Support for the 1 in 5
With your contribution, we can make real, positive impact for the 70 million people in the United States who learn and think differently.
Together, we will grow our community of allies and advocates by increasing our pool of experts and resources. By empowering those who face these learning challenges and encouraging them to be their own best champions they will have more of an opportunity to thrive in school, at work, and throughout life.
With your help, we can continue shaping the world for difference. Because differences make the world worth exploring. Differences define who we are. Differences are our greatest strength.
What our community is saying
“Thankfully I found Understood back when my daughter was diagnosed. Everything (useful) I’ve learned, I learned here!!! I refer EVERYONE to Understood as soon as they mention their kid has or may have ADHD.”
“I want to thank you for your valuable website... You help me to keep informed, and I routinely direct parents, teachers and students to posted articles and videos.”
Frequently asked questions
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! Understood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private operating foundation. Your donations to Understood are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
How are you able to direct 100% of donations to impact?
We rely on the generous support of the Poses Family Foundation to fund our operating expenses — costs that include team salaries and benefits, office rent, equipment, and development expenses. By committing ongoing operating funding, the Poses family allows us to guarantee that public donations will directly support programs and resources that benefit people who learn and think differently.
How are donations used?
Your support continues Understood’s work and changes lives. Our 100% model means that your gift will be used where it’s needed most — on programs and resources, not operating expenses.
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How can I partner with Understood?
We’re grateful for our growing community of corporate, foundation, and programmatic partners who amplify our impact through their efforts and generosity. Whether your goal is to make a philanthropic investment, better serve your constituencies, or expand your impact, we can work with you to build a collaborative and measurable partnership. For more information, contact our Growth & Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org