Cause Day™ enables you to raise awareness and funds for the health cause YOU choose. Circle the team you want to join on the envelope you received, or go to our convenient online team page by clicking below.
Cause Fund is a registered 501(c)(3). We aim to serve you and your community to help raise awareness and distribute funds to the charities you have personally chosen. Each student will choose a Cause they feel most passionate about from the list below. You will help to raise awareness for that cause through the Cause Day program and curriculum. You can get donations from friends and family and bring them back in your envelope or you can raise money through our online platform.
Cause Day gives you the chance to tell us which specific charity should get your donations! First you choose the cause you would like to raise money for, from the list of 19 groups below. (Note that cause number 19 is a miscellaneous cause group and can include any "left over" charity, ones you did not see in the other groups, it can include charities related to disaster relief, rare diseases, blindness, epilepsy, etc. Write the name of that charitable organization in the designated place when you register or when you bring back your envelope. If you leave that space open, Cause Fund will automatically earmark your donations for the largest national charity related to the cause you choose. If you don't know where your favorite charity should fit in this list, just use the miscellaneous group, which is always good :) If you want to know what the largest national charities are for each cause, or see some examples of charities which focus on those different causes, please read "frequently asked questions" below (just remember that your charity has to be health related and listed on Charity Navigator or Guidestar).

Our online platform is the easiest way to raise awareness and funds for your charity because the emails you will send to friends and family will specify the name of the charity you choose!. Check it out for yourself and become an instant advocate. 'Cause you Matter!

Frequently asked questions about choosing a charity.

What are the largest national charities that focus on each specific cause according to Charity Navigator and Cause Fund?
Please note that Cause Fund, Inc. does not have any contract or relationship with any of the charities listed and this list is strictly compiled to streamline the progress, and you can tell us which specific charity you want to earmark your donations for instead, by writing the name of the charity on your envelope or typing in the name when you register online.

The largest national charities for each cause are:

  • ALS - The ALS Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Disease - The Alzheimer’s Foundation
  • Autism –The Autism Society of America
  • Adult Cancer - The American Cancer Society
  • Childhood Cancers - St. Jude Hospitals
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes - JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Type 2 Diabetes - The American Diabetes Society
  • Heart Disease - The American Heart Association
  • Stroke - The American Heart Association
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Autoimmune Diseases - American Autoimmune Disease Related Association
  • Cystic Fibrosis - The CF Foundation
  • Mental Health - NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Veterans - The Wounded Warrior Project
  • Homelessness - The Salvation Army
  • Hunger - Feeding America
  • Substance Abuse - The National Center for Substance & Addiction Abuse
  • Misc Related Health Diseases - Shriners Hospitals
What are some examples of charities besides the largest national charities?
Some examples of other charities, as listed on Charity Navigator are: (but you can add the name of the charity you want, even if it is not listed here)

  • ALS charities include: The Les Turner ALS Foundation, Project ALS, etc.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease charities include Alzheimer’s Association, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, etc.
  • Autism charities include The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, Autism Speaks, etc.
  • Adult Cancer charities include The Susan Komen Foundation, American Lung
 Association, Skin Cancer Foundation, National Brain Tumor Society, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, etc.
  • Childhood Cancers charities include St. Jude, CureSearch for Childrens’ Cancer Research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Jimmy Fund, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber, The Cure Starts Now, etc.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma charities include: Lymphoma Association, Leukemia Research Foundation, American Cancer Society.
  • Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes charities include The Joslin Diabetes Center, 
American Diabetes Society, etc.
  • Type 2 Diabetes charities include The Joslin Diabetes Center, etc.
  • Heart Disease charities include The Marfan Foundation, etc.
  • Stroke charities include: The National Stroke Association, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, Lisa Colagrossi Foundation, etc.
  • MS charities include The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, etc.
  • Charities for Autoimmune Diseases include Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, 
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, etc.
  • Cystic Fibrosis charities include Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc., etc.
  • Mental Health related charities include American Foundation Suicide 
 Prevention, Mental Health America, etc.
  • Veterans charities include Homes for our Troops, USO, etc.
  • Homelessness charities include the Local Homeless Shelter, Habitat for 
 Humanity, Pine Street Inn, etc.
  • Hunger charities include Local Food Pantry/Bank in your town, etc.
  • Substance Abuse charities include the Gavin Foundation in MA, Triangle 
 Residential Options for Substance Abusers’ (TROSA), etc.
  • Miscellaneous Health Issues charities include the National Parkinson 
 Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, Rare Disease 
 Foundation, Perkins Organization for the Blind, Wonderland, etc.
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Color for this Cause: Blue and White
ALS Charities
If you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national ALS related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for ALS if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Alzheimer's
Color for this Cause: White
Alzheimer's Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Alzheimer's related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Alzheimer's if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Autism
Color for this Cause: Tie Dye Colors
Autism Charities
If you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Autism related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Autism if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Adult Cancer
Including Breast, Lung, Pancreas, Prostate, Skin, Brain Tumors, Ovarian, etc.
Colors for this Cause: Shades of Pink
Adult Cancer Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Cancer related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Cancer if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Childhood Cancers
Color for this Cause: Gold
Childhood Cancer Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Childhood Cancer related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for childhood cancer if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program..
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Colors for this Cause: Red and White
Leukemia & Lymphoma Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Leukemia and Lymphoma related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Leukemia and Lymphoma if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes
Color for this Cause: Bright Blue
Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes Charities
If you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program..
Type 2 Diabetes
Color for this Cause: Grey
Type 2 Diabetes Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Type 2 Diabetes related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Type 2 Diabetes if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program..
Heart Disease
Color for this Cause: Red
Heart Disease Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Heart Disease related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Heart Disease if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Stroke
Color for this Cause: Burgundy
Stroke Charities
If you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Stroke related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Stroke if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Color for this Cause: Orange
MS Charities
If you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national MS related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for MS if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Autoimmune Diseases
Including Crohn’s, Celiac, Graves, Myasthenia Gravis, Lupus, etc.
Color for this Cause: Black
Autoimmune Diseases Charities
If you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Autoimmune Disease related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Autoimmune Disease if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Cystic Fibrosis
Color for this Cause: Purple
Cystic Fibrosis Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Cystic Fibrosis related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Cystic Fibrosis if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Mental Health
Color for this Cause: Green
Mental Health Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Mental Health related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Mental Health if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Veterans
Color for this Cause: Yellow
Veterans Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Veterans related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Veterans if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Homelessness
Color for this Cause: Brown
Homelessness Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Homelessness related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Homelessness if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Hunger
Colors for this Cause: Orange and White
Hunger Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Hunger related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Hunger if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Substance Abuse
Color for this Cause: Turquoise
Substance Abuse Charities
f you choose this cause, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Substance Abuse related charity. However, YOU can choose a different charity for Substance Abuse if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to know what kind of charities focus on this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.
Miscellaneous Health Causes
Including Epilepsy, Rare Diseases, Parkinson, Blindness, Sickle Cell, Burns, Orthopedics, Disaster relief etc.
Colors for this Cause: Black & White
Miscellaneous Health Cause Charities
f you choose this team, the funds you raise will be earmarked for the largest national Miscellaneous Health Cause related charity as determined by Cause Fund for organizational purposes only. YOU can simply choose a different charity specific to your charity that is in this miscellaneous Health Cause group if you wish. Write the name of that charity on the space provided on your envelope, or on your online student page when you register. If you want to see some examples of charities which would be included in this cause, please check our "frequently asked questions" section. Your charity has to be health related and listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator in order to qualify as a charity you can choose for our program.