The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is 501(c) (3) national charity. It is unique since it is an all volunteer national non profit, thus approximately 97% of funds go directly to programs. LDA depends upon public contributions and upon grants to perform its mission: Lyme and tick-borne diseases research funding, education, prevention, and patient support.
Grants are gifts of money that generally come from charitable trusts and foundations, public bodies, or corporations. They are tax exempt and usually come with specific conditions such as for a particular area of research or within certain time frames and may require a written report.
LDA at a Glance
Click to the following two links for a quick look at what LDA has accomplished to date with the contributions and grants it has received.