“It's Time2Know, Time2Understand!” 
                                                                                                                              Daniel Samson


Who We Are and What We Do

The National Vitiligo Foundation Inc. (NVFI) is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of vitiligo, a disease that impacts 1-2% of the population worldwide, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its physical and psychological impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by vitiligo.

A Comprehensive Strategy

Vitiligo is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive strategy. Across the nation, we bring together all stakeholders with an interest in vitiligo to:

  • Lead special research initiatives, fund innovative studies, and advocate for increased public and private investment in vitiligo research to advance the science and medicine of vitiligo;
  • Translate research findings into useful programs, information and tools for people with vitiligo, and ensure health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease;
  • Conduct outreach efforts to increase public understanding of vitiligo, and share stories of those who suffer from the disease to rally public support to join the fight to end vitiligo; and,  
  • Provide caring support to people with vitiligo, their families and their caregivers, and help guide them through the strategies of living with vitiligo.

Help Us Solve The Vitiligo Mystery!

If you join the fight, we will not have to concede victory to vitiligo. With your support and involvement, we will be able to solve the mystery of vitiligo in our lifetime and end its devastating impact on millions of lives.

About our Programs and Services

The National Vitiligo Foundation Inc. convene vitiligo experts, implements strategies, provides resources, and rallies support nationwide to help solve the mystery of vitiligo.


The National Vitiligo Foundation seeks to advance the science and medicine of vitiligo. We convene experts from many medical specialties to identify the most urgent scientific challenges, and aggressively pursue an agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions.

Education & Support

We are here to listen, to provide answers, and to give caring support. Our priority is to answer questions, provide tools, resources, and referrals to doctors who treat vitiligo, and help guide individuals and their families affected by vitiligo toward a better quality of life.


We advocate on behalf of all people with vitiligo, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. We educate government officials and industry leaders on the urgent need to expand public and private investment in vitiligo research, education programs, and support services.

National Network

Our National Network is composed of chapters and support groups in communities throughout the United States. As a united force, we lead a nationwide movement to solve the mystery of vitiligo and improve the quality of life for all people who suffer from its impact.

Donor Support

The National Vitilligo Founation Inc. is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 20-1493185. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


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