We’ve Got a Grant For That!

The amount of resources available in the form of grants for various types of organizations, from non-profits to regular businesses and even individuals is incredible. Funding organizations put together plans to help people whether they are in peril or they need some assistance reaching a certain goal. Unless you investigated it further you probably would never know about the vast number of grants available out there. The grant industry has a very clear response to that, “We’ve got a grant for that!”

These grants range from funding for little league teams, all the way to research funding for worldwide issues such as terminal disease. While perusing through the variety of grants out there, I came upon one that caught my eye, in reference to IBD.

What is Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is the term used to describe a disorder that involves chronic inflammation of your digestive tract and includes several different symptoms.

Types of IBD include:

Ulcerative colitis- This is a condition that will usually cause long-lasting inflammation and sores also known as ulcers, in the inner lining of the large intestine.

Crohn’s disease- This condition is a different type of IBD and is usually characterized by inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract. It is often known to spread deep into affected tissues as a result of this.

According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an estimated 3 million US adult diagnosed with IBD (either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis). Compared with adults without IBD, those with IBD are more likely to have certain chronic health conditions that include:

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Respiratory disease.
  • Cancer.
  • Arthritis.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Liver disease.

There is however great news for those suffering from Inflammatory bowel disease. There are grants available to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit institutions for collaborative research related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This means that any of these organizations that are doing research or seeking new ways to assist those suffering from IBD will be able to take advantage of this resource pool. Yes, you’re welcome 😊.

I’m not sure if you know this but, there is a number of ways to find resources available in the form of grants for various types of organizations. Grantwatch.com has a listing of over 25,000 legitimate federal, state, local and foundation grants. I decided to peruse its search engine to find some ‘unusual’ grants. The grant for Inflammatory bowel disease caught my attention.

If you have not searched the extensive database at GrantWatch.com, do so now. I’m going to bet that you will find a grant to fund your project. They list more than 600 new grants each week… Wow!