The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)   phone: 1-800-708-7644

Focus: research funding, education, advocacy and public policy

Note: In June 2016, the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) was integrated into MJFF.


Parkinson's Foundation     phone: 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)

Focus:  education/care programs, research funding

Note: In August 2016, National Parkinson's Foundation (NPF) and Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) merged to become the Parkinson's Foundation.


American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)    phone:  1-800-223-2732
Focus:  education/care programs, research funding

Davis Phinney Foundation

Focus:  education/care programs

Brian Grant Foundation
Focus: exercise, nutrition, support

The Parkinson Alliance

Focus:  research funding

Parkinson's UK

Focus:  support, research, public policy


The Cure Parkinson's Trust

Focus:  research funding

European Parkinson's Disease Association

Focus:  education, care, awareness

World Parkinson Coalition

Focus:  collaboration between researchers, clinicians, patients


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Centers of Excellence     

Parkinson's Foundation Centers of Excellence

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (PADRECCS)

Parkinson's Study Group (PSG)

Non-profit scientific network of Parkinson centers in North America. map of PSG-credentialed clinical trial sites.

CLINICAL TRIALS - clinical trial registry and search tool supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health - clinical trial search tool provided by The Michael J. Fox Foundation

​ - overview of PD clinical trials registered on


resource Directory

There are many organizations focused on research, advocacy, care and support for the Parkinson's community.  These include non-profit foundations, medical and research centers, government agencies, and regional support groups. Each has its own special focus, but all share the common goals of improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease and someday finding a cure.


site redesign July 2020

Parkinson's Support Network

a resource directory for Parkinson's patients, families, and caregivers


Parkinson's News Today

PMD Alliance maintains a list of Parkinson's blogs at: 

PWR!Moves® PD-specific exercise program developed to retrain and maintain skilled movement.  The program focuses on moves that can be performed in a sitting, standing or floor position,

Dance for PD®  Dance for PD classes allow people with Parkinson’s to creatively address symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence through dance.

Rock Steady Boxing is designed to improve the quality of life for people battling Parkinson's disease through non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness training.

LSVT Global has developed movement therapy (LSVT BIG®) and speech therapy (LSVT LOUD®) programs for people with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson Voice Project is dedicated to helping people with Parkinson's regain and maintain their voices through the SPEAK OUT and LOUD CROWD voice therapy programs.

PMD Alliance maintains a list of wellness programs by U.S. state at:

PMD Alliance maintains a list of support groups by U.S. state at: 


AARP Caregiving Resource Center

Family Caregiver Alliance provides information and resources for family caregivers.​ is an online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. is a provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. 

Caregiver Action Network ( is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

National Alliance for Caregiving ( is a non-profit coalition focused on improving the lives of caregivers and their families through research, innovation and advocacy.

CurePSP - Foundation for PSP | CBD and Related Brain Diseases

Lewy Body Dementia Association

Brain Support Network​