Do It Yourself (DIY) Fundraising

Why Fundraise With Us? 

Since our founding in 1967, the Foundation has played a role in every major breakthrough in IBD research. We have invested more than $400 million into finding the causes, treatments, and cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. And we won’t stop until we realize our vision of a future free from Crohn’s and colitis.

We operate at the highest ethical standards and we consistently meet guidelines established by charity watchdogs, including the Better Business Wise Giving Alliance

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Your support as an DIY fundraiser strengthens our ability to unite the IBD community around the Foundation's core mission, and expand innovative research programs. 

Because of fundraisers like you, the Foundation can sponsor research of the highest quality, provide a wide range of educational programs for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, while providing supportive services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases.

We Are Leaders in Research 

The Foundation has been a leader in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research since our founding more than 50 years ago. We fund cutting-edge research studies and clinical trials at major medical institutions, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. We enthusiastically nurture investigators in the early stages of their career to help build the next generation of IBD researchers.

We are proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for “uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research.”

We Empower Patients and Caregivers

We serve more than 1.2 million patients annually, empowering patients and caregivers through our chapters, and our education, support, and advocacy programs.

Since the Foundation is not a government-supported agency, we rely on the generous support of our members and donors to continue our work.

We Educate Healthcare Professionals

We offer education workshops and programs for health professionals and publish two scientific journals, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Crohn’s & Colitis 360 to help health professionals keep pace and contribute to this rapidly growing, ever-evolving field.

We Are Partners in Health

We consistently partner with dedicated corporate supporters and foundations that provide the Foundation with significant grants to make possible our many research, support, advocacy, and education programs.

We also maintain informal partnerships with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis organizations around the world to share ideas, information, and research. 

Read Our Impact Report Here