Yes, ALS is often referred to as an “Orphan Disease” because it does not garner the attention or funding that many other worthy causes receive. With 5500 new patients being diagnosed with ALS each year and given the uniquely cruel nature of the disease we are compelled to focus our efforts toward assisting ALS patients and their families.
ALS patients and their families’ needs are made known to us through referrals from healthcare professionals, social workers, case managers, nurses and therapists. This process helps to confirm eligibility for assistance and allows us to respond quickly to applicants requests. It also assures our donors that their contributions are helping those who need it the most.
Yes, absolutely. If you are in need of assistance yourself or have a friend, family member or neighbor facing financial hardship you may contact Project Main St. directly.
No, We understand that every family has different financial responsibilities and priorities. We do not dictate how grants are spent.
Ideally grants should be issued solely based on need but the reality is that Project Main St. is a volunteer organization with limited resources. Our founding comes entirely from individual and corporate contributions and as such, our ability to issue grants is based on both need and availability.
In some cases, where a grant is not possible or sufficient to meet the needs of a recipient Project Main St. will help to organize a fundraiser for them. Our event planners will work with you to plan a fundraising event that suits your needs and help you to utilize your existing network of friends, family and neighbors. We provide the seed money and expertise needed for a successful event.
Yes, Project Main St. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.