Creative Fundraising – Initiated by YOU, supported by our staff

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.
Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

It will take more than people with ME/CFS to achieve a world free of ME/CFS. It will take a committed community of individuals impacted and those that love them, rallying together to effect change. We CAN achieve a world where ME/CFS is understood, diagnosable and treatable through an active and engage community participating in research, fundraising and awareness. Crowdrise


Over the years, several individuals just like you have hosted their own events as a benefit for our organization with easy online tools, like the ones you can find at

We’re already set up on Crowdrise, so that makes it even easier to set up your own fundraising event online.

How can you expand funding for treatments and a cure?

Anyway you’d like… Let your talents and interest lead you to your own fundraising and awareness endeavor. Whether it is a golf tournament, auction, pancake breakfast, bike ride, walk or climb, you can use your interests and connections to invest in research toward treatments and a cure.


You can also join our 10/$12 Challenge! 

The Challenge: 1,000 people willing to recruit 10 friends to donate $12 each

The Goal: $120,000 raised

The Reason: Exciting progress is being made. The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is gaining momentum toward our goal of a world free of ME/CFS. We simply must fuel more research and increase our momentum toward making ME/CFS understood, diagnosable and treatable.

Here is how you can make a real difference just $12 at a time: GivingGrid_clean

Curious and want to learn more? Call us at 714-364-0016 or email

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is  fueled by gifts large and small, from people just like you.
SMCI is a registered non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 56-1683450.
Gifts are fully deductible for tax purposes.

We meet all of the Better Business Bureau’s 20 standards for charity accountability, making us the only ME/CFS-related organization to be accredited under the Wise Giving program. View the Association’s Wise Giving Alliance Charity Report.