What kind of organization is the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation?

The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is a United States federally recognized 501(c)3 organization. Corporations which receive such non-profit status are subject to strict standards of governing and of financial accountability. A Board of Directors carefully guides the organization to adhere to the letter and spirit of the laws which regulate non-profits.

The RPF conducts activities in accordance with its bylaws which demonstrate a recognized charitable purpose. More about the charitable mission of the RPF can be found on our About page.

Some important implications of being a non-profit charity:

  • Financial contributions to the organization are tax deductible for US taxpayers.
  • All official activities of the organization must support its mission.
  • The organization is governed by an elected Board of Directors who do not directly profit from governing the organization.
  • Annual reports are made open to inspection.
Our Tax Id number is 27-4991088

More information about non-profits:

Annual Reports

RPF annual reports highlight the accomplishments and activities of each given year.

2017 Annual Report (click here to download)

2016 Annual Report (click here to download)

2015 Annual Report (click here to download)

2014 Annual Report (click here to download)

2013 Annual Report (click here to download)

2012 Annual Report (click here to download)