Together we can raise funds to support ground-breaking research into neurological conditions.

The Neurological Foundation has been supporting neurological research in New Zealand for 50 years. Since 1971, research funded by the Foundation has given neurologists a greater understanding of conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, motor neurone diseases, stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS, migraine, epilepsy, dementia, traumatic brain injury and dozens of other debilitating conditions. The work of many researchers and clinicians funded by the Foundation has led to numerous ground-breaking discoveries and better understanding of neurological conditions.

What we do


The Neurological Foundation raises awareness about neurological conditions by funding publications and hosting public events throughout New Zealand.

Through education and raising awareness of these disorders, New Zealanders can understand the importance of funding research into finding preventative measures, treatments and cures. Throughout the year we hold a series of events where you can hear from neurologists and neuroscientists about exciting advances in neuroscience.


The Neurological Foundation funds research into all aspects of the brain and nervous system.

It is an extremely broad discipline of study, ranging from basic science that seeks to understand the biology and physiology of neurological conditions to clinical research designed to develop treatments, preventions and cures of those conditions. Research that we fund generally falls into one of three distinct categories; basic research, clinical research or translational research.