Itís hard enough dealing with a serious illness; itís even harder when you donít know where to turn for support. A degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinsonís Disease strikes people of all ages, though the majority are in their 60s and up. While there is no cure, the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area aims to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease, and their families. In addition to fostering a sense of community, PFNCA provides activities that are shown to slow the diseaseís progression: exercise, yoga, and dance provide therapeutic movement, and a communications club and choir work on vocal cord strengthening. Additionally, it assists a network of more than 45 support groups. With services provided to more than 1,000 people annually Ė and the need continuing to grow ó PFCNA is the only area organization that provides holistic programs year-round and helps those faced with the disease to take steps to slow its impact. Together, we can walk off Parkinson's.

Headquarters: VA-City of Falls Church

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; DC; Georgetown; Chevy Chase (DC)

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Other

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities


  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   1,500
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   150

Awards & Recognition

PFNCA was selected by Stone Soup Films to be a recipient of their 2016 Doc in Day program, providing a wonderful documentary style film that highlights PFNCA's service.

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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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