Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust

The CART Fund provides funds for cutting edge research to cure Alzheimer’s disease.

CART started in 1996 with Rotarians voluntarily emptying their pockets and purses of change at weekly meetings.


What we do

One hundred percent (100%) of donated funds go to cutting edge Alzheimer’s disease research. As of May 2020 CART has awarded $9.2 million dollars in 55 grants to recognized US research institutions. All administrative expenses of the Fund are paid from interest earned from invested contributions.


How we do it

The Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of representatives from the Rotary districts that support the program. It is a 501(C)3 organization, Federal ID #31-1466051. The Fund is chartered as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of South Carolina.


Donate Today

You are helping cure Alzheimer’s disease by donating to “cutting edge” research grants to outstanding and dedicated doctors and scientists.

One hundred percent of funds received by CART go to Alzheimer’s disease research.


If you are a Rotarian and a DACdb user, please CLICK HERE and log in using your DACdb user name and password. Then click Sign-in (Current User) – the dark blue button.

If you are not a DACdb user, please CLICK HERE and create a user profile, identifying your club and district.

Once you are logged in, click Make a Contribution on the left hand navigation menu.

The General Public:

If you are not a Rotarian, welcome to the CART family! CLICK HERE and create a user profile. You can use this login when you come back again. Once you are logged in, click Make a Contribution on the left hand navigation menu.

Tributes and Memorials

Is there a special reason for this donation? For example: in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one or club or organization?  Please click the appropriate radio button on the contribution form and let us know the name of the person you are honoring.

Also, if you would like an acknowledgement card sent to those you are honoring or memorializing, please provide the name and mailing address of the person to whom you wish to have the acknowledgement card sent.




Bill Shillito
Executive Director & CART Fund Consultant

1985 Tate Blvd. SE, Suite 43
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-320-6410

Bill Parker
Phone: 828-505-3403