What is Usher 1F?

Usher Syndrome is the leading cause of inherited deaf-blindness, and type 1 is the most severe.  Children are born profoundly deaf and progressively lose their sight.

Currently, there is no cure for Usher Syndrome.

While cochlear implants have greatly ameliorated the most major impacts of deafness for those who receive them as babies, there is no cure for blindness. Early identification and educational programs provide support to those affected, but in a world teeming with major technological advances in medicine, this simply isn't good enough.

Targeted research is needed to enable a cure.

Usher 1F Collaborative is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation whose mission is to fund medical research to find an effective treatment to save or restore the vision of those with Usher Syndrome type 1F.

Your involvement brings us one step closer to a cure!


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“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference.”

 - Kathy Calvin


Required Fundraising Disclosure Statements

Usher 1F Collaborative is a charitable organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and as such, we are required to include certain disclosure language on all printed solicitations.

Financial and other information about Usher 1F Collaborative's purpose, programs and activities can be obtained by contacting Melissa Chaikof at 321 Walnut St., #228, Newtonville, MA 02460-1927, 339.221.2743, or as stated below. 

Colorado - Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, (303) 894-2680, http://www.sos.state.co.us/, re: Reg. No. 20213015170. 

Florida - A COPY OF THE LATEST FINANCIAL REPORT, REGISTRATION FILED BY THIS ORGANIZATION AND A DESCRIPTION OF OUR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING US AT: USHER 1F COLLABORATIVE, 321 WALNUT STREET, #228, NEWTONVILLE, MA 02460. IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATES, YOU MAY OBTAIN FINANCIAL INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM THE STATE AGENCY. FL REG. #CH51961

Georgia – A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above. 

Illinois - Contracts and reports regarding Usher 1F Collaborative are on file with the Illinois Attorney General. 

Maryland - For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, (800) 825-4510.

New Jersey – INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.html. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. 

New York – Upon Request, Attorney General Charities Bureau, 102 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

Pennsylvania – The official registration and financial information of (Mono Lake Committee) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Virginia - Financial statements are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, PO. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. 

Washington - The notice of solicitation required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs of Usher 1F Collaborative is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 1-800-332-4483.