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Mission and Vision

Our Vision

Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) envisions improved health care for patients suffering from multisystem chronic, complex diseases with collaboration between patients, clinicians, and researchers.

Our Mission

  • Support collaborative medical research to find effective treatments and diagnostic markers for chronic complex diseases with initial focus on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS).
  • Keep the engaged community, clinicians, and researchers informed about OMF research projects and results.
  • Bring together “thought leaders” from around the world to brainstorm and participate in targeted initiatives.
  • Encourage and engage the patient community to take an active role in their health care.
  • Support health care education about chronic complex disease.
  • Advance translational research and information-based research into optimum clinical medicine, including the diagnosis and treatment of these poorly understood diseases and the under-served patients.


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Our Current Focus

Open Medicine Foundation is spearheading chronic complex disease research that follows patterns of success and benefits from collaborating with leading scientists and clinicians from around the globe. These experts bring to our foundation their expertise in immunology, virology, genomics, informatics, molecular biology, epidemiology, infectious disease, oncology, pathology, and clinical medicine. The current focus is on ME / CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / systemic exertion intolerance disease), with the expectation that discoveries in this disease will bring answers to other diseases that share some of the symptoms (such as Long COVIDfibromyalgia and chronic Lyme disease).

Our Scientific Advisory Board decides what research strategies will most likely lead to reliable diagnostic biomarkers and treatments. We fund research initiated by our advisory board and research designed by others. Because some of our advisory board and foundation board members are personally touched by the devastation of ME / CFS, we are strongly motivated to grab every opportunity for progress so that the joys of a healthy life are restored to all who suffer from these chronic complex diseases. This has led to varied partnerships and collaborations around the globe.

A great research strategy is not enough. To succeed, a foundation must have funding. With optimism and creativity, we are determined to reach our aggressive funding goals, filling a huge gap in the history of these diseases. Appropriate research funding is long overdue. Find an update of current studies funded by us. We are convinced that answers are readily available if we apply the best resources in a large-scale concerted effort. We aim to use the right tools with the right people to deliver actionable results.

Please join us in our fight for answers.

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