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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

OMF’s Holiday Give Guide
Give the gift of hope this season!

This holiday season, make sure your holiday gifts give back to the causes you care about.

There are many ways you can support Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) when you do your holiday shopping online or in stores. This year, we put together your all-inclusive guide to philanthropic gift-giving that helps accelerate research and gives hope to millions affected by ME/CFS and related chronic, complex diseases.


Shop through and gift hope to people with ME/CFS is an Internet company that harnesses the economic power of individuals to benefit their chosen charities and communities. iGive has 1,559 participating stores, many of which are popular and nationally known.

If you make an online purchase from these stores through this link, OMF will receive 5-20 percent of the purchase amount, depending on the store and item bought.


Give back to OMF while shopping on Amazon

If you’re doing holiday shopping on this year, please remember to go through and select Open Medicine Foundation as the nonprofit you want to support!

When you do, part of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated to OMF.

AmazonSmile is also now available in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones.

Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in your mobile app to support OMF while you shop:

1: Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device

2: Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’

3: Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

*Please note, this option is only available in the US at this time.*


Give a holiday card that supports our cause


OMF is a registered charity with Cards for Causes. When you order holiday cards, you can designate OMF as a beneficiary of your order and share your commitment with others.

*Please note, the minimum order is 25 cards, and cards must be ordered in multiples of 25. If you enter an amount other than a multiple of 25, the system will automatically adjust your order to the next higher multiple of 25.

Use the Benefit App when shopping online at major retailers like Walmart and Target

When you pay with the Benefit app, you can contribute 2-20 percent of your everyday transactions to fund groundbreaking ME/CFS research. Find out more and download the app here.

Benefit is free and is an accepted form of payment at hundreds of major retailers in the U.S., such as Target, Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS, and many more. It’s a convenient and impactful way to help us end ME/CFS.


Give the gift of music  

Photo credit: Kathryn Nickford Photography (Instagram:, Graphic design: Stephanie Ko (Instagram: @sinistral.scribe).

Multi-award-winning Opera Singer and Canadian OMF Ambassador Jacqueline Ko, long known for her critically acclaimed stage performances, has released her first single! Jacqueline, who has ME/CFS, is generously donating 100 percent of the music proceeds to OMF until the end of 2020!

Download Jacqueline’s single now.


Thank you for your support. 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669