The Rainin Foundation’s health grantmaking underscores our commitment to investing early in novel approaches, and our belief that collaboration among investigators and across disciplines can have the greatest impact in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research. Our health funding focuses on three grant programs.

Innovator Awards

Funds one-year research projects that have the potential to push the boundaries of mainstream IBD research. Learn more.

Breakthrough Awards

Provides additional support to our Innovator Award grantees who have demonstrated significant progress towards their goals. Invitation only. Learn more.

Synergy Awards

Encourages investigators with diverse expertise to pool their knowledge and resources towards a goal they could not achieve independently. Available exclusively to Innovations Symposium attendees. Learn more.