Our Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The money you raise for the Association funds critical diabetes research, information programs, and advocacy efforts that support the nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, and the 86 million with pre-diabetes.
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.
Since its inception, the Association has invested more than $700 million in research and provided funding for more than 4,500 research projects.
The Association continues to be the largest provider of Diabetes Camps as well as weekend retreats and one-day events that benefit more than 6,500 children of all ages each year. $500,000 in "camperships" was awarded to children to attend summer diabetes camps.
The Association's programs and workshops for high-risk populations give individuals, families, schools and community’s critical guidance and culturally competent tools and resources to help those affected by diabetes take control.
The Center for Information and Community Support fielded an average of 20,000 calls and emails per month in 2011 to support all people with diabetes, particularly providing a great resource for the newly diagnosed.
Our Advocacy team helps thousands facing discrimination and protects the rights of children with diabetes to have the care they need at school. Thanks to their efforts the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments helps protect all those with diabetes fighting for fairness in the workplace.
Learn more about these important parts of our mission through the following links: