Collaborative Partners for Arthritis Research

Collaborations are at the heart of successfully reaching mutual goals. At ANRF, our goal is to cure arthritis through research. Each of our collaborative partners feels just as passionately as we do about the need for research to find more effective treatments and cures. We are proud to partner with these organizations.

Arthritis Research Partners

The Sontag Foundation

The Sontag Foundation

From 2001-2011, The Sontag Foundation partnered with the ANRF to sponsor The Sontag Foundation Fellow of the Arthritis National Research Foundation to support rheumatoid arthritis research. In 2011, Rick and Susan Sontag had a different idea as to how they would like to support RA research. The Sontag’s had decided that instead of supporting projects year-to-year they would like to do something a bit more substantial and awarded ANRF with a check for one million dollars to support rheumatoid arthritis research well into the future.

The Arthritis National Research Foundation is so thankful to have The Sontag Foundation as our partner and invite you to read more about their gift or click here to learn more about The Sontag Foundation.


American Federation For Aging Research

Since 2012, AFAR has partnered with the Arthritis National Research Foundation to support an arthritis project related to the aging process. Founded in 1981, AFAR has championed the cause and supported the funding of science in healthier aging and age-related medicine. To address the shortage of physicians and researchers dedicated to the science of healthier aging, AFAR funds physicians and scientists probing the fundamental mechanisms of aging, as well as specific diseases associated with aging populations.

Click here to learn more about the ANRF/AFAR grant. Learn more about AFAR at


National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s largest nonprofit serving those with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our priority is to provide the information and services for people to take control of their condition, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through our education and advocacy initiatives, NPF has funded more than $10 million in psoriatic disease research grants and fellowships.

“I am pleased and excited about this collaboration between the ANRF and the National Psoriasis Foundation. The need for research in psoriatic arthritis exceeds the capabilities of any one organization. The research grant to be funded in partnership by the ANRF and the NPF represents just the sort of support that is needed to make a difference for those suffering from psoriatic arthritis.” – Michael Siegel, Ph.D. – Director of Research Programs, NPF

Click here to learn more about the psoriatic arthritis research grant. Learn about the National Psoriasis Foundation at or call 800.723.9166

Arthritis Community Partners

Arthritis Introspective

Arthritis Introspective

Arthritis Introspective (AI) was created to support an often-overlooked population: individuals living with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases during young- and middle-aged adulthood. These individuals often hear that they’re too young to have arthritis or even that they don’t look sick. Young- and middle-aged adults face unique obstacles as they work to balance the demands of education, relationships, careers, and family through the reality of living with a challenging chronic disease. AI is a dynamic group that addresses the emotional, social, and practical challenges of living with arthritis through wellness education, national meetings, and support groups.

AI is proud to be the support-group partner for the Arthritis National Research Foundation, filling a need for the arthritis community and working together to find a cure.

Learn more about Arthritis Introspective at



CreakyJoints, part of the non-profit Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), is an education, support and advocacy organization for people with all forms of arthritis and rheumatic disease. Founded in 1999 by arthritis patient Seth Ginsberg, CreakyJoints has grown from the original arthritis Online Patient Community to a robust organization of 70,000 registered members, and according to Facebook, the most popular arthritis community in the world.

CreakyJoints delivers its arthritis news and information with a side of humor on its website ( and popular Facebook page ( CreakyJoints is also active on Twitter (@CreakyJoints), hosting chats featuring guest experts on topics relevant to arthritis. CreakyJoints is a supportive network created by patients for patients. Membership is free.

CreakyJoints collaborates with the Arthritis National Research Foundation to connect patients’ voices with research priorities. Patient engagement in research leads to better treatments for arthritis.

Visit today to see how you can get involved.


The Blue Ribbon Project

One of the goals when The Blue Ribbon Project (TBRP) was formed, was to raise funds that would support arthritis research. TBRP chose the Arthritis National Research Foundation, because of the high percentage of donations going directly to research with very low administrative costs. Over the past few years, TBRP has come to realize ANRF’s true devotion to finding a cure for everyone who is living with arthritis. ANRF searches for unique ways to involve people who will in turn join in the effort to find a cure!

At The Blue Ribbon Project, we are committed to continuing our quest to find creative and greater ways to raise funding for research. We will continue to donate to ANRF as we are assured that funding research will one day bring the answers for a cure!

Learn more about The Blue Ribbon project at


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