About the Arthritis Foundation

For over seven decades, the Arthritis Foundation has led the fight to conquer arthritis for nearly 60 million adults and hundreds of thousands of children in the United States living with the disease.

We envision a world where all people with arthritis are living a life without limits.

Arthritis Foundation Vision Statement
Our Mission

Our Promise

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

Our Promise

Our community of arthritis families and the Arthritis Foundation stands behind us every step of the way. We don’t ever want another family to have to go through the two lonely years we did thinking that nobody else’s child has this.

Sarah Cloud, Arthritis Patient and Parent of Son with Juvenile Arthritis; 2023 Arthritis Foundation Champion Award Winner
Our History

75 Years of Progress

On May 6, 1948, the Arthritis Foundation was founded with a goal to attack the challenges of arthritis through a national program to fund medical research and provide better medical services for patients. We’ve come a long way.

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75 Years of Progress
National Leadership Team
Our Leadership

National Leadership Team

Learn more about the people on our national leadership team and others who make the Arthritis Foundation such a successful nonprofit organization.

Meet The Team
Our Leadership

Our Board of Directors

2023 National Board Roster, led by National Board Chair Matt Mooney, is committed to keeping the Arthritis Foundation a strategic and successful nonprofit.

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Our Board of Directors

Annual Report

Our annual report contains more than financial information — you’ll read about new initiatives, meet inspiring patients and see solutions the entire arthritis community is helping make possible.

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Contact Us

Connect with the Arthritis Foundation national or local offices for more information on ways to donate, membership, media or partnership inquiries, volunteer opportunities, and more!

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News & Stories

We’re covering the latest developments in the world of arthritis to the stories of patients, caregivers, researchers and health care professionals, everything in between.

Read On

As we commemorate 75 years of groundbreaking history, we reflect on the Arthritis Foundation’s incredible progress while working tirelessly toward an ambitious future.

Steven Taylor, Arthritis Foundation President and CEO, 2023


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