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JDRF International

CharityWatch report issued
June 2017

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

JDRF International
26 Broadway
15th Floor
New York, NY 10004

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 06/30/2016

Program Percentage: 78%

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: $15

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


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

JDRF International's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
79% $15
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

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

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
JDRF International
meets governance benchmarks.
JDRF International
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
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
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Derek Rapp President/CEO $872,116
2 Richard Insel Chief Scientific Officer $626,729
3 Sandra Hijikata Chief Development Officer $417,986
Name: Derek Rapp
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $872,116
Name: Richard Insel
Title: Chief Scientific Officer
Compensation: $626,729
Name: Sandra Hijikata
Title: Chief Development Officer
Compensation: $417,986

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 Therapeutics Fund LLC (JTF). "The purpose of JTF is to materially accelerate the research and development of new therapies that have the potential to provide a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) or to substantially mitigate its effects through markedly improved medical devices for use by T1D patients," according to Note 1 of the JDRF International audit of June 30, 2016.

Not included in the JDRF International rating are the JDRF international affiliates "located in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and a number of other countries... [S]ince JDRF does not exercise control over the management and operations of the international affiliates. However, international affiliates provide funding to JDRF for research grants...," also according to audit Note 1. JDRF International received approximately $8.4 million in funding from international affiliates in fiscal 2016, according to audit Note 8.
According to the JDRF International tax filing for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2016, JDRF reports receiving donated in-kind auction items valued at approximately $12.3 million in fiscal 2016 (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 audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 10(a), Commitments and Contingencies, Research Grants):

JDRF had "conditional research grants commitments, including milestone contracts," of approximately $84,176,000 as of June 30, 2106. The conditional research grants will be recognized on JDRF's financial statements "when the conditions have been substantially met."

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