public in a number of ways. In FY2012, we helped educate 14,000 rheumatologists and dermatologists about the latest in psoriatic disease treatment and research through our professional magazine and our medical education programs. We continue to raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by working with national media outlets like the New York Times, PBS and Women's Health, and through the information on our website, psoriasis.org.
The Foundation raised more than $2 million through the Walk to Cure Psoriasis. That same year, we raised more than $1 million through the Commit to Cure Gala. Those events, combined with our regular fundraising campaigns, helped the Psoriasis Foundation raise a record $8,985,621. We use those dollars to pay for all of the Foundation's programs, including our growing research grant program.
Advocacy and government relations
Foundation advocacy efforts helped 225,000 people with psoriatic diseases receive better coverage and access to care. The Foundation also responded to 2,622 requests for help with health insurance and discrimination concerns, and mailed 5,000 letters to U.S. Congress.
Management and general
The Foundation spends only 5 percent of its budget for general operating expenses and management.
View more detailed information in our annual report »
All accounts of the National Psoriasis Foundation are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations as established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The Psoriasis Foundation is in full compliance with the Standards of Excellence—Good Operating Practices of the National Health Council.