The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. in New York City.
Core values—defined as principles, standards, or qualities considered inherently worthwhile or desirable—are the bedrock of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s organizational culture. We are COMPASSIONATE about patients’ struggles, as we remain supportive, proactive, and hopeful. We are HONEST about how we conduct our activities and are accurate in reporting information and the outcomes of our efforts.
We have the proven strength, experience, and reputation to LEAD in inspiring vision and using that vision to create and implement mission programs. We engage and COLLABORATE with every IBD constituency because we know that we can only truly achieve our mission by working together. We strive to create an INCLUSIVE culture that welcomes, respects, and values differences while seeking out opportunities to safeguard against inequalities and disparities.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has provided more than $446 million for research on the treatment and cures of IBD. We fund a set of priority research initiatives: multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research projects targeting areas of science with a high probability of advancing treatment. Since our founding in 1967, the Foundation has played a role in every major breakthrough in IBD research.