The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is committed to dramatically improving bone, muscle and joint health, and ending the epidemic of fragility fractures that strike millions of people worldwide.

One in three women and one in five men over the age of fifty will experience fractures brought about by osteoporosis. Personal suffering - including pain, disability and death - resulting from these fractures is severe, while the cost to health care systems and individuals is enormous. 


This suffering can be prevented and osteoporotic fractures effectively prevented, diagnosed and treated.

Your donation to IOF supports our efforts to:

  • Educate the public and medical professionals about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Publish scientific research to improve treatment and medical care
  • Convince policy-makers that osteoporosis and bone muscle and joint disorders must be made a priority in healthcare systems
  • Provide online support to people with osteoporosis, their families and friends, to help them engage in their health care and give them social and emotional support as well as credible information
  • Organize training conferences and meetings of health professionals and scientists that focus on these chronic diseases

Other ways to support IOF

Monthly Giving

Your monthly gifts provide IOF with a stable source of income we can count on to continue our work.

Tribute Circle

The Tribute Circle is a community of donors who have established funds in memory of a relative, friend or colleague.

Matching Gifts

Leverage your giving dollars by partnering with your employer. Workplace giving programs make a difference.

Stock Gifts

IOF is pleased to accept donations of shares of stock to support our vital work.

Planned Giving

Including IOF in your will is one of the easiest and most thoughtful ways to support our programs.


We value partnerships with foundations as they are in a unique position to support our work.

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