Research Foundation - American Diabetes Association

Research Foundation

Science. Progress. Hope.


The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Research Foundation provides critical funding to support innovative scientific discovery that will translate to better treatments, healthier lives and eventual cures.

With 100% of donations directed to diabetes research, our goal is to ensure adequate financial resources for exploring all the scientific possibilities to end diabetes.

Discover our mission and the people behind it.

Find out more about our mission, and meet the Research Foundation staff and board members who make it all possible.

Science: Research for change

Explore our Research Programs, including Pathway to Stop Diabetes, the ADA's flagship research initiative.

Progress: Innovation at work

Discover how the ADA is transforming the way diabetes is treated with cutting-edge research.

Hope: Helping people thrive

Uncover inspiring patient stories and find out how our research is transforming lives.

2021 Research Report

Discover the Association's research efforts and accomplishments over the year.
2021 research report cover showing two female researchers