Specific missions vary, but the general focus of an arthritis foundation is to advocate on behalf of the afflicted, to raise money for research and to educate the community at large, notes the Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis National Research Foundation are two such organizations.
These foundations guide families affected by arthritis and provide access to resources necessary for curbing the condition. They fund scientific research to discover more about arthritis and find treatment. People participate in the course by making donations to help in research, says the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Arthritis foundations work with caregivers to provide support to patients through educational and interactive programs. They also create support programs for families.