Founded in 1995 by Roger Ackerman, a Rotarian in Sumter, SC, The CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) is a non-profit grassroots organization that provides “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research grants to help find a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Roger passed away in 2018, yet to this day, we still adhere to our founder’s initial mission – that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research! Since 1999, 64 grants totaling more than $11 million have been awarded to 62 recognized research institutions in the United States.

The CART Fund is a 501(C)3 organization (Federal ID #31-1466051) governed by an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors composed of representatives from qualified Rotary districts that support the program. CART is chartered as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of South Carolina. 

CART has been recognized as an “angel charity” by the SC Secretary of State for being “extremely effective at giving a high percentage of their total expenditures directly to programs for their designated cause, their compliance with the S.C. Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, and their high use of volunteers in their fundraising efforts.”

While primarily supported by members of Rotary Clubs in the United States, CART has an active volunteer base and can accept donations of major gifts, bequests or volunteer efforts from anyone. A new donor recognition program was recently introduced, allowing “recurring donors” through the online system to be designated as members of the “Roger Ackerman Circle.” Click here to donate today or enroll as a recurring donor.

 

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The CART Fund

The CART Fund

Providing seed grants to aid in the prevention, treatment and cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Volunteers and donations are welcome!

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Have you signed up for our monthly newsletter, The CART Wheel? February issue will be dropping later this week so there's still time to head to our website & add your email address!#PeopleOfAction #RotaryGeek #CreateHopeInTheWorld #ENDALZ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so grateful for the years of dedication shown to us by the late Dr. John Trojanowski and his wife Dr. Lee. It's so nice to see them both being honored like this at the University of Pennsylvania.www.med.upenn.edu/aging/leetrojanowskiportrait.html ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to the Furnitureland Rotary Club for having Rotary District #7690 CART Chair Tom recently to present a program on #TheCARTFund! We are happy to have you back on board!!#peopleofaction #RotaryGeek #CreateHopeInTheWorld #ENDALZ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary in Rotary District 6910 for the amazing collection today for #TheCARTFund! We appreciate the opportunity to share an update and your continued support!#peopleofaction #RotaryGeek #ENDALZ #CreateHopeInTheWorld ... See MoreSee Less
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