Giving to JDRF

JDRF is closer now than ever to finding a cure. Your donation will make a dramatic impact as JDRF moves life altering research out of the lab and into human clinical trials. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

PA State Income Tax Check-Off for Type 1 Diabetes Research

PA State Income Tax Check-Off for Type 1 Diabetes Research: Pennsylvania state income tax filers have the opportunity to earmark a contribution for diabetes research. The Diabetes Tax Check-off Legislation is intended to raise through voluntary contributions, money to cure a disease that affects more than 8 percent of the state’s population.

Under the bill, tax refunds earmarked for research are distributed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to state colleges, universities and independent research institutes to support type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research. Pennsylvania is a leader in medical research, and the hope is that increased funding will provide for economic development. Over $150,000 has been designated for research to date, with research awards being made every year.

The process is very simple and your donation will neither decrease your refund due nor increase your tax owed. Please pass this information on to other friends of diabetes research.


Gifts to JDRF may be made through: check, money order, or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  Checks and money orders may be sent to:


Western Pennsylvania Chapter

501 Martindale Street, Suite 670

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Please note: If your donation is in support of a walk team or in memory of a loved one, be sure to include a note specifying this so that we can appropriately designate your donation.

Online donations are accepted through the JDRF national website. For more information, or if you would like to make a donation over the phone, please call 412-471-1414.

Tributes and Memorials

Tributes and Memorials are a meaningful way for individuals or groups to honor the memory of a loved one or acknowledge special occasions. A card acknowledging you gift will be sent to your loved one. Be sure to include your name and address, as well as the name and address of the individual you are remembering or honoring.

Please send a check or money order to:


Western Pennsylvania Chapter

501 Martindale Street, Suite 670

Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Call the JDRF office at 412-471-1414 for credit card donations.

Become a Member

A JDRF Membership is accompanied by a one-year subscription to Countdown Magazine and its accompanying Countdown for Kids, and various other premiums.

Memberships must be made through the JDRF National Office. Click here to join online or call 1-800-533-CURE (2873).

Auto Donations

You can support vital diabetes research by donating your used vehicle to the JDRF. Click here to complete an online form or call toll-free: (800) 578-0408. JDRF partner Car Program, Inc. handles the rest, including towing, providing receipts, title processing, appraisal, reconditioning, sale at auction, accounting, and distribution of proceeds. Car Program Inc.’s services are available 7 days a week. JDRF receives 70% of the net proceeds for each accepted vehicle donation.

Planned Giving

Charitable gift annuities, bequests, gifts in trust, and other planned gifts fund critical research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes. Click here for more information on Planned Giving and the JDRF BETA society.

Workplace Giving

JDRF welcomes gifts through workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). You may be able to designate a small amount of each paycheck, or arrange a single payroll deduction, to support diabetes research. You employer’s human resources manager can provide more information about available programs.

United Way – You can support the work of our Western Pennsylvania Chapter by designating all, or a portion, of your United Way pledge to JDRF. The JDRF Code Number is 2624 and our Agency Name as listed by the United Way is type 1 diabetes Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.

For more information about workplace giving in your area, please e-mail the Western PA Chapter or call 412-471-1414 for assistance.

Matching Gifts Programs

Matching Gifts are offered by many companies as a way to support charitable contributions from their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, log on to the Internet –

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to the Chapter Office (almost any type of donation qualifies: Walk/Gala/Golf/Research). We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the JDRF may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made retirees and/or spouses.

A sampling of companies that our Chapter Office has recently processed matching gifts for include: AES Beaver Valley, Aetna, Ameriprise Financial, AXA Financial, Inc., Citigroup, Computer Associates, Equitable Resources, Freddie Mac, General Electric, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Grainger, Highmark, The Hillman Company, Kraft Foods, Medarex, J.P. Morgan Chase, Pfizer Foundation, PNC, PPG Industries, Prudential, Quest Diagnostics, Reliant Energy, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Starbucks, UBS, Unilever, Verizon.

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JDRF * 501 Martindale Street, Suite 670 * Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Telephone: 412-471-1414 * Toll Free: 888-528-8788 * Fax: 412-471-1417 *Email: