The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity fighting against diabetes and its deadly consequences, and working to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Every 17 seconds, someone in this country is diagnosed with diabetes, so the mission we have is an urgent one. Everything we do forms the underpinning for that mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The money raised by the Association funds research, information programs, and advocacy efforts that support the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, and the 79 million with pre-diabetes.
An impressive 73% of every dollar spent supports research, advocacy, and services for people affected by diabetes. We are proud to report that the Association earns high marks from those agencies whose job it is to monitor the activities of nonprofit organizations.
The American Diabetes Association meets or exceeds relevant watchdog standards in its allocation of donor dollars. According to the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, nonprofit organizations should spend at least 65 percent of their total expenses on program activities, with remaining funds going to administrative and fundraising expenses.
The American Diabetes Association continues to meet and exceed these minimum standards with 73 percent of our total annual expenses going to research, information and advocacy.
Learn more about the BBB and its report on the American Diabetes Association's Web site.
Where Your Money Goes
Your donation will help fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; provide objective and credible information; and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
In 2011 more than $145 million, or 73% of the Association’s expenses, was invested directly into mission activities including research, information and advocacy.
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