The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York New York 10012

Research Innovation & Discovery Fund (The Fund)

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) established the NDSS “Research Innovation & Discovery Fund (The Fund)” in 2013. The Fund supports research and clinical infrastructure needs for the Down syndrome scientific and research community by funding strategic priorities and initiatives that help advance the biomedical research field in Down syndrome.  The goal of the Fund is to improve the health outcomes, increase the quality and access to care, and develop new therapies and treatments for all people with Down syndrome by funding priorities focused on advancing scientific and research needs of the Down syndrome research community. 

Since 1979, NDSS has been dedicated to making a difference for people with Down syndrome. As the largest nonprofit representing individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the US, our mission is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Fund plays a vital role in helping us accomplish our mission by directly supporting critical research and clinical infrastructure needs for the entire Down syndrome community. The Fund helps our organization fund strategic priorities and initiatives that help advance the biomedical research field in Down syndrome and will continue to do so for years to come.  

Ways to Donate to the NDSS Research Innovation & Discovery Fund


Online donations to NDSS are easy and secure. Make an online donation.

By Phone

Please call the toll-free NDSS helpline at 800-221-4602, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm EST to make a donation by phone.

By Mail or Fax

Please download the donation form and enclose with your donation. Mail or fax the completed form to:

National Down Syndrome Society

666 Broadway, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10012

Fax: 212-979-2873

NDSS Cookin’ with Congress Event

Each year, NDSS hosts Cookin’ with Congress, an annual Washington, DC-based event, on Capitol Hill to raise funds to support the RIDF. A date and venue for the 2014 NDSS Cookin’ with Congress has yet to be finalized yet.

A special thanks to our ninth annual 2013 Cookin’ with Congress corporate sponsors:


Annapolis Yacht Sales

Gold Sponsor


Premier Sponsor

American Airlines


Supporting Sponsor

CVS Caremark

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America

Duke Energy


Quicken Loans

National Association of Realtors



DRS Technologies

American Financial Services Association

Credit Suisse


Koch Industries

Baskin Trust Research Foundation

Friends of NDSS

Bockorny Group

Government Strategies Group, LLC


K&L Gates



Marshall Brachman

National Beer Wholesalers Association

National Restaurant Association



PJ Clarkes

Check out pictures from our 2013 Cookin’ with Congress event.  

*Please note, the National Down Syndrome Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations of $250 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes. For donations under $250, your cancelled check or credit card statement serve as your receipt.


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