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About ALF

Our Vision

A world without liver disease.

Our Mission

ALF’s mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Core Values

These values guide our work as volunteers and staff of the American Liver Foundation as we move toward our ultimate goal of a world without liver disease. By living these values every day, we offer hope to all those affected by liver disease.


Although liver disease is among the ten major causes of death in the United States, there was no national voluntary health agency devoted exclusively to combating liver diseases until 1976, when the American Liver Foundation was formed.

The American Liver Foundation was created in 1976 by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD). This organization of scientists and healthcare professionals was concerned with the rising incidence of liver disease and the lack of awareness among both the general public and the medical community. The mission, the programs and the services provided by American Liver Foundation complement the great work of AASLD.

No other voluntary organization in the nation provides a voice for the 30 million Americans with liver disease. Read about how this was accomplished in our timeline 40 Years in the Making created on our anniversary in 2016.

American Liver Foundation makes a measurable difference in the fight against liver disease by providing financial support for medical research, education for medical professionals, and advocacy and information for patients and their families, and by creating public awareness campaigns about liver wellness and disease prevention.

Who We Are

The American Liver Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with dedicated staff and national board of directors  who bring a range of medical expertise to bear on how we fulfill our mission. We are always seeking passionate individuals to join our organization. Visit our careers page to learn more.

What Sets Us Apart

These are some of the ways we are making a difference. We can do what we do because of support from our generous donors. Please join us in the fight against liver disease by learning how you can help.


Research is integral to the work of American Liver Foundation and is essential to improving treatment and finding cures. We award excellence with our Annual Research Awards.

Corporate Partnerships

We partner with companies large and small to touch the lives of those afflicted with liver disease and help brighten their outlook for the future.


Many forms of liver disease are preventable, and many more can be cured if detected early. Yet tens of thousands of people in the U.S. are living with liver disease and don’t even know it.

The Legacy Society

To recognize and honor those who have created a planned or deferred gift to ensure a better future for those living with liver disease.


The American Liver Foundation takes a leadership role in advocating legislative priorities on behalf of the millions of Americans living with liver disease and their families.

Leadership Giving Society

American Liver Foundation recognizes our most loyal and generous supporters who make significant contributions ensuring our mission is achieved.

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Last Updated on May 24, 2022


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