Interest within industry and academia in engaging the nonprofit disease research foundation community, particularly those with a venture philanthropy focus, is at an all-time high, but awareness of the landscape of players and how to approach them is limited. Previously, no resource existed that cataloged the operational and partnering practices of these organizations.
To help address this gap, FasterCures developed The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) Inventory, a free public, Web-based resource. All information included in this inventory comes from publicly available sources.
We hope this resource will be of value to individuals hoping to better understand the landscape of nonprofit disease research foundation players and to engage in meaningful partnerships with them.
- This first-of-its-kind inventory was designed to help potential collaborators better understand the landscape of nonprofit disease research foundations and engage in meaningful partnerships with them. Using a set of common metrics, it highlights key details about each organization's research portfolio, collaboration efforts, and financials.
- It profiles 55 organizations in FasterCures' TRAIN program. In all, these groups provide more than half a billion dollars in medical research grants in a year, and are worth more than $2.2 billion.
- One in three TRAIN groups have supported at least one clinical trial. One in two incorporate advocacy efforts into their efforts for fighting disease. Nearly 9 out of 10 groups partner with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Click on the organization name to download the full profile in PDF format ().