You Make the Difference

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is pioneering discoveries to prevent, treat, and cure lupus by identifying and championing bold and novel research in this difficult disease.

We don’t receive federal funds to do this; we raise funds from people like you. And we need your help!

As a nonprofit organization [a 501(c)(3)], all contributions to the LRI are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The tax ID for the Lupus Research Institute is # 06-1565950.

Your contributions are used wisely; we send nearly 92 cents of every dollar contributed straight to the scientists in their laboratories searching for answers to lupus.

Will you consider helping us in one or more of the following ways? Donate, get involved, please come be a part of our race to pioneer discovery in lupus!

Make a Research Contribution
Your generous contributions help advance new science and high-impact studies to prevent, treat and cure lupus.

Text to Give
Text LUPUS to 50555 to make a $10.00 donation to the Lupus Research Institute.

Name a Research Grant
Create a legacy for your family or a loved one by sponsoring a novel lupus research grant.

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift
Make a donation in honor or remembrance of a loved one. We'll send a personalized card acknowledging your gift.

Mark Special Occasions
Support lupus research via wedding favors and gift registries.

Fuel Discoveries with Every Paycheck
All military, government, and U.S. Postal Service employees can contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign.

Give Stocks and Securities
Stock and securities can be gifted to fund lupus research and find better treatments and a cure.

Consider Estate Planning and Bequests
Make the Lupus Research Institute the beneficiary of a gift through trust agreements, life insurance, retirement accounts, and other forms of planned giving. By including the Lupus Research Institute in your Will, you help ensure support of our important mission-a mission to bring new ideas and new minds to lupus research to find better treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

Hold a Fundraising Event
Could you host a fundraising party or organize a special event to benefit the Lupus Research Institute? The dividends for lupus discovery could be larger than you imagine!

Join our NYC Young Leaders
Join the Young Leaders of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation -- a diverse group of professionals committed to the organization’s mission—to realize a Life Without Lupus. The NYC arm of the LRI, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is the nation’s first and preeminent nonprofit organization providing direct services, education, public awareness, and funding for lupus research.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email:

Donate by mail:
The Lupus Research Institute
330 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1701
New York, NY

Please include a contact name and address so that we can send you a receipt.

Donate by phone:
Call us at 212.812.9881. For major gifts, call Dorey Neilinger at extension 42.

The more than 1.5 Americans with lupus, and the millions more worldwide and the families who care for them, deeply thank you for your help.


Along with donating, there are many ways you can get involved—and make a big difference! See ideas