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Track Your Donation

See how your donations develop into research and treatment. 

The Journey of Your Donation

The Foundation uses a peer review process, in which scientists and experts examine research proposals for rigor, integrity and quality. Simply put: only the best of the best are funded.

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1. Donate

The patient, rheumatology and pharmaceutical communities come together and make investments that fund essential research and training grants.

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2. Select.

Expert peer reviewers examine applications and score them against rigorous criteria. Applications are ranked and sent to the Scientific Advisory Council, which makes funding recommendations to the Board of Directors.

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3. Approve.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors review and approve the funding recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Council.

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4. Award.

The Foundation notifies and distributes funds to applicants selected through the peer review process and approved by the Board of Directors.

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5. Impact.

Foundation-supported researchers and educators advance research and training to build a stronger workforce and create better patient outcomes.

Funding the Best with Certainty

Charity Navigator has awarded the Foundation four stars, the highest possible, for 15 consecutive years as a result of its transparency and utilization of funds.


Give today and help transform the future for millions of people living with rheumatic disease.