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Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 11/23/2011
7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: 952-830-0512
Fax: 952-830-0513
Other Names Used Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter
EIN 41-1361624
Principal Staff Susan Spalding, Chief Executive Officer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 41
Number of Volunteers 600
Number of Clients Served 42,000
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair David Foster
Number of Board Members 22
Board meetings with quorum 8
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 16.13
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In fiscal year 2013, the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter provided more than 42,000 individuals with dementia, their care partners, community members and health care professionals with programs and services. These programs and services included a 24/7 Helpline, community and professional education, support groups, care consultation and MedicAlert® + Safe Return®. The Association also advocated at the state and federal levels to increase federal research funding and support legislation leading to improved diagnosis, care and planning for families impacted by this disease. Nationally, the Alzheimer’s Association is a leader in the global fight for a world without Alzheimer’s. The Association leads in many ways, including through an international research grants program, an annual, international conference for researchers and professionals, a research roundtable composed of industry scientists and a professional journal. The Association also offers TrialMatch™, an opportunity for the general public to be leaders by participating in clinical trials.
Current Goals
Education and Support 1. 24/7 Information Helpline. 5,480 calls will be made to the Helpline for information, support and resources. 2. Community and Professional Education. The Association offers dementia-specific workshops and conferences throughout the two-state area. A Meeting of the Minds: The Dementia Conference 2013 will have 1,300 participants and, in total, more than 90,000 people will receive information and education through community or professional education and outreach programs. 3. Support Groups. 115 support groups, led by trained volunteer facilitators, will provide assistance and encouragement to individuals and their care partners affected by dementia. 4. Care Consultation. 750 individuals with memory loss and their care partners will receive 1,800 care consultations, giving them individualized assistance with problem solving, planning and identifying resources. 5. Website. The Alzheimer’s Association website contains a wealth of information regarding Alzheimer’s and related diseases and will have 80,000 web visits. Advocacy The Alzheimer's Association will continue working across Minnesota and North Dakota to change the landscape of dementia care and services for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Research The Alzheimer's Association will continue to be a leader in the global fight for a world without Alzheimer’s.
Community or Constituency Served
Individuals affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias, as well as their caregivers, professional care partners and the greater community
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota and North Dakota
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,674,026 77.8%
Management: $301,722 8.8%
Fundraising: $462,818 13.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $1,836,830 $2,007,401 $2,191,019
Beginning of Year $2,007,401 $2,191,019 $2,116,729
Difference ($170,571) ($183,618) $74,290
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $1,836,830
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
From the Charity More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and someone develops the disease every 68 seconds. On any dementia issue, the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota is the first place to turn for comprehensive, easy-to-access information. Started in 1979 by three local women, the Association now has offices in Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, Fargo and Bismarck. Our programs include a 24/7 information helpline, MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®, support groups, care consultations for one-on-one support, community and professional education, state and federal advocacy toward dementia-friendly legislation and increased federal research funding, and an international research program. The Alzheimer's Association believes in being accountable to our donors, the people who use our services and the public. We're pleased to meet the Charities Review Council standards, and we invite you to learn more about us by visiting or by calling 952.830.0512.
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