Pathways to Partnership

The Foundation offers a variety of options to partner with us in meaningful ways. Browse opportunities including cause marketing, event sponsorship, programmatic partnership, workplace giving and more.

Cause marketing

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Cause marketing is a great opportunity to garner increased consumer support, raise awareness and funds for a non-profit’s mission, and potentially boost company sales. Consumers are looking to make contributions that will positively impact their communities; 93% of consumers want to see more of the products and services they use support CSR.* Studies show that consumers will alter their buying behavior to favor those socially conscious companies. 89% of U.S. consumers is likely to switch brands to one associated with a cause, given comparable price and quality.*

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has built a trusted brand with a dedicated consumer base. Partnering through point of sales, product sales, check-out programs, or other customizable opportunities are a great opportunity to speak to new and existing partners on your commitment to helping local, regional or national communities across the country. Contact us today to discuss cause marketing opportunities with the Foundation.

*Source: Kim Lynes, Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study


Event sponsorship

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation offers multiple sponsorship levels for our signature national events that can be tailored to the goals of your organization. We can create custom proposals for a local, multimarket, or national opportunity. When you become an event sponsor, you connect with a passionate and driven community who work tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for the development of cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

By partnering with us, we can help:

  • Place your product or service in front of the greater IBD community
  • Give you direct access to powerful prospective customers
  • Share your efforts of corporate responsibility and community involvement

Three great events:

Take Steps: Our national walk program. Make a difference while connecting with other patients and loved ones impacted by Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis.

Team Challenge: Team Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program—but it's so much more than a race. We’re a supportive team who truly becomes like family. Join us for a 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, triathlon, IRONMAN®, cycle event, hike, & more. All abilities welcome!

spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures: You’ll never go further on a stationary bike at this high energy indoor cycling event.

Program partnership

You can help support our many essential programs—including support groups, online communities, education initiatives and more—by becoming a program partner! There are various ways to get involved, whether through our Education, Support and Advocacy programs, such as Camp Oasis, or through medical education seminars like Crohn’s & Colitis CongressContact us today to learn more about program partnerships.

Employee engagement

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Companies receive valuable positive recognition when they start a corporate team or volunteer in their communities. There are millions of people with IBD in the United States—patients and their loved ones represent a significant portion of consumers in our economy. Pitching in together couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fantastic way to build employee morale. There are many ways for organizations to encourage volunteerism! Contact us today to find out how, or visit our volunteer page to browse opportunities.

Workplace giving

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Workplace giving is an easy, safe, and cost-efficient way to make tax-deductible donations. When you give to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, you help improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by IBD. Your contributions will go a long way! Some of the more popular workplace giving programs offered by corporations include Donations through Payroll Deduction, Employee Matching Gifts, and Volunteer Support Programs.

Learn more about workplace giving