Become a Member

We need your help to continue our work to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


When you become a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, you are supporting research, education, support, and advocacy programs that enhance the quality of life for the 1 in 100 Americans living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Membership Options

Our memberships are open to anyone who wants to support IBD patients! Becoming a member gives you unique access to our services and information, including scientific journals, articles, information on local and national initiatives. and special email updates.

Individual Membership

This membership is available to everyone! As part of your membership, you’ll receive an “I Can’t Wait” membership card as well as access to our twice-yearly research newsletter, Under the Microscope.

Professional Membership

This membership is open to health professionals and researchers. Your membership will help establish you as a leader and specialist in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. We will help you keep pace with this fast growing field with a multitude of resources including:

  • A complimentary subscription to our monthly journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

  • A significant discount to the  Crohn’s & Colitis Congress®, the must-attend meeting for all IBD professionals co-developed and produced by the Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

  • Access to IBD Circle, a trusted online source for  professional advice, collaboration, support, and vital practice resources to help deliver quality patient care


Your Membership Dollars Support the Foundation

Your membership supports critical programs that are vital for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

  • Our research programs have funded millions of dollars of IBD research.

  • Our educational workshops and events help patients and their families understand the latest in IBD research, treatment, and quality of care.

  • We offer more than 200 in-person support groups across the United States.

  • We advocate alongside patients, caregivers, researchers and health professionals to increase federal research funding and promote positive quality of life legislation for IBD patients.

  • We host thousands of teens and children with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis at our renowned summer camp program, Camp Oasis.