Monthly donations accomplish so much, but not just for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED). Consider the power and impact of a monthly giving commitment—for us, for you, and for the NFED community. Monthly donors provide the NFED with sustainability, a reliable source of monthly support, and a stronger relationship with you.

Because the monthly donations are automated, there’s no waste associated with paper donation forms, stamps, envelopes, and checks. That allows more of your donation to go towards helping our mission, since there are fewer administrative costs to cover.

And let’s not forget the convenience factor of knowing your gift is headed to the NFED.

Monthly Giving Makes It Easy on YOU!

In days filled with to-do lists and appointments, we know life can get hectic. Perhaps you fully intend to send in your donation, and in the business of your day, it simply falls off your list. Or, maybe you set our letter or postcard to the side and it gets lost or tossed. The great news is, our monthly gift option makes supporting our ectodermal dysplasias community easy. 

With just a few clicks on our website, you can quickly set up your secure, monthly gifts. Becoming a monthly Smile Maker is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to support the NFED now and into the future.  

It’s been a unique and often challenging past few years. But we hope that you can find some comfort and joy knowing that your generosity is providing our community with hope, treatment options, support, and pathways to a possible cure. Our treasured community of monthly donors ar the backbone of our achievements.

Give a Smile, Get a Smile

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for the NFED through the years. Even in times of uncertainty, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you are devoted to the cause.

Thanks to your generous support, we are providing education, treatment assistance, advocacy, access to care, and promising research for our families.

Don’t underestimate the importance of your monthly gift. You are enabling us to positively change the lives of children and families by giving them the resources to smile, to succeed, and to believe in themselves—one month at a time! 

Our Smile Makers provide us with the confidence that our mission will continue into the future. That’s why we’re asking you to help us cover the cost of continuing our work together by becoming a monthly donor.

The Smile Makers Challenge

The NFED currently has nearly 40 devoted monthly donors. Our goal is to add another 40 Smile Makers—at whatever level feels good to you. Don’t be worried about the monthly amount. Together, this devoted group of Smile Makers are our special agents of change.

“I knew I wanted to give more, but I couldn’t ever budget for what I wanted to give. But when I broke it down to $50 per month, I could fit it in my budget. And that felt really good!”

– A Monthly NFED Smile Maker Donor

Our Challenge to You

Together, our Smile Makers are donating $20,000 each year. And by doubling the number of Smile Makers, we will also double what we can accomplish!

Will you consider a Smile Maker gift of $40 a month in celebration of the NFED’s 40th Anniversary and as an investment in another 40 years of breakthrough achievements?

We’re IN It to WIN It!

We’re all in this together. And we’re in for the long haul.

We have always had very big dreams, and we work hard to make sure they come true. We are determined to make the world easier and better for all individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias. For you.

Our role is simple but very important. Over the next 40 years, the NFED must lead the charge to change the future for everyone affected by ectodermal dysplasias. But this takes financial resources, dedicated staff and community, and interested researchers. This takes you!

Your monthly gift will help us unlock the treatment and cures we are working toward.

You are the NFED. You are the backbone of our successes— past, present and future! 

Nothing Speaks Louder Than Results and We Want to Shout!

Your monthly gift is a commitment to the NFED’s key pillars of education, support and research. That means more and better treatments, greater understanding, and the hopes of finding a cure.

How You Make a Difference

Will You Become a Smile Maker?

It’s so easy! As an online monthly donor, your credit card will be charged once a month. You will receive a special welcome letter for your first gift, then followed with a tax letter at the end of the year.  You will also receive progress reports with updates on how your contributions are helping our families and a year-end gift summary and tax information letter.

Here’s what you have to do:

  • Donate
  • Go to “Yes, I will make a contribution.” and select “Monthly Donation”
  • Select the amount you would like to make every month
  • Our secure, encrypted technology protects your financial information. We care about keeping your information safe.

Become a Smile Maker

That’s it!  You’re done.

Questions about monthly giving? Please call the NFED at 618-566-2020 or email us at

Already a Monthly Donor?

Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! We can’t say it too often. Your monthly love and support are what drive our mission – and warm our hearts. If you have any thoughts or questions, or are able to increase your monthly gift amount, please reach out! We’d love to hear from you.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match your monthly gift. And it’s easier than you think! When you’re filling out the donation form, please check if your employer will match your donation. It’s easy and we do most of the work!

With Hope and Gratitude

On behalf of all of us at the NFED, and the thousands of children and families we fight for every day, thank you for being a part of our family. You are why we do what we do. You are the NFED.

Not ready to become a monthly donor right now? You can still help out by giving a one-time donation and/or share this information with family and friends. We’d really appreciate it!

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