Leading the Fight Against Lupus

The nonprofit S.L.E. Lupus Foundation leads the nation in providing patient programs, education, public awareness, and funding for novel lupus research on the national level.

Since its founding in 1970 by families with lupus, the Foundation has helped tens of thousands of people with lupus and their families and friends cope with the anxieties and confusion that accompany daily living with a complex and dangerous chronic illness.

Headquartered in New York City, the Foundation promotes early diagnosis of lupus and provides support to people with the illness—especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York City—through public service campaigns, public education programs and community outreach efforts. It vigorously addresses racial disparities in lupus through community-based programs that model effective management of chronic disease in minority women.

The Foundation also funds lupus research grants and fellowship awards for new investigators in the New York region and supports innovative novel research nationwide in partnership with the Lupus Research Institute (LRI).

As a member of the LRI’s “National Coalition” of state and local lupus organizations, the Foundation helps make the Patient Voice for Lupus Research heard on Capitol Hill and around the nation.    

New York Headquarters:
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
330 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1701
New York, NY 10001
T: 212.685.4118 or
800.74.LUPUS (toll free)
F: 212.545.1843
Email: lupus@lupusny.org