How We Get Closer to a Cure

ANRF funds grants to early career scientists at a time when their ideas are ready for development into research, when support is critical and the unknown could be the path to treatments and cures that change millions of lives.


Arthritis Research Leads to Arthritis Cures

Since 1970, the ANRF has funded arthritis research to understand the causes, prevention and development of new treatments for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. The sustainability of the organization is guided by the Board of Directors, the staff and a five-year strategic plan.


To provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases

240 +

Scientists Funded

360 +

Grants Awarded

Top 1%

of US Charities

Meet the Board of Directors

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the ANRF Board of Directors provides leadership supervision and provides oversight to the organization, assuring financial accountability, policy compliance and assurance strategy is set and goals are met. The ANRF’s Board of Directors is comprised of professionals with different backgrounds and expertise, all who are passionate about the impact of arthritis research.

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