The T1D Community Fund
Working to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes in low- and middle-income countries.

Type 1 diabetes is a complex chronic disease

that is challenging to manage in any setting. In low- and middle-income countries, these challenges are often made even more difficult, when low-resourced health systems are not able to provide the access to comprehensive care that patients need.

Crucial gaps in health services — from appropriate diagnostics and sufficient medicine to medical specialists and reliable supply chains — mean that type 1 diabetes can be a fatal diagnosis for many in these communities.

Through funding opportunities, The T1D Community Fund seeks to advance:

  • The impact of community-based organizations working to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes
  • Opportunities for collaboration between community-based organizations
  • Learning on needs, challenges, and opportunities to better support the type 1 diabetes community in the future

The T1D Community Fund RFP is now closed.

Learn more about the current grantee partners.

Our Partners

The Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Community Fund is investing in a future where people living with type 1 diabetes can lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Powered by Panorama Global with seed funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, The T1D Community Fund supports community-based organizations around the world that serve individuals and families impacted by type 1 diabetes.

In 2023, The T1D Community Fund awarded two-year grants totaling $1,020,000 to 16 community-based organizations working across 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Community-based organizations provide vital services and have unique insights into the challenges of existing health systems and barriers faced by people with type 1 diabetes. Yet, their perspectives are often not included in national or global type 1 diabetes planning.

We are thrilled to support organizations working on the frontlines to close gaps in essential health services and related care for people with type 1 diabetes. The T1D Community Fund grant recipients provide life-saving health services and programs for people living with type 1 diabetes and their families through four types of support:

Advocacy
Advocacy
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support

Select a partner organization below to learn more about them:

Ethiopian Diabetes Association

The Ethiopian Diabetes Association was established in 1976 to provide a platform for people living with diabetes to provide information and prevent treatment and related problems. The association was founded by the Ethiopian Medical Association, health care professionals, and people living with diabetes.

Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Ethiopia
Africa
Ark Development Organization

Ark Development Organization (ADO) is a health education, governance, and environmentally focused organization committed to improving the lives of deprived women, children and the disabled through capacity building, evidence-based advocacy, and participatory innovative programs. The organization’s diabetes support program minimizes health crises through early detection of type 1 and other diabetes and early uptake of treatment through community education, screening, linkage to treatment services, and case monitoring.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Ghana
Africa
Volta Educational Renaissance Foundation (VEReF)

Through its Health and Nutrition program, Volta Educational Renaissance Foundation (VEReF) focuses its type 1 diabetes efforts on patients, caregivers, and community education in addition to screening and awareness raising. By improving patient outcomes, VEReF’s services support overall individual and family well-being.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Ghana
Africa
La Maison Bleue du Diabète de Brazzaville (Diabaction Congo)

La Maison Bleue du Diabète is at the forefront of diabetes care for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with type 1 diabetes living in the Republic of Congo. The association provides free medical consultations and insulin delivery to patients through two medical centers in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. In addition, the association works to support the diabetes community in Congo through education, healthcare capacity building, and advocacy.

Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Republic of Congo
Africa
Pillar of Health

Pillar of Health’s mission is to have every child/youth living with type 1 diabetes in Rwanda have health insurance. They help raise funds to provide free health insurance to those who cannot afford it and connect them with local solutions to pay for themselves. They also work with the Government of Rwanda to provide insulin and other supplies to district hospitals.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Rwanda
Africa
Sweet Life Diabetes Community

Sweet Life Diabetes Community empowers people with diabetes on their journey to a healthy, happy life by providing answers to their diabetes questions and a community to support and share their experiences. Sweet Life serves people living with type 1 diabetes in South Africa as the country’s largest online diabetes community.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
South Africa
Africa
Innovations for Development

Innovations for Development (I4DEV) promotes and defends the health rights of current and future generations of Ugandans using innovative solutions, engaging communities, and delivering quality services while focusing on the most marginalized. Through this lens, the organization responds to the needs of people with type 1 diabetes through community building, health system strengthening, and advocacy.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Uganda
Africa
Midlands Diabetes Interest Group

Midlands Diabetes Interest Group raises awareness among people with diabetes through education and advising local communities. They offer comprehensive care of complex cases of diabetes and preventive management for patients with diabetes, and attention to pre-diabetic conditions in the Midlands province.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Zimbabwe
Africa
Asociación para el Cuidado de la Diabetes en Argentina CUI.D.AR (Association for the Care of Diabetes in Argentina CUI.D.AR)

Founded by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, CUI.D.AR’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people with diabetes. They work to minimize the impact of diabetes on the lives of children, young people, and adults through prevention, social awareness raising, defense of rights and education. CUI.D.AR's work spans research, education, advocacy, awareness campaigns, incidence and design of public policies, and capacity building. It is the largest community of people living with diabetes in Argentina, and specifically the most representative in type 1 diabetes.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Argentina
Latin America
Fundación Diabetes Juvenil Ecuador

The Fundación Diabetes Juvenil del Ecuador’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes in Ecuador. They provide nutrition education, counseling, and peer support to people with type 1 diabetes, parents, or caregivers, and in schools.

Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Ecuador
Latin America
Guerreros Azules

Guerreros Azules advocates for diabetes care for children with type 1 diabetes in Venezuela. Their programs promote health services, education, recreational activities, and supplies and resources that support, treat, and save the lives of children in vulnerable conditions.

Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Advocacy
Advocacy
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Venezuela
Latin America
Diabetes Palestine Association

Diabetes Palestine (DP) supports people living with diabetes in cooperation and coordination with care providers. Leveraging community-based approaches, DP provides comprehensive diabetes care with a focus on self-management and education to communities in West Bank and Gaza.

Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Palestine
Middle East
Diyabetli Çocuklar Vakfi-Diyaçev (Diabetic Children Foundation)

Diabetic Children Foundation improves the lives of children with type 1 diabetes and their families. The foundation focuses on community awareness and stigma reduction, education, and access to technology for type 1 diabetes care and treatment.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Turkey
Middle East
Nityaasha Foundation

Nityaasha Foundation supports children with type 1 diabetes from less privileged backgrounds by providing free medical aid (insulin and glucose strips) and pathology tests. At health centers and periodic home visits, Nityaasha staff closely monitor and educate families on proper insulin storage, insulin injection technique, injection sites, and daily blood glucose tests, and records the result. The team also provides information on type 1 diabetes day-to-day management to lead a normal quality of life.

Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
India
South Asia
Samatvam: Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust

Samatvam: Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust is a group of institutions that treats and manages diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders. The goal is to provide health care of the highest possible quality to the highest possible quantity— to foster humane, honest, and holistic health care.

Advocacy
Advocacy
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Financial Assistance & Livelihood Support
Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
India
South Asia
Diabetes Society of Maldives

In 2004, Diabetes Society of Maldives (DSM) established a free clinic that provides diabetes services—including type 1 diabetes education, complication screening, and care at no cost to patients. DSM also acts as a center of information on diabetes in the Maldives by educating the community through screening programs, presentations, and health education.

Treatment & Care
Treatment & Care
Advocacy
Advocacy
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Wellbeing & Holistic Support
Republic of Maldives
South Asia

Latest Post:

Applying for The Type 1 Diabetes Community Fund: Answering common questions

The Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Community Fund launched a new Request for Proposals (RFP) on September 13, 2023. We’ve gathered common questions about eligibility, the application process, and more. Read on for insights on the most asked questions.

Join The T1D Community Fund mailing list

Please sign up below to receive updates from The T1D Community Fund.
Thank you - you've been added to The T1D Community Fund mailing list.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
The T1D Community Fund is powered by Panorama Global—a social impact nonprofit that empowers changemakers through radical collaboration—with seed funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Panorama Global is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization  
Your vision

Your vision.

Our Platform

Our platform.

Impact

Impact.