Financial Information & Reports

The Epilepsy Foundation’s mission is funded through the generous gifts of individual donors and many partner organizations, including corporations and corporate foundations, member organizations, and both state and federal government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our generous donors have the right to know how their dollars are invested in the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance dictates that nonprofit organizations should spend at least 65% of their total expenses on programs, research, and services, and no more than 35% on fundraising.

As shown in the graph, we are proud to report that we are well within those limits. In fact, at 10%, we are well below the 35% fundraising limit, and $.83 of every dollar is used to fund research into new therapies, public education and awareness, and advocacy efforts.

spending percentages for 2020
4 Star Rating
4 Stars from Charity Navigator
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Charity Navigator has awarded the Epilepsy Foundation four out of four stars. This top rating indicates the Epilepsy Foundation adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

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Epilepsy Centers

Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.

Epilepsy Medication

Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.

Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline

Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.

Tools & Forms

Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.

Find an Epilepsy Specialist

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