Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
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Who They Are
Learn more about the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America’s history, mission, partners, and programs.
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.
Since their founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, they fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition,their educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. They are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended them for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."
A quick overview of who they are:
To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Learn more about our mission.
Your Dollars at Work
CCFA consistently meets standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance as well as other charity watchdog organizations. Read more about how they steward your dollars.
Currently they have over 50,000 members, served by their national headquarters, as well as 40 chapters nationwide. Since CCFA is not a government-supported agency, they rely on the support of their members and donors to continue their work.
Their dedicated corporate sponsors and foundations provide them with significant grants, which have made many of their research, support, and education programs possible.
They maintain informal partnerships with a variety of Crohn's and colitis-related organizations around the world for the cooperative purposes of research and information sharing.