What We Do

For over 46 years, the Gluten Intolerance Group has been a leading resource for the gluten-free community. Despite how far we've come after almost five decades, we still have work to do! We understand the challenges you face, and are here to support you from all angles. Lean on one of our support groups, pour over our resources, and take comfort in our dedication to keeping your food safe. Check out all of what we do here at GIG--it just may surprise you!

Our Mission

The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) is making life easier for everyone living gluten-free.

Our Vision

To create a unified gluten-free community, where all persons living gluten-free feel confident, supported, and can eat safely (at home or away).

Everyone living gluten-free is on a journey! Whether you or your child have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, you are curious if gluten-sensitivity could be the cause of your health problem, or you are a gluten-free guru who wants to stay on top of the latest information and research, we are so glad that you found us!

Support Groups

Did you know GIG was established in 1974 and started as a local support group? That mindset continues today with a total of 91 youth and adult support groups across the globe. Social support plays an important role in living successfully gluten-free. Plus, it's a fun way to connect with like-minded people and share tips, restaurants, and recipes.

Generation GF

Building confidence in kids, teens, and young adults is a priority for GIG. Our Generation GF program offers kid-friendly resources, gluten-free camps, and opportunities to connect with other gluten-free kids through our Mentorship Project and events like our GF Teen Summit.


Education is paramount for GIG. Our education initiatives span from resources and printables right here on our website, to school nurse outreach, to speaking engagements with the medical community and food industry.

Our Research

Did you know GIG is the organization behind your most-trusted food certification organization? Did you know we are science-obsessed? Our team of food safety experts in our Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) is committed to studying ingredients to determine whether or not they are safe for gluten-free consumers. Our research efforts allow us to make data-driven decisions about what kinds of ingredients present a risk, and guide our determination about which products earn our GFCO seal of approval. We let science be our guide.

GFCO Certification Program

Our Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) team works with manufacturers across the globe to ensure that products bearing our Certified GF mark are safely gluten-free, with 10 ppm of gluten or less--stricter than the FDA standard.

GFFS Validation Program

Our Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program is working with restaurants, hospitals, senior living facilities, and college campuses to ensure that they are serving food that is validated to be gluten-free.

Annual Reports

The Gluten Intolerance Group(GIG)is a registered 501 (c)3 organization and all donations received are tax deductible. GIG is recognized as one of America’s Best Charities (ABC) and we have received a Platinum Rating from Guidestar, one of the largest sources of information regarding non-profits.


The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2016 Annual Report

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The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2017 Annual Report

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The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2018 Annual Report

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The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2019 Annual Report

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