JDRF corporate teams & partners consistently go above and beyond to raise money for type 1 diabetes research.

And we can’t thank them enough.

Their generosity increases the amount of research JDRF can fund—and accelerates life-changing breakthroughs towards a cure. Our partners welcome us into their corporate families and make JDRF a part of their culture. They encourage their employees to fundraise by forming corporate JDRF One Walk® teams, volunteering their time through local events, taking on leadership roles, and engaging their customers and vendors on our behalf. We thank each of our partners and their communities for their commitment to creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Looking for a meaningful way to increase employee engagement, unify your team and build camaraderie?

Forming a JDRF One Walk National Corporate Team can help you do just that! In addition to supporting your employees, JDRF One Walk allows you to create positive change in your community—and reach your organization’s philanthropic goals.

JDRF will provide excellent resources, support and strategies that are customized to fit the unique needs of your organization. We welcome your partnership and will work with you to develop the best possible engagement experience for your employees.

If you are interested in forming a JDRF One Walk National Corporate Team or want to learn more about becoming a national sponsor, please email It’s easy to get involved at any level—no matter the size of your company—at any or all of our nearly 200 Walks across the country. Contact your local chapter to learn more about local opportunities.

We look forward to working with you!

National Teams

JDRF One Walk National Corporate Teams make a real difference in the communities in which they live and work. Whether at 5 Walks or 50, members or these organizations and their families are committed to coming together to help put a stop to T1D.

Elite Partners

Our Elite Partners contribute more than $2 million each year to fund life–changing T1D research. The dedication and support of their employees, customers, and vendors help us get even closer to a world with T1D.

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company has supported JDRF since 1983. In 1998, Ford expanded this relationship with the creation of the employee-driven Ford Global Action Team (FGAT), combining the passion and power of Ford employees, families, and friends, as well as key business partners from WPP, Mazda, BP, ADESA and the UAW. With tens of thousands of volunteers working together, the FGAT has consistently raised more than $3 million annually over the past fifteen years. Under the leadership of Edsel B. Ford II, and more than 90 fundraising teams across 40 global sites, Ford has raised over $58 million to advance our shared goal to create a world without T1D.

Lilly Diabetes

Lilly Diabetes is proud to serve as a national Elite partner. For more than 90 years, Lilly Diabetes has been committed to meeting the everyday needs of people with diabetes through medicines, support programs and more. Lilly Diabetes has supported JDRF's vision of a world without T1D for more than 17 years by sponsoring JDRF Walks and other programs. Lilly Diabetes has contributed more than $4 million directly to T1D research since 2008. This support has most recently been through program partnerships with JDRF that are focused on T1D research projects within academic institutions and biotech companies. These partnerships are designed to support and advance promising T1D research projects with translational potential.


Marshalls has partnered with JDRF since 1994 and has raised more than $32 million through in-store fundraisers to support JDRF's goal to create a world without T1D. Marshalls employees also volunteer with their local JDRF chapters and create teams for JDRF One Walk. Marshalls is one of the nation's leading off-price family retailers, with more than 1,000 stores spanning 48 states and Puerto Rico.

Novo Nordisk

Since 2000, Novo Nordisk—a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care—has been a valued Elite partner. In that time, the company has contributed an amazing $28 million to JDRF. In addition to participating in JDRF One Walk and JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, Novo proudly funds, co-sponsors our T1D Care Kits and sponsors JDRF Children's Congress. The company also supports JDRF's new PEAK program, which educates the T1D community on the importance of informed exercise.