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Type 1 Diabetes Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

In 2017, California added Type 1 Diabetes to funds available through the California Tax Check-off  Voluntary Tax Contributions. Donations to the Type 1 Diabetes Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund (T1DR VTC) support research to advance the understanding, techniques and modalities effective in the screening, treatment and cure of type 1 diabetes. Donate by checking Line 435 on your tax return form 540.

The T1DR VTC fund is administered by the Research Grants Program Office at the UC Office of the President. By law, the T1DR VTC funds are administered for less than five percent of the annual donations.

Total Program Funds for Tax Year 2017

  • Allocation: $250,000
  • Research Award: $250,000
  • Administrative costs: $0

In 2017-18, the research funds were used to support a project titled “Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes,” a multicampus collaboration involving researchers at UCLA, UC Davis, and UC San Diego. 

Learn more about the research: project abstract (pdf)