Our Research Funding Needs
Although support is growing to build awareness and improve treatment for functional GI and motility disorders, we still have a long way to go. We have asked the National Institutes of Health to increase their funding functional GI and motility disorders research. They are still a long way from a level of support that we feel is adequate.
It is our hope that IFFGD will one day be able to provide its own funding for research studies. Our first goal is to raise one million dollars to fund more research to help ourselves. This goal is attainable, with your help.
Although support is growing to build awareness and improve treatment for the functional GI disorders, we still have to help ourselves – and each other. Working together, we will make a difference. Future IFFGD projects include development of a course to train facilitators so that support programs can be more readily available. If you would like to support IFFGD with additional funding, consider supporting the development of this facilitator training project.
There are many ways that you can make a lasting, meaningful contribution to the field of digestive disease research. Here are a few ideas.
Be a part of the discovery process . . .
Make a Donation
Every dollar counts. We are not a government-funded agency and rely on donations to carry-on our efforts. Donating is easy. Call us toll-free at 1-888-964-2001, donate securely online, or donate by mail at IFFGD, 700 W. Virginia St., #201, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
Form a Circle of Friends
Send an email or letter to your circle of friends or acquaintances. Be the first contributor (let them know you plan to give $amount to support IFFGD) and ask them to match your donation, or give as much as they are able. We will be happy to provide a sample email/letter along with text to explain specific digestive disorders such as IBS, GERD, incontinence, Hirschsprung’s disease, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP), gastroparesis, cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), or other GI disorders and the need for research support. Collect the donations and forward them to IFFGD, along with contact information for the contributors so we can send personalized thank-you notes. Whether you send 1 or 100 emails or letters, any donations that result will make a positive difference to the work of IFFGD.
Many companies have a mechanism that allows its employees to contribute to a charity while matching the gift. Check with your company. We would be happy to provide them with details about IFFGD and information about digestive disorders.
Introducing Two Ways to Make a Lasting Difference Through Digestive Disease Research
Are you passionate about the need for more digestive disease research? Frustrated that not enough is being done to find better diagnoses and treatments? Here are two ways you can make a lasting, meaningful contribution in the field of digestive disease research through IFFGD.
The 10 For 5 Circle
To belong, members agree to donate $10,000 a year for five years. IFFGD will use your donation as an award to a researcher. Recipients will be chosen by our selection committee of leading GI clinicians/scientists who will review proposals submitted by researchers. As a member of The 10 for 5 Circle, you will receive updates on the awardee's research activities, and you will be recognized prominently in IFFGD publications.
The Founders' Circle
As a member of The Founders' Circle, you will demonstrate your commitment to digestive disease research by agreeing to donate $100,000 a year for five years. IFFGD will establish a research grant – in your name according to your wishes. Recipients will be chosen by our selection committee of leading GI clinicians/scientists who will review proposals submitted by researchers. If you would like to direct a grant to an area of interest, please contact IFFGD to discuss arrangements for a Special Founders' Circle Award. At your option, in addition to having an award established in your name, members of The Founders' Circle will be recognized prominently in IFFGD publications, and you will receive updates on the research you supported.
Please consider making a donation or bequest to IFFGD. To find out more about making a charitable donation to IFFGD, go to our page on Planned Giving. Your gift can help improve the quality of life of those affected by functional GI disorders. Working together, we will make a difference. Thank you.
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