Grantors & Sponsors
The generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations help fund our advocacy, research, and education initiatives. We gratefully accept these contributions and grants with the understanding that the ICA retains full responsibility for, and control of, the shape and substance of our programs and activities. The efforts of corporate and foundation sponsors help make positive changes; however, ICA sponsors do not dictate the content of our work. The ICA also does not accept advertisement dollars.
We are making great strides thanks in part to the generous support from our corporate and foundation sponsors. Email the ICA to learn about sponsorship opportunities. Or, make an unrestricted online donation.
The ICA publicly discloses contributions received from corporations in the Form 990. The list below provides the aggregate amount of support provided by foundations and corporations. Many of these links go to commercial sites and contain promotional material not necessarily endorsed by the ICA.
Awareness initiatives were funded by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U58DP002936-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
AkPharma, Inc. makes Prelief, an over-the-counter food acid reducer shown to reduce bladder pain and urinary urgency. Independent research concluded that Prelief is superior to other IC interventions, including surgery, bladder instillations, and oral therapies. Results are published in Urology (Jan. 2008: Vol.17, 62 to 66) (www.prelief.com).
Desert Harvest provides special over-the-counter aloe vera formulas specifically designed to target the symptoms of interstitial cystitis (www.desertharvest.com).
Endo Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals used to treat and manage pain and other conditions (www.endo.com), including the lidocaine patch, Lidoderm.
Johnson & Johnson, the distributor of Elmiron, embraces research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people (www.jnj.com).
MediciGlobal is a specialty patient recruitment-retention firm serving the clinical trials industry (www.mediciglobal.com).
Mission Pharmacal is the distributor of Uribel which is used to treat the symptoms of irritative voiding and symptoms of urinary tract discomfort that accompany lower urinary tract infections, such as inflammation, spasms, and pain. It is also used to treat urinary tract symptoms caused by diagnostic procedures. (www.uribelinfo.com)
Ortho-McNeil is the distributor of Elmiron, the first and only oral medication FDA-approved specifically for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (www.orthoelmiron.com).
Pfizer committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life (www.pfizer.com).
Purdue Pharma L.P., a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by physicians, is focused on meeting the needs of healthcare providers and the patients in their care. They are known for our pioneering research on persistent pain, a principal cause of human suffering (www.purduepharma.com).
Taiho concentrates all its intellect and passion on the creation of innovative pharmaceuticals (www.taiho.co.jp/english).
TARIS Biomedical® is a product-focused drug delivery company (manufacturer of LiRis) treating genitourinary conditions with deep domain expertise in the local delivery and sustained release of therapeutics to target tissues (www.tarisbiomedical.com).
Trillium Therapeutics Inc. is a privately-owned biopharmaceutical company with two main areas of focus: cytoprotection and immune regulation. The Company's cytoprotection programs are based upon a recombinant form of heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (www.trilliumtherapeutics.com).
Tyler Media is a media company consisting of five radio stations, three TV stations, and an outdoor advertising company. The Tyler family has been in the media business for nearly 50 years. (www.tylermedia.com)
Uroplasty, the manufacturer of Urgent PC, is a global medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the minimally invasive treatment of voiding dysfunctions and pelvic disorders including (www.uroplasty.com).
Revised October 4, 2012