Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the world’s leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research. JDRF structures its research on a business-world model to ensure that resources are spent most effectively to accelerate progress toward finding a cure. They are the only major diabetes organization focused exclusively on research.

In FY2001, JDRF allocated 87 cents of every dollar directly to research and education about research. Only 7 cents of every dollar went to fundraising and 6 cents to administration costs. For the fourth year in a row, the American Institute of Philanthropy has given JDRF an “A” rating, the only such rating for any national diabetes organization.

JDRF has been named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. They received high marks from other prominent independent sources on charitable giving, including Forbes magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money magazine.

For more information, or to contact Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, see their website at: www.jdrf.org

» Recent News

JDRF Sadly Recognizes the Passing of Former President Ronald Reagan, Sends Sympathy to Mrs. Nancy Reagan and Family
07 Jun 04 | The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation notes with sadness the passing of President Ronald Reagan, and expresses sympathy to Mrs. Reagan and the President's family.

JDRF Center for Islet Transplantation Launched at University of Miami School of Medicine
19 Nov 03 | The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International has awarded a $6.75 million Center Grant to the University of Miami School of Medicine. The grant will be used to establish a JDRF Center at the School of Medicine's Diabetes Research Institute.

Two Hundred Children with Diabetes from Across America Head to Washington D.C. for Children’s Congress 2003
01 May 03 | Nearly 200 children from throughout the U.S. have been selected to make an emotional pilgrimage to Capitol Hill later this year to remind Congress and the Administration of the critical need to find a cure for a disease they live with every day.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Names University of Rochester’s Dr. Richard A. Insel As Executive Vice President of Research
29 Apr 03 | Dr. Insel will have responsibility for heading up the strategic direction and oversight of the approximately $100 million in research grants annually awarded to universities and researchers by JDRF.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Receives $1 Million to Support Critical Islet Transplantation Research
03 Apr 03 | The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International today received a major gift of $1 million from the Oxford Foundation to support critical research at the JDRF – Oxford Foundation Islet Isolation Facility at the University of Pennsylvania.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Calls on Administration, Congress to Fully Support Critical Research Opportunities
03 Feb 03 | During the past five years, Congress, the Administration, and the American people have joined together to support an unprecedented effort to double the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



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