Driving research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS),
Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Post COVID .

A Cure Is Out There

People with Chronic Complex Diseases deserve the right to live full, productive lives.

A Game Changer

OMF's goal is to raise $20+ million per year, in honor of the over 20 million ME / CFS sufferers worldwide.

Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Advisory Board
An Alliance of
Brilliant Scientific Minds

19 World-renowned scientists

2 Nobel Laureates

6 National Academy of Sciences Members

World-Class Research

4 OMF established ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centers

OMF Awarded Score of 100
on Charity Navigator!

OMF’s score of 100 serves as an indicator of trust, demonstrating our longstanding commitment to ensuring accountability, transparency, and measures of financial health, including stability, efficiency and sustainability.

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) affects over 20 million people.

Established in 2012, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) leads the largest, concerted worldwide nonprofit effort to diagnose,
treat, and prevent ME / CFS and related chronic, complex diseases such as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS),
and Fibromyalgia.

Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) received Charity Status from the Canada Revenue Agency on June 6, 2019.
We launched our relationship with the Collaborative Research Center at CHU Sainte-Justine /Université de Montréal,
on December 11, 2019.

OMF and OMFCA add urgency to the search for answers by driving transformational philanthropy and investments into global research. We have raised over $30 Million from private donors, and facilitated and funded the establishment of
five prestigious ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centres.

OMF Funded Collaborative Research Centres

at Stanford

Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Innovative, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD
Wenzhong Xiao, PhD

Clinical and scientific mechanistic studies towards discovering new treatments

at Uppsala, Sweden

Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD

Research for biomarkers in body and brain

Chris Armstrong, PhD

Precision personalized medicine research program

ME / CFS and Covid-19
Research Study

The five, OMF funded, ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centres have launched an international study of the possible conversion of COVID-19 patients to ME / CFS.

This study, which seeks to learn about the pathways involved in the development of ME / CFS, can lead to biomarkers, new treatments, and prevention strategies.

OMF Scientific Advisory Board

19 world-renowned scientists

2 Nobel laureates

6 National Academy
of Sciences members

Join our Fight to Ignite ME / CFS Research
Across the Globe!

OMF’s international community —
united by a shared commitment to find answers to end ME / CFS.
The Faces of ME / CFS
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Take Action Now!

Please help us expand our research efforts across the globe. 
Every donation brings us closer to a fully funded research effort and the answers we all seek.

"Our donors want to stop millions from suffering and have come to expect research with impeccable credibility. The time is now to attract the kind of serious investment that will speed up our search for a cure and end these debilitating diseases."

Linda Tannenbaum, OMF Founder & CEO/President

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  • a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
  • a registered Canadian amateur athletic association
  • a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
  • a registered Canadian municipality
  • a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
  • a registered university outside Canada, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada
  • a registered charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift
  • Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory
  • the United Nations and its agencies