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Translational Pulmonary
& Immunology Research Center

Grant Funds

Our goal is to make our Tolerance Induction Program™ (TIP) as accessible as possible. Learn more about our various grants below. Food Freedom Awaits!

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Diversity Grant

At Food Allergy Institute, we believe in making real and tangible actions in the fight against injustices in our society. In June 2020, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of TPIRC and the Food Allergy Institute, has seeded a new grant program with a gift of $50,000 that will help broaden access to the Tolerance Induction Program (TIP)™ to children in the Black community. With the support of the community, the fund now stands at over $100,000.

Currently, out of Food Allergy Institute’s nearly 10,000 patients, only 1 to 2 percent are Black, while several nationwide studies have shown that Black children are 4 to 5 times as likely to have, and 3 to 4 as likely to die from food anaphylaxis. Helping children, regardless of race or color, achieve food freedom through our Tolerance Induction Program™ (TIP) is essential to our mission.

Diversity Grant Fund Guidelines

What is the Diversity Grant Fund?

Our Diversity Grant Fund seeks to strengthen access to health care for Black children and their families. We improve the lives of these patients by helping to close the gap in severe food allergies care through our Tolerance Induction Program™ (TIP).

How We Work

We use effective, innovative approaches to the treatment of rare diseases like food anaphylaxis to empower families, build partnerships, and expand the capacity of Food Allergy Institute to create real, lasting change.

Open Grants

Through seed funding by TPIRC and Food Allergy Institute Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, and our generous supporters we have raised enough to fund our Diversity Grant Fund. This fund is designed to provide financial assistance to Black families with children suffering from food anaphylaxis.


  • Have a child under 18 years who suffer from severe food allergies*
  • The child is of Black heritage
  • Financial assistance to treat your child’s food allergies
  • Resident of the United States
  • Able to travel to TPIRC’s Food Allergy Institute Clinic in Long Beach, CA regularly for appointments
  • Able to commit to the length of treatment in TIP™ (duration varies and is approximately 18-24 months)**
  • Open to current, waitlist, and future patients (remission patients not eligible)

*Acceptance of the grant is also contingent on the patient medically cleared as a candidate for Tolerance Induction Program™.
**Length of treatment is determined after a treatment plan has been developed.

Application Deadlines

We will be reviewing applications on a quarterly basis and until the grant’s funds are exhausted.

Diversity Grant Cycle

Cycle 1: Winter
Open: December 1 – January 15
Award announcement: February 25

Cycle 2: Spring
Open: March 1- April 15
Award Announcement: May 30

Cycle 3: Summer
Open: June 1 – July 15
Award announcement: August 31

Cycle 4: Fall
Open: September 1 – October 15
Award Announcement: November 30

Funding Levels

Grants will be $1,000 per child and will be deducted from their Food Allergy Institute account. Funds will not be distributed directly to the patient’s family. Funds will be distributed on a yearly basis per patient. Applicants may reapply every year for consideration.

How To Apply

Please print and fill out the Diversity Grant for Financial Assistance Application. Submit the application by mail or email to: Food Allergy Institute, Philanthropy Department: 701 E. 28th St. Suite 116 Long Beach, CA 90806 or

Download Application

Other Medical Grants

Medical Grants:
Other medical grants may be available through the following organizations.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

HealthWell Foundation

Oracle Health Foundation

Mercy Medical Angel