We are an independent non-profit organization
Though we love to partner with hospitals and organizations throughout the Bay Area, DYF is proud to be an independent organization. Our annual budget is approximately $2,000,000 that allows us to serve the T1D community through 17 programs per year. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service recognizes as a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #94-6003673).
We keep camp affordable
DYF is committed to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by type 1 diabetes, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to participating in our programs. This is why we’ve adopted a three-tier pricing system to make camp as affordable as possible. In 2019, 72% of participants attended DYF programs on scholarship or at a subsidized rate.
YOU make DYF possible
DYF receives no government support and collects no membership fees. Program fees cover approximately 25% of our annual budget, the rest is raised through fundraising each year. DYF relies on the generosity of individual donors, corporate donors, foundations, and community organizations who support the organization through grants, direct appeals, sponsorships, and special events. Your contribution to DYF is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Our commitment to transparency
Diabetes Youth Families is the recipient of
Guidestar’s 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency.
Our commitment to you
We vow to uphold the values of integrity, honesty, and truthfulness throughout our organization, assuring your trust in DYF is well placed. DYF will never sell, share or trade names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.