We are committed to dedicating 90% of all gifts to programs that benefit the community.  We average 25-30 "active volunteers" year around, who donate an average minimum of 30 minutes a week to helping the team, but many donate much more.  In 2017, our volunteers logged over 6,000 hours working on programs to help our community, resulting in $180,000 worth in donated contractor fees.  This type of commitment has enabled IFAA to bring major impact, and this, combined with the generous gifts from our supporters and sponsors, will allow IFAA to continue forward as a leader in the community.

We rely on the generosity of sponsored supporters and the kind gifts from the community to continue telling the truth about the realities of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases with arthritis as a major component.  

We do this by utilizing the patient voice to influence advocacy, education, and research.  

  • Our work helps educate the public and practitioners so those living with these diseases will be understood and diagnosed early.  
  • Ensuring the patient voice is heard in both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic research and disease management options will result in better therapies for individual needs, so future generations of patients can have improved quality of life, a better chance to achieve remission, and less permanent damage and disability. 

It is our responsibility as a public run charity to inform our supporters exactly, dollar for dollar, how we spend our grants and donations, specifically how those dollars are used to give back to the community.  We are proud of the impact we have achieved since our inception in 2011, and look forward to what next year will bring as we continue to ramp up our efforts. 

Additional information about our organization can also be found at www.GuideStar.org, the main resource for investigating charity transparency.