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JDRF International

CharityWatch report issued
March 2020

Top-Rated Charity
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Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

JDRF International
200 Vesey Street
28th Floor
New York, NY 10281

Other Names

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Tax Status




Stated Mission

Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2019

Program Percentage: 75%

The percentage of JDRF International's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $16

How many dollars JDRF International spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
JDRF International IRS Form 990 23-1907729
JDRF International Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: JDRF International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 23-1907729
Entity: JDRF International
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

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Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Derek Rapp President/CEO $849,089
2 Aaron Kowalski Chief Mission Officer $551,383
3 Jonathan R. Behr Managing Director, JDRF T1D Fund $550,987
Name: Derek Rapp
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $849,089
Name: Aaron Kowalski
Title: Chief Mission Officer
Compensation: $551,383
Name: Jonathan R. Behr
Title: Managing Director, JDRF T1D Fund
Compensation: $550,987

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch's rating of JDRF International includes the financial activities of the JDRF Chapters located throughout the United States and JDRF T1D Fund LLC (The Fund), formerly JDRF Therapeutics Fund LLC. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.

According to the JDRF International consolidated audit of June 30, 2019 (Note 1, Organization):

"...The purpose of The Fund is to materially accelerate the development of drugs, devices, diagnostics, and vaccines to treat, prevent, and cure T1D [Type 1 Diabetes]..." 

Not included in the JDRF International rating are the JDRF international affiliates located "in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. The financial statements of these international affiliates are not included in the accompanying [audited] consolidated financial statements since JDRF does not exercise control over their management or operations. However, international affiliates do provide contributions to JDRF to support funding of research grants as presented in note 10," according to Note 1 of the consolidated audit. JDRF International received approximately $6.98 million in contributions from international affiliates in fiscal 2019, according to Note 10.

According to the JDRF International tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, JDRF reports receiving in-kind donations of miscellaneous auction items on which it placed a value of approximately $12.8 million (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

According to the JDRF International consolidated audit of June 30, 2019 (Note 12(a), Commitments and Contingencies, Research Grants):

JDRF had "conditional research grants commitments, including milestone contracts," of approximately $90,101,000 as of June 30, 2019. The conditional research grants will be recognized in JDRF's consolidated financial statements "when the conditions have been substantially met."

According to the JDRF International tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, JDRF reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding non-fixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"JDRF awards non-fixed payments such as bonuses on a discretionary basis tied to the employees [sic] performance. The names of employees and the amounts that were paid are found on Schedule J, Page 2, Part II, Col. (B) (II) [Bonus & incentive compensation]."

JDRF reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to eight individuals in calendar year 2018. The payments range from $188,750 to $65,000. Jonathan R. Behr, Managing Director JDRF T1D Fund, received the $188,750; his reported total compensation in 2018 is $550,987. The second highest payment is $175,000, received by Derek Rapp, President & CEO; his reported total compensation in 2018 is $849,089 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 4A):

"Mark Greene received a severance payment of $186,250 which is reported on Schedule J, Part II, Col. (B)(III) Other reportable compensation."

Mark Greene is reported as former CFO & Assistant Treasurer, through 5/2018; his reported total compensation in calendar year 2018 is $356,571 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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