Invest to Care & Cure

Since 1967, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation has been the leading private investor of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) research, playing a role in every breakthrough discovery. Simultaneously, we have driven critical programs and services improving the lives of patients and their families. Thanks to the support of donors who have enabled our work, the landscape of IBD care today is vastly different than when the Foundation was first founded.

With your generosity, this work can accelerate toward our vision of a future free from Crohn's and colitis. Our current priorities in mission-critical investments support the goals outlined in our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. We hope you will join us by making a generous gift to support our priorities in research, education, support, and advocacy. You can support a project most meaningful to you and your family and ensure that the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is able to advance the initiatives that are making a lasting difference in the IBD community.

A few of the priorities for which we are currently looking for significant financial partners are:

Increasing the knowledge of disease factors through collaborative, multi-institutional projects

Advancing basic science essential to progress in new diagnostics and therapies

Groundbreaking research to impact patients in the foreseeable future

Engaging patients to advance research and new treatments

Improving the quality of IBD care by promoting patient and provider partnerships

Providing educational tools and support services to empower patients and caregivers

  • Educational campaigns in topics like coping with IBD, surgery and IBD, and financial management
  • Camp Oasis for pediatric patients
  • Support resources like the IBD Help Center

Advocating to protect IBD patients' access to care


These are just a few of the initiatives that you can support. To learn about how you can invest in specific areas of the Foundation's work, please contact Allison Coffey at (917) 476-6511 or