Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Founded: 1970

To find a cure for Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

About the Organization:
Founded in 1970 by parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to support diabetes research worldwide — more than any other charity. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for the disease, which can strike in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood but lasts a lifetime and carries the threat of serious complications. JDRF's research review process includes leading research scientists from around the world and lay reviewers who either have Type 1 diabetes or have family members with the disease.

Current Programs:
The organization funds and partners with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries through the initiative to accelerate the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for Type 1 diabetes and its complications. JDRF also awards grants, which target five research areas: the of cells killed off by diabetes with functioning ones from a donor; ; stopping or reversing the that causes diabetes; ; and regenerating in individuals who have the disease.

Web Site:
The JDRF Web site contains resources and information for individuals with Type 1 diabetes, including the , , , and , covering topics such as traveling with , , and for those with the disease and their families. The site also provides an archive of , including the research and magazine; information on how to with JDRF; campaigns and resources; and information for , , and . In addition, the site contains polls as well as and of the JDRF Children's Congress.

JDRF receives funding from corporate partners, foundations, and individuals.

Contact: Arnold W. Donald, President and CEO
Phone: 1-800-533-2873


May 31, 2017