History

     The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California is the new name of a nonprofit organization with a ten-year history. The Celiac Sprue Research Foundation (CSRF) was founded as a non-profit public charity in 2002 by Stanford chemist and engineer Chaitan Khosla, in collaboration with Gary Gray, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, and others in the Stanford community, in an effort to find a drug therapy for celiac disease. In 2005, Stanford University licensed the technology to Alvine Pharmaceuticals, which continues to develop that product.
     In 2007, CSRF began sponsoring Camp Celiac in cooperation with The Taylor Family Foundation, the YMCA, and the East Bay Regional Parks District.The Celiac Sprue Research Foundation was transferred to the community under new leadership in early 2012. Renamed as the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California (CCFNC), it continues to administer Camp Celiac. CCFNC expanded its community services by absorbing North Bay Celiacs, a nonprofit community group, and continues to offer those resources, including support groups affiliated with the Celiac Disease Foundation.