Willie Mae's Legacy Foundation Inc.

A nonprofit organization

Willie Mae’s Legacy Foundation was founded with a goal of “Helping Those Who Help Those with Alzheimer’s Disease.” Since our founding in 2020, we have worked to achieve the goal of helping Alzheimer’s Disease caregivers and their families. 

The organization honors our Mom – Willie Mae Johnson – who fought mightily with Alzheimer’s Disease for over a decade, but she succumbed to the disease in 2019. 

During nearly a decade-and-a-half with this labor of love journey caring for Mom we learned an incredible amount of information, we encountered challenges and had some triumphs too. We want to share the information and lessons that we’ve learned along the way with others who are just beginning this journey, those already on the path, and those reaching the last stages of the disease.

One of the challenges we encountered – particularly in the final stages of the disease when patients need round-the-clock care – is that there are very few financial resources to help provide care. We hope to render a bit of help to those caregivers in need of a little respite care.

Mom left a legacy of love and caring for us and for others. We want her legacy to live on by helping others who are struggling and in need of Loving Care. Our Loving Care Respite Grants offer caregivers a chance to take a break while a licensed, bonded caregiver provides quality care for their loved one; meanwhile, the caregiver can recover and refresh before resuming their caregiving duties. 

Your donation will allow us to provide grants to families who are in crisis due to a loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. These grants will help families to subsidize the cost for in-home care services 

Your gift will be put to work immediately. As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, our programs are primarily supported by individual and corporate contributions. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.  

 Thank you for aiding us in our mission of "Helping Those who Help Those with Alzheimer's Disease." 

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Willie Mae's Legacy Foundation Inc.

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1000 WillieMae Way
Berkeley, CA 94702

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