About NWPF

The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) is the only independent regional Parkinson's organization serving Washington State. NWPF aims to establish optimal quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson's community through awareness, education, advocacy and care. Located in Seattle, Washington, we proudly invest every dollar in local programs to support the Northwest Parkinson’s community. 

NWPF was founded in 1998, with the vision of helping people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers live well with Parkinson’s today. We achieve this mission by supporting specialty care, producing and distributing free educational and support resources, raising awareness of Parkinson's disease and developing self-care tools that help improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers.

Since our beginning, NWPF has played a vital role in supporting the Northwest Parkinson’s community. A strong partnership with Evergreen Health in Kirkland, Washington led to the establishment of the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center in 2001. While we are no longer administratively affiliated with the Center, it has grown into a state-of-the-art neurological care center.

NWPF is a founding member of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO) that came together in 2014. NWPF joins four other founding organizations from across the United States, supported by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. NWPF is a founding member of AIRPO because we believe that by working together, we can better leverage the unique expertise of each member organization. This expertise will enrich our program offerings and allow us to better serve the Northwest Parkinson's community.

NWPF plays a vital role in helping people with Parkinson’s live meaningfully with the disease. We provide information that gives patients and their families the tools they need to find quality medical care, better manage their disease and take charge of their daily lives. Our work also extends to healthcare providers and seeks to build awareness among the general public in order to create a continuum of care sensitive and beneficial to the Parkinson’s community.