As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of the five All-Star charities, citing the organization's efficiency and effectiveness. JDRF is recognized as an Accredited Charity by the Better Business Bureau. The New York Times said, "The foundation typically outperforms, in lobbying and fundraising, nearly every other interest group built around a particular disease."
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