The Lupus Foundation of America, also commonly known as LFAsm, is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. We envision a life free of lupus.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.

We will greatly step up our fundraising efforts to ensure we reach our disease-specific goals:

Reduce Time to Diagnosis


Reduce the time to diagnosis


Arsenal of Treatments


Ensure people with lupus have an arsenal of safe and effective treatments 




Expand direct services and increase access to treatment and care



What We Do

The Lupus Foundation of America implements programs of research, education and advocacy in order to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus.

Who We Are

The Foundation’s officers, advisors and staff set goals and agendas to meet the most urgent challenges in lupus research and treatment.


The Lupus Foundation of America is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 43-1131436. The Foundation is highly rated by the major charity oversight organizations.

Contact Us

Contact information for the Lupus Foundation of America national office in Washington, DC and its network of chapters around the country.