About Us

AustinThe JDRF Austin Chapter was established in 1997. Since then, with community and volunteer support, we have been growing by leaps and bounds in one of the most vibrant cities in the country.  Austin is known as the live music capital of the world and has a style and energy all its own.  That energy is reflected in the enthusiasm and support shown by the community in our search for a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Our Mission:

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than WP Shortcode $1.7 billion to T1D research, including $116 million in FY2011.  Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.