The IBD Research Foundation was established in 2008 as an initiative of EFCCA, in order to help EFCCA associations serve their members who would like to contribute to research. Fundraising efforts focus on associations which do not have their own fundraising organization, making available funds for research which otherwise would not have been available. The Foundation is open to collaboration with other organizations which support IBD research, in order to support larger IBD research projects together. By supporting IBD related research, the foundation aims to improve IBD treatment and thus contribute to a better quality of life of people with IBD. The ultimate aim of the foundation remains to conquer Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis by finding a cure.