Arthritis Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$2,131 raised by 26 donors

21% complete

$10,000 Goal

The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability, while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy, and community connections.

A Trusted Source for Over 70 Years

In 1948, the founders of the Arthritis Foundation envisioned a voluntary organization that would lead an attack against the oldest group of diseases known to humankind. Then, there was very little interest in arthritis. Today, we push arthritis into the public eye and are on the leading edge of changing the future. We’re motivated by how far we’ve come – and how important our current work is for the years ahead.

Our Focus 

Scientific Discovery
Accelerate progress in new and better diagnostics and treatments, achieve results faster with an inclusive approach.

Help & Support
Make a major difference in the lives of people with arthritis through personalized attention and expert guidance – whenever, wherever.

Advocacy & Access
Be the most respected, authoritative voice for people with arthritis to regulators, insurers, employers and policymakers.

Juvenile Arthritis
Meet the unique needs of JA families with practical services and support to improve their lives every step of the way.

Your Money At Work

Since 1948 $500,000,000 invested in arthritis research. Arthritis Foundation-funded scientists were key to the discovery of biologics and other major interventions, changing the future for all forms of arthritis.

In the past 5 years, we’ve invested $25 million to boost juvenile arthritis research through partnerships with the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and other collaborators.

$4 million invested in Juvenile Arthritis Camps and Conferences. Through life-changing camps and our JA Conference, including travel awards, more kids, teens and young adults were able to connect with others living with JA.

Through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, we connected people online and in-person. 10,000 people participated in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessments, one of the largest of its kind patient-reported outcomes studies. There are now 150 Local Live Yes! Connect Groups in communities across the country.

From securing 26 new pieces of legislation in 20 states to supporting the introduction the Safe Step Act to both the House and Senate, our work in the public sector is positioning arthritis as a health care priority. We helped secure more than 135 state legislative victories in all 50 states, plus Washington, DC, since 2014.


The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability. We’re championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections. Online and in person (when safe again), the Live Yes! Arthritis Community empowers people to connect with others and live their best life.


Current needs of our organization includes: committee members, general volunteers, event support, and more.

Equity Statement

The Arthritis Foundation empowers all people with arthritis to live their best life. We fight for a better quality of life for every person. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion for all communities without bias or barriers based on age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, economic condition, or religious affiliation.

- We welcome unique perspectives and experiences to advance our mission and progress our fight for access to quality healthcare for every person.

- We value the unique qualities and experiences of all individuals, and we’re passionate about expanding our practice of creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity.

- We believe that everyone who cares about our cause — every donor, volunteer, advocate, patient and employee — should have equal access to our programs, services, initiatives and opportunities.

- We commit to embracing a diverse and inclusive community that represents, reflects, and values the unique characteristics, experiences, and viewpoints of our employees, volunteers, donors, partners, and the communities we serve.

Together, we champion a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the voices and perspectives of all.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

Online Volunteering

Jingle Bell Run 5K Committee Member


Ongoing opportunity

Online Volunteering

Local Leadership Board Member


Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Arthritis Foundation


Health Care, Medical/Scientific Research

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Hood, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1349 Empire Central Drive Suite 340
Dallas, TX 75247



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