Today, the Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation, awarded its first grants to five public charity organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Grants were awarded to the following organizations: the American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, DiabetesSisters, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD). The grants were awarded by the employee-funded philanthropy, launched three months ago by Dexcom employees passionate about doing more for the diabetes community.
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 were awarded to projects aimed at producing the most sustained benefits to the health and quality- of-life for people living with diabetes in the United States. Funds to support the grants were generated through Dexcom employee contributions and fundraising efforts, as well as support from others outside of Dexcom. A total of $ 200,000 was awarded to the five organizations.
“Dexcom employees recognize the need to educate, support and empower those struggling to manage this complex condition, as well as their caregivers,” said Claudia Graham, SVP of Global Access at Dexcom who serves as chair of the newly formed foundation, and is living with Type 1 diabetes. “Their commitment goes above and beyond their daily work to have a lasting, positive impact on the diabetes community.”
Each program aligns to the Foundation’s focus on assisting people living with diabetes, and their caregivers, to better understand their medical condition, manage their diabetes more effectively and to live healthier lifestyles. Grant recipients included the following organizations:
About The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation works to support the missions and purposes of tax-exempt organizations that provide services and programs to people living with diabetes and their caregivers in the United States. Run by its own Board of Directors, comprising Dexcom employees and external participants, the Foundation will provide monetary grants to organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)3 Public Charities so that these organizations can assist people living with diabetes – as well as their caregivers – to better understand their medical condition, to manage their diabetes more effectively, and to live healthier lifestyles.