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!

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Thank you to Kernersville Rotary Club for your continued support of #TheCARTFund! Rotary District #7690 #PeopleOfAction #RotaryGeek #CreateHopeInTheWorld ... See MoreSee Less
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We 💙💛 this special project (& fundraiser) from The Rotary Club of Franklin N.C. in Rotary District 7670! Thank you for supporting #TheCARTFund & helping #ENDALZ! #Peopleofaction #RotaryGeek 💙💛 #CreateHopeInTheWorldDuring the March 20 meeting, Rotary Club of Franklin member Mike Norris shared his family's experience as his mother’s dementia has progressed. Mike is pictured placing a badge in honor of his mother on the club’s CART (Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust) banner. Rotary Clubs support The CART Fund with all donations going to Alzheimer's research. #Rotary7670 ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Dr. Amy Nelson - the recipient of the 2024 John Trojanowski Memorial Grant. This is the second award presented by The CART Fund each year. Dr. Nelson will be at the Annual Meeting May 7 to receive her grant and provide a summary of her research.Register today at www.cartfund.org - click calendar! ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU Monroe Rotary Club for having us! We are so grateful for your support! #PeopleOfAction #RotaryGeek #ENDALZ ... See MoreSee Less
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