Popular gifts for the future
See what types of gifts many people choose to make. Many people make these to honor a loved one, to show what’s important in their life.
Gifts in a will or trust
Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will or trust – for free!
Popular gifts for today
Many people love these donation options because they fit with their personal circumstances and financial goals.
Retirement Giving through your QCDs (Qualified Charitable Distributions)
Use your IRA to make tax-free gifts that benefit you and our mission.
Gifts that pay you back
Give assets while providing yourself or others with income for a period of time or distributions at a later date through Charitable Gift Annuities or Trusts.
Donor Advised Funds
Easily recommend grants to American Diabetes Association® for tax-efficient giving.
Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more to save on taxes and make a big impact.
Please let us know if you’ve already included us in your estate plans!
Letting us know is incredibly helpful to our team and helps to make sure your gift is used the way you want it to be.
You can leave a legacy to cure diabetes
The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) donors have helped fuel notable achievements including scientific advances and pioneering discoveries for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. The ADA has helped people impacted by natural disasters gain access to medicine, empowered diabetes advocates and supported unparalleled research projects. Your generosity makes an impact for people living with diabetes.
Alan Altschuler’s Story
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes over 50 years ago. Back then, I knew nothing about diabetes and believed it was a death sentence. So much progress has been made in diabetes care and treatment since then. I had the honor of volunteering in leadership roles at the American Diabetes Association and learning so much about the research work of the organization. My support for the ADA has never wavered and never will.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Many people choose to leave a percentage of their estate, which scales up or down with your estate size.
Yes! Knowing in advance about your plans is quite helpful. We will fully respect your wishes and not share your name or intentions as requested.