IFFGD, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, is a Public Charity designated under the U.S. IRS code 501(c)(3). We are a registered nonprofit education and research organization.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

IFFGD was founded in 1991 by one person struggling with the challenges imposed by a chronic GI disorder. Many others, from all walks of life, have joined with us.

We work with patients, families, physicians, nurses, practitioners, investigators, regulators, employers, and others to:

  • broaden understanding about GI disorders,
  • support or encourage research, and
  • improve digestive health in the adults and children.
IFFGD's Activities and Accomplishments
public educationprogessional educationraising awarenessadvocacy activitiesfunding researchleadership

Advocate for change

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What it means to be an advocate – someone who speaks out and works with others to create meaningful, positive change. Let your voice be heard.

Taking Action for Digestive Health

The Functional GI and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017

Make Your Voice Heard