JDRF was founded in 1970 by parents of children who had been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They wanted a cure for their children. Keeping their commitment and joining others in the quest for a cure, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation was formed. In the second year, we had ten Chapters across the country. Years later, we changed our name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to accurately reflect our quest for a cure. Over 40 years later, there are 85 Chapters nationwide and 120 worldwide working diligently to find a cure.
Today, volunteers throughout the world remain as the driving force behind the Foundation’s success in advancing research toward a cure. Because of their personal connection to type 1 diabetes, JDRF’s volunteers have a passionate and unrelenting commitment to the JDRF mission.
Currently, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes. The Foundation remains a global leader in driving type 1 diabetes science forward by funding more type 1 research than any other charity. Since our origination over four decades ago, JDRF has directed over $1.5 billion to diabetes research. In FY2010, JDRF directed nearly $107 million to such research.
More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
JDRF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. All donations to JDRF and its chapters and branches are tax-deductible.
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JDRF has received top rankings from the American Institute of Philanthropy and other independent sources that rate charitable giving.
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