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Jain Foundation


Last profile update: 08/29/2017
Last grant data update: 05/17/2018

At A Glance

Jain Foundation

9725 3rd Ave NE Ste 204

Seattle, WA United States 98115-2024

Telephone: (425) 882-1492


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation




Established in 2005 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to cure muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, which includes the clinical presentations Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and Miyoshi muscular dystrophy 1 (MMD1). The foundation's focused strategy includes funding and actively monitoring the progress of scientific research projects in key pathways towards a cure, providing financial and logistical support to promising drug candidates to accelerate them to clinical trials, funding clinical trials and studies, encouraging collaboration among scientists, and educating LGMD2B/Miyoshi patients about their disease and helping them with their diagnosis (e.g.: funding dysferlin protein and gene mutational analysis). .