Workplace Giving
The CCFA Northeast Ohio Chapter is a member of Community Health Charities (CFC # is 54472).  Employees of corporations, federal agencies, and state/municipal governments nationwide have the option to give to CCFA through Community Health Charities which has more than 50 years of experience in workplace giving. Touch the lives of people you know and help someone you don't know. If you would like information on how to bring Community Health Charities to your workplace, please call us at (216) 524-7700 or email  Please check with your employer if you are part of a United Way campaign.

General Donations
Always appreciated! You can always mail them to our office, 4700 Rockside Road, Suite 425, Independence, OH 44131.

Membership - New & Renewals
Join or renew your membership, (216) 524-7700 or email

Honor a Loved One With a Tribute Donation
Making donations on behalf of others or in memory of others is a meaningful way of recognizing commitment to an important cause.  You can make a tribute or memorial donation and have us send a tribute card (suggested minimum donation $25.00). Your tribute gift can be mailed to our office with this Tribute form filled out or charged to a credit card by calling (216) 524-7700 or email

Advocacy initiatives
For more information on CCFA's national advocacy efforts, please email us at

Northeast Ohio Research Initiative

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) Northeast Ohio Research Initiative provides funding for the most promising research in the field of digestive diseases.  Our National Scientific Advisory Committee awards research grants on the basis of scientific merit to the best and brightest.

And the dollars we generate with the Northeast Ohio Research Initiative are just the beginning:  
    • For every dollar that CCFA invests in IBD research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests six dollars. 
    • A recent study found that 92% of CCFA-funded researchers CCFA are still conducting research in the field of IBD, and 88% are still doing research related        to their original CCFA grant.
    • For every dollar we raise through the Northeast Ohio Research Initiative, more than two dollars will come back to researchers in Ohio.

For more information about how you can make an impact in the area of research, please contact Catie Dargue,, or 216-524-7700 ext. 4.


Week-long overnight camp exclusively for children entering grades 2 through 11 with IBD.
Youth entering 12th grade are eligible to be Leaders in Training (LIT) and volunteers who are 19 or older
and high school graduates are welcome. This year 15 Northeast Ohio children attended  Camp in Fenton Michigan!

As one former camper explains:

"Camp Oasis means friends, fun, forgetting about everything that normally sets you apart from everyone else, learning more about your disease, feeling confident and knowing that everyone here knows what you are going through." 

View exclusive Video from Camp Oasis  here!