The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. We strive to make a meaningful impact in our focus areas, employing not only our significant financial assets, but also a rigorous and results oriented approach. We are committed to close and productive partnerships with our grantees, as well as with other funders and impact players in government, academia, and the private sector who share our interests and goals. And we endeavor to be forward-thinking in every aspect of our work, which includes taking risks that others cannot or will not when we conclude that the risk/reward trade-off warrants investment.
Helmsley’s Crohn’s Disease Program aims to find a cure for Crohn’s disease. This is a long-term pursuit, so in parallel we are dedicated to improving patients’ lives today. More than two million people worldwide are living with the challenges posed by Crohn’s disease – a number that is rising every day – and could benefit from better treatments and options for managing the condition. Addressing the unmet needs of patients with Crohn’s disease is at the center of our strategy. To this end, we support impactful ideas and mobilize a global community committed to improving the lives of Crohn’s disease patients and advancing precision medicine.