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Empower Change: Support May Momentum!

Every May, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) rallies our community to raise funds and awareness in honor of International May 12 ME/CFS Awareness Day.

Our goal is to shed light on the devastation caused by ME/CFS, Long COVID, and related diseases, and fundraise to keep up the momentum of OMF funded research. This is why we named our campaign May Momentum.

Since we first launched May Momentum in 2017, we have raised more than $31 million thanks to our fundraising campaigns!

So, as we launch our fifth annual May Momentum campaign, we are asking for your support.


Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Donate: Make a recurring or one-time donation to OMF. Your generosity will help us continue our mission to support groundbreaking research for ME/CFS, Long COVID, and related diseases.


  •  Launch an OMF fundraiser: Start a personal fundraising campaign on social
    media or through other platforms to engage your friends and family. Every dollar counts, and your efforts will directly impact OMF’s ability to fund research.
  • Sign up for OMF’s StudyME, a new global registry that connects individuals who want to participate in research studies with the researchers that conduct them. StudyME is free, and takes less than 5 minutes to join. No personal medical information needed! Sign up now: 
  • Spread the word: Use your voice and social media platforms to raise awareness about ME/CFS, Long COVID, and the importance of supporting OMF. Share our posts, create
    your own content, or simply tell others about May Momentum. Be sure to use
    the hashtag
  • Share your story: If you or someone you know is affected by ME/CFS or Long COVID, share your story with your network. Personal stories can be powerful tools for raising awareness and inspiring others to take action. You can also submit your story here
    for the chance to be featured by OMF.


Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions of
people suffering from ME/CFS, Long COVID, and related diseases. Let’s keep the
momentum going throughout May and beyond!



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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