Hi, KGBmi, welcome to PR. thanks so much for raising funds for ME research!! I Very strongly recommend against donating to CAA, even for research. They do take salaries for the officers and staff and overhead out of the research budget, so any donations for research, would, I believe also support CAA. (There may be an option to avoid this and put all funds directly into a grant pool, you'd need to ask, of course) And even if this werent so, adding to CAAs research budget increases their power and influence, which is sub-optimal to say the least. I strongly recommend Dr. Enlander's ME/CFS Center at Mt Sinai. (disclosure: I am his patient) Equally helpful would be Dr. Peterson's Simmaron project where donations have a five-times multiplying effect! A second best, IMO, would be Dr. montoya's center at stanford. All These centers would do a much better job of meeting the criteria you mentioned of satisfying patients as well as the mainstream. pls feel free to PM me of course and best luck in fundraising!