IBD Ventures

Is your organization engaged in the discovery or development of a novel product with the potential to help patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation seeks to accelerate the development of products that aim to improve the quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Toward that end, the Foundation has launched IBD Ventures, a new program and dedicated funding mechanism to support product-oriented research and development. Companies and academic investigators can apply. Funding up to $500,000 per project per year will be considered. In addition, funded programs will be offered accelerator resources and advising.


For eligibility, policies, and application instructions, click here. The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent. Applications may be submitted at any time. For more information, please refer to the program guidelines document.


Even if your organization is not interested in IBD Ventures at this time, we'd still like to hear from you—click here to subscribe to our email list, or send your questions to [email protected]

How to apply

Program information and application forms can be accessed and must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.

  • Navigate to the "Grant Opportunities" tab (top right)
  • Filter by grant maker (select "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation") to find the application link for IBD Ventures

Questions? Read our FAQ, or contact us at [email protected]

Connect with us at a conference!

Event Date Location

Digital RESI 

September 14-16, 2020 Virtual
Microbiome Drug Development Summit October 19-21, 2020 Boston, MA
FOCIS October 28-31, 2020 San Francisco, CA
IBD Innovate November 17-18, 2020 Virtual
Crohn's & Colitis Congress January 21-23, 2021 Virtual