Support Our Mission

Thank you for your generous support

TOPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, noncommercial organization with an international reach, helping millions of people since 1948. Our work is possible due to generous donors and grateful members who support our efforts to:

  • Connect people of all backgrounds (many of whom cannot afford more expensive commercial programs) through our network of weight‐loss support groups located in every U.S. state and throughout Canada.
  • Provide free and subsidized educational resources and realistic strategies which are evidence‐based and proven effective for weight loss and improved health outcomes.
  • Empower people to stop dieting and start creating healthy lifestyle habits that will work for them over the long haul so that they can do more of the things they enjoy with the people they love.
  • Support obesity and metabolic research. Our partnerships with major universities have lead to the discovery of seven genes related to obesity and yielded important insights into this complex, chronic disease and its comorbidities, including diabetes and heart disease.

Vivian’s Story

In 2009, I was close to 335 pounds. I had tried every fad diet and commercial weight‐loss program available, and none of them worked. The philosophy of TOPS is it being a lifestyle change resonates with me as being very important. You can eat anything you want, but then you learn how to eat it in moderation. I lost 92 lbs. with TOPS.

Laura’s Story

TOPS works because the chapter becomes like family, and they’re all rooting for you to succeed. I always tell members, ‘As soon as you get off that scale, no matter if you lost or gained, decide to start anew and get back on track.’ My life is so much different now that I’m not carrying 100‐some extra pounds around. It’s never too late to get healthier—the important thing is to just start.