The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. The foundation was founded in 2000 by actor Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991. The foundation funds research into the causes and potential cures for Parkinson's disease, as well as programs to improve the lives of those living with the disease. The foundation has funded over $1 billion in research since its inception.