2016 Accomplishments

In 2016, we advanced the work of developing new treatments more than in any other single year.  We directed $30 million to research — bringing the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's total research investment from inception to $298 million. Because of our investment, the Foundation has been and will continue to be a part of every major scientific breakthrough in IBD research – a fact we should all be very proud of.

Below are just a few more highlights of our 2016 accomplishments:

  • Served 804,201 participants through our patient and professional education programs.
  • Significantly enhanced public awareness and connected more individuals to the IBD community - 43,519 individuals raised funds and awareness through Take Steps, spin4 crohn's & colitis, and Team Challenge.

  • Made key advances in promoting patient and provider partnerships to increase the quality of care for all IBD patients - 20 sites are participating in the Foundation's quality of care initiative.

Click here to read more about our accomplishments

Check out what is going on with the Foundation Nationally at

If you have been diagnosed with IBD you are invited to join Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Partners  - a patient powered research network brought to you by the Foundation and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Partners is an internet-based study of patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.  By filling out a short survey twice a year, patients can have an active role in the research process.

But it's more than a survey - you will also have access to tracking tools and a community of thousands to help you manage your own health!

You can:
  • Participate in ground breaking research
  • Propose, discuss and vote on research questions and topics
  • Connect your mobile health apps to better manage your disease

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Partners Kids & Teens is a parallel study of childhood IBD.  Nearly one fourth of individuals with IBD are diagnosed during childhood or teenage years.  The needs of these young patients are different, as they are undergoing rapid physical and mental growth and development while coping with this illness.  By joining, kids and their parents will complete online surveys twice a year, and receive feedback directed at the specific quality of life issues affecting kids and teens with IBD.

For more information and to register, click HERE