The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Established 80 years ago in 1940 when less than a million Americans (or less than 1% of the population) had diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is one of the few (if not only) non-profit organizations working against a disease that has increased thirtyfold (The CDC estimates that more than 30 million people in the USA have diabetes – primarily Type 2 which is largely preventable and reversible – and that another 100 million people have pre-diabetes which if not treated often leads to Type 2 within 5 years) over the decades despite hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the organization. Read more
The American Diabetes Association consists of three separate 501 (c) (3) organizations:
- American Diabetes Assocaition® (ADA)
- American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, Inc. (ADARF)
- American Diabetes Association Property Title Holding Corp. (ADARTHC)
All three organizations are based out of the same address in Arlington, Virginia but have distinct functions which are briefly described as follows: Read more
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported the receipt of $181 million in revenue in 2015, which primarily came from 5 sources:
- $135 million (75% of revenue): Contributions, Gifts, and Grants
- $32 million (18% of revenue): Subscriptions, Reg, Sales, and Booth Rentals
- $5 million (3% of revenue): Advertising
- $5 million (3% of revenue): Royalties
- $4 million (2% of revenue): Other Sources.
During the same year, the ADA reported expenses of $183 million (net of depreciation) – $2 million more than the organization took in. Because the organization had $89 million in net fund assets, they were able to cover the excess expenses. Read more