Individual Membership

As a patient, caregiver, or supporter, you can become a Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. We will keep you up-to-date on research, education, and support initiatives through national eNewsletters; local chapter eNewsletters; our research newsletter, Under the Microscope; as well as special email updates.


You will receive a membership card with “I Can’t Wait” language on the back to help you explain Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to the outside world. You will be able to easily connect with our community of patients and caregivers, and help support those who are suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. This important resource can be provided free of charge to anyone with IBD who may need it. To request a card, please email your name and mailing address to [email protected]. 


Most important, you will have the gratification of knowing that you are advancing research for better quality of life and eventual cures for those living with IBD.



What are our different membership levels and dues?

Membership categories include:

  • Associate—$30
  • Partner—$50
  • Supporting Member—$100
  • Contributing Member—$250
  • Patron Member—$500
  • Research Leader—$1,000

Are membership gifts tax deductible?

Yes, membership gifts are tax deductible.

What are the benefits of membership?

Membership benefits for all levels include:

  • Membership card and "I Can't Wait" card
  • Annual subscription to Under the Microscope, a bi-annual research and news bulletin
  • Special email updates
  • National and Local chapter eNewsletters
  • Invitations to educational and fundraising events
  • Free participation in group support services hosted by your local chapter

When will I receive my member benefits?

Once your membership dues are received and processed you will be sent a welcome package including: an acknowledgement letter which serves as a receipt for your gift, a membership card with your membership level on the front and "I Can't Wait" on the back. These packets typically mail four to six weeks after your gift is received. Your initial packet will be followed by your subscriptions to Under the Microscope, emails, news bulletins, and other periodic updates from your local chapter.

What is Under The Microscope?

Under the Microscope is a research and news bulletin that is published twice a year—it is also a benefit of your membership in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. The bulletin includes a variety of relevant information such as new research projects, clinical trials, conference notes, and breaking news about partnerships and grants.

How do I request a replacement membership kit?

To request a replacement membership, please contact us at 800-932-2423 ext.4521 or [email protected].

How do I address billing discrepancies?

To address billing discrepancies, please contact us at 800-932-2423 ext.4521  or [email protected].