Leading the Way in Science

For seven decades, we’ve led the way in funding scientific research to conquer arthritis. 

Clinical Trials

Participate in Clinical Trials

Search for arthritis-specific clinical trials based on arthritis type and location.

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What’s Happening in Research

The needs of arthritis patients anchor all our scientific endeavors.

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Our Impact Since 2018

for Osteoarthritis at 15 Institutions


for Juvenile Arthritis


for Rheumatology Workforce Development at 18 Institutions


Research Projects Supported

What We’re Doing

Advancing OA Treatments

Osteoarthritis affects over 30 million Americans and is the most common cause of disability. We aim to find ways to treat this disease and improve patients’ quality of life. 

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Advancing OA Treatments
Conquering Childhood Arthritis
What We’re Doing

Conquering Childhood Arthritis

We’re mobilizing patients and their families to engage in studies comparing the effectiveness of treatments for juvenile arthritis and funding research for more options. 

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What We’re Doing

Tackling Rheumatoid Arthritis

We’re convening passionate experts — from government to academia and beyond — to help accelerate research that tackles rheumatoid and other inflammatory types of arthritis.

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Tackling Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cultivating New Specialists
What We’re Doing

Cultivating New Specialists

The growing shortage of rheumatologists causes barriers to getting adequate care and reduces quality of life. We’re working to close the gap, especially in underserved areas. 

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Dr. Richard Lartey

Mathematician Who’s Making Arthritis History

Meet Richard Lartey, PhD, who is using his math skills to help validate a new kind of MRI technology that measures the status of cartilage and soft tissues in OA and other joint disorders.

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Scientists We’re Funding

Repurposing Drugs for OA?

Reza Jafarzadeh is evaluating if approved drugs may be effective to treat or prevent osteoarthritis.

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Latest ACR Guidelines for Managing RA
The American College of Rheumatology weighs in on rheumatoid arthritis treatments. What are the main takeaways?
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In Search of Drugs for Osteoarthritis
Learn about our workshop with the FDA to explore the challenges and potential solutions of developing new OA treatments.
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I Want to Contribute
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  • 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

    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.


Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

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 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... 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.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.


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.

Become a Volunteer

More About Volunteering


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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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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