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 Fund Awards Record Grant Totals in 2024 – read more here!

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!

6 days ago

The CART Fund
Thank you so much to The Rotary Club of Franklin N.C. For your continued support! Wonderful #PeopleOfAction who are helping #CreateHopeInTheWorld!#RotaryGeek #ENDALZRotary Club of Franklin members contributed $503 to The CART Fund during our coin collection on May 1. Donations support Alzheimer’s research. #Rotary7670 ... See MoreSee Less
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The CART Fund
Thank you to Rotarian Charles Perry (Monroe Rotary Club, NC-D7680) for his dedication to helping us find a prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimers.We could all use more Charles Perrys in our life! #PeopleOfAction #RotaryGeek #ENDALZ #CreateHopeInTheWorld #adventureinservice #rotaryinternational #alzheimersdisease ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Jimmie Williamson & everyone at Smokedsc for hosting our pre-conference reception in Columbia, SC. It was a great opportunity to meet our researchers and network with fellow #RotaryGeek friends helping us #EndALZ! Don't miss this event in 2025!Rotary International District 7770 #TheCARTFund #AlzheimersDisease #peopleofaction #serviceaboveself #RotaryInternational #CreateHopeInTheWorld ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary for your continued support of #TheCARTFund! We appreciate the great #PeopleOfAction who are helping us #ENDALZ! #RotaryGeek 💙💛 #CreateHopeInTheWorld ... See MoreSee Less
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