Mission and Vision

The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability. We champion the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections. In person and online, our Live Yes! Arthritis Network empowers people to connect with others and live their best life.

What We Do: Conquer Arthritis

By advancing research, advocacy and disease management support, the Arthritis Foundation helps you navigate the many challenges arthritis brings. The Live Yes! Arthritis Network makes it easy to make powerful connections that lead to real, meaningful change.

Science

We were key to making biologics a reality, changing the trajectory of arthritis and setting the stage for more promising breakthroughs. Today, we’re helping grow new cartilage and creating an arthritis vaccine. Our work in OA alone will benefit over 30 million Americans. Engaging the world’s most creative minds, we’re accelerating the development of new treatments, committed to finding a cure. Track your own health with Live Yes! Insights while contributing to research that shapes the future of arthritis.

Advocacy

Our passionate army of over 150,000 everyday citizens is on top of the latest policy issues, making sure new laws get enacted to protect us all. Together, we’re breaking down barriers on state and federal levels — pursuing optimal care that makes treatments more affordable and less cumbersome. We’re also demanding more research dollars and helping close the gap in the rheumatologist shortage. Through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, we’re taking action to make a lasting difference.

Help & Support

Providing trusted information, powerful health tracking tools and numerous ways to connect with others, the Arthritis Foundation is your go-to place for managing arthritis. We educate, encourage and empower — through unique resources, both in person and online, when and where you need us. You’ll get personalized help and support in the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, at your fingertips and face to face.

Juvenile Arthritis

Since we began, the Arthritis Foundation has upheld our unwavering promise to assist families living with juvenile arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic conditions. Nearly 300,000 families in the U.S. deal with JA. We’ll help you find what you need through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network: Connections with other families who understand. Life-changing information and tips. And a caring community to help guide you along the way.

I Want to Contribute
I Need Help
  • Donate

    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer

    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner

    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.

Donate


Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, and more.

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.


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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 


How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Partner


Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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