Beyond Insulin

Join Beyond Insulin, a unique giving program, and help JDRF find new treatments that will slow, prevent and one day cure type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Commit. Invest. And help direct the future of T1D research.

Beyond Insulin members do more than donate:


Beyond Insulin members commit to an annual donation up to $500 or more. JDRF’s research commitments are typically 3-5 years long. Reliable and consistent donor funding allows us to commit to new research grants and know that we can continue to fund their work beyond the first year.


Annual gifts are an investment in JDRF – the global leader in T1D research, and an investment in the most promising pathways to a cure. An annual investment accelerates the pace of T1D research by:

  • Allowing JDRF to respond to new research projects quickly as they arise
  • Providing long-term sustainability for the organization
  • Demonstrating funding progress to the T1D community and inspiring others to join.


Beyond Insulin is the only giving program offering donors the opportunity to direct their collective funds to a pre-approved research project, through an annual Beyond Insulin Vote for Research. Beyond Insulin members have a direct tangible impact on the future of T1D research.

Now more than ever, your support is needed to protect and accelerate progress towards a cure.

Join Beyond Insulin

Benefits of membership

  • Twice annual Beyond Insulin digital update

All the benefits of Allies, and:

  • An annual opportunity to vote to designate funds to a JDRF research project that urgently needs support – this is your chance to accelerate the research you believe in most and hear an update on the impact*
  • Twice annual research update for the Beyond Insulin project and other key projects funded by JDRF

All of the benefits of Accelerators, and:

  • A personal touchpoint with a member of JDRF leadership team

* 1. Donors who make a minimum commitment of $1000 – $4999 per year will be offered the opportunity to vote, and direct the Beyond Insulin members’ collective eligible funds towards an approved research project set to begin or already in progress. JDRF will bring forward approved research projects that urgently need support to the Beyond Insulin members for consideration. The number and timing of research projects eligible for voting will be determined by priorities for that year. Members who make their pledged donation by December 31st will be offered a voting opportunity in the following calendar year.

2. A 20% allocation from gifts to Beyond Insulin will be designated to cover costs such as managing the research projects, staff fundraising time, marketing materials, reporting and recognition of the program.

Together, we will move Beyond Insulin.

Connect now with Lisa Charlton, National Director, Events and Annual Giving at 1-877-287-3533 or, to learn more about our program and explore how you can maximize your impact to change the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. Join Beyond Insulin