Better Business Bureau Report for
Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Address: 310 Busse Hwy #256
  Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 312-215-9861
Web Address:
Also known as:DSF
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation

Year, State Incorporated: 5, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Provide scholarships for higher education for students with type 1 diabetes who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Provide scholarships for diabetes education, including conferences, for families living with type 1 diabetes. Work with organizations throughout the world to strengthen ties between families living with type 1 diabetes across the globe.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Diabetes Scholars Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Diabetes Scholars Foundation provides college scholarships to students in the United States who are living with type 1 diabetes. In the past nine years we have awarded over $1.25 million in college scholarships. The foundation also provides need based scholarships for those living with type 1 diabetes to attend diabetes education conferences. The foundation has provided scholarships for over 3,000 people to attend diabetes education conferences.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Diabetes Scholars Foundation's program expenses were:

Scholarships 255,745
Total Program Expenses: $255,745
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Chief Executive : Mary Podjasek, President

Chair of the Board: Peter Megaw
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: PHD

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 1

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $437,962, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Diabetes Scholars Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 437,962
Other Revenue 3,816
Investment Income 676
Program Service Revenue
Total Income $442,454


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 34% 

Total income $442,454
Program expenses $255,745
Fund raising expenses 5,796
Administrative expenses 136,047
Total expenses $397,588
Income in Excess of Expenses 44,866
Beginning net assets 333,674
Ending net assets 383,660
Total liabilities
Total assets $383,660

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