JDRF is a major charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research (T1D). JDRF’s stated vision is "a world without type 1 diabetes." The organization has its executive office in New York City, with chapters and branches throughout the U.S., and international affiliates in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. JDRF was formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Its name is no longer an acronym. The organization was founded in the New York area in 1970 as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Led by Lee Ducat, a group of local parents of children with T1D mobilized to raise money for diabetes research, and formed the first chapter of what was then known as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. A second chapter was founded shortly thereafter in Miami, Florida, followed by chapters in northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. The fledgling organization was defined by its commitment to research funding. In addition to the high priority on funding T1D research, the organization’s founders resolved to inform the public about all aspects of T1D, advocate for more research funding from the federal government, and maintain the organization’s system of management by volunteer lay people. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation later changed its name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to emphasize the need for research. In 2012, it renamed itself again as JDRF, because type 1 diabetes is as much a disease of adults as juveniles.
Highest paying job titles at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Internationa include Executive Director, Delivery Manager, and Development Director