JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Unit 3 181 Main Street, Osborne Park   08 9207 1278

JDRF is the world's largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.

In Brief
  • Deductible Gift Recipient: Yes
  • Establishment Date: 1970
  • Number of Paid Staff: 2 (WA) / 31 (AU)
  • Organisation Type: Not-for-profit
In Detail

JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers.

Internationally, JDRF has been involved in every major type 1 diabetes breakthrough of the last four decades.  JDRF-funded researchers have driven the advancement of day-to-day disease management tools and accelerated the pace of research through a focus on four research priorities - immune therapies, beta cell therapies, glucose control therapies and complications therapies.

JDRF supports Australian diabetes research via the strategic provision of funding, investing over $160 million into Australian research to date.

In addition to supporting research, JDRF Australia plays a key role in advising and influencing health policy direction across all levels of government and building community awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Throughout all local and international activities JDRF's mission remains constant - to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.