Individual Membership Basics

Why should I join CCFA?

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Joining CCFA gives you unique access to our services and information, while at the same time helping to support our three mission critical programs: research, education, and support services.

Our research program has provided more than $150 million for IBD research, with over $14.6 million invested this year. Educational workshops and symposia within CCFA's patient and professional services enable patients and family members to keep pace with the rapidly growing field of IBD research, treatment and quality of care. Our Information Resource Center provides information, guidance and support by masters-level health professionals five days a week.

Additionally, we offer more than 200 support groups across the United States, advocate to increase federal research funding and promote positive quality of life legislation for IBD patients, and run Camp Oasis, a multi-day summer camp program for young people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Who qualifies for membership?

CCFA individual/family membership is open to everyone.

How do I become a member?

There are three easy ways to become a member of CCFA:

  • Online via our secure server 800-932-2423 ext.4521
  • Mailing a check or credit card information to:

    CCFA National Processing Center
    P.O. Box 1245
    Albert Lea, MN 56007

When will my membership begin?

Your membership will begin after your initial dues are received and processed.  Membership is good for a full calendar year. 

When will I be asked to renew my CCFA membership?

Membership renewal reminders will be mailed to you at an address you provide in the fall before your membership expires.