About the Gluten Intolerance Group

The Gluten Intolerance Group, also known as GIG, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by private donations, including the Combined Federal Campaign, United Way Designated Giving, Employer Matching Funds, as well as proceeds from memberships, and the sale of products and services. We rely on your tax deductible contributions. 85% or more of our revenue is used to support our programs.

Local Branches

Click here for a complete list of GIG’s local branches.

GIG Board

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Medical Advisory Board

Click here to view GIG’s Medical Advisory Board.

GIG Message

GIG is your partner in helping those with gluten-related disorders live full, healthy and productive lives. GIG is the leader in patient and professional support nationally through outreach programs and services. GIG provides scientific, evidence-based information.


GIG’s Mission is to support persons wih gluten intolerances, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, through consumer and industry services and programs that positively promote healthy lives.

GIG’s Branches fulfill GIG’s mission on a local and regional level through programs tailored to their communities.


The vision of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America is one of mutual support, acceptance, and respect for all persons living with gluten-related disorders. GIG envisions a united gluten intolerant community in which all persons feel they are healthy, are positively nurtured to live life to the fullest, and are involved and contributing citizens. GIG seeks to fulfill our vision by embracing and modeling:

Caring Compassion
Honesty Transparency
Creativity Positive Attitude
Humor Joy
Knowledge Being Informed
Open-mindedness Acceptance


GIG values and seeks to encourage and support individuals, organizations, and companies whose work and lives exhibit:

Community-mindedness Interconnection Teamwork
Collaboration Esperit de corps Loyalty
Accountability Integrity Personal & professional responsibility
Proactivity Leadership Positive community involvement


GIG follows the Principles of Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations, and Health on the Net guidelines.

Contact Information

31214 124th Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Phone: 253-833-6655
Fax: 253-833-6675


8:00 am – 4:00 pm Pacific Monday – Friday

Office Holidays (Office is Closed):

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Presidents’ Day (third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

This website is supported by the generous contributions of donors and members of the Gluten Intolerance Group. No commercial funds support this site. Links to the sites listed below are provided as paid advertising, having met the advertising policies of GIG. Contact GIG for Ad policies and information.