The Rainin Foundation believes that partnerships and collaborations allow for the biggest impact in research. We invest in bold ideas and special projects that have the potential to lead to scientific breakthroughs for researchers and people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).


These reports and guides extend our grantmaking impact and advance our mission in complementary ways.

The Rainin Foundation joined forces with OpenBiome to explore Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) as a potentially transformative therapy for IBD. This report provides:

  • an overview of the current state of the field
  • insights on the promise of FMT for IBD

View the report.

We partnered with the Philanthropy Advisory Service of the Milken Institute to learn how strategic philanthropic investments can change the trajectory of IBD research. A Giving Smarter Guide includes:

  • the current state of research and promising directions
  • research barriers and critical funding gaps
  • potential solutions for addressing challenges

View the guide.

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