As an international, Masonic-affiliated organization, the Order of the Amaranth raises money through its philanthropic charity, Amaranth Diabetes Foundation (ADF). Its over 14,000 members engage in grassroots fundraising events such as galas, auctions, bowling and golf tournaments, retail store collections and bake sales, motivated and focused on making an impact on this devastating disease. Each dollar earned is directed toward its foundation, which in turn supports American Diabetes Association research.
For more than 40 years, the Order of the Amaranth has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to support diabetes research. Collectively, Amaranth has raised over $17 million to fund research projects focused on making advances towards a cure for diabetes.
The Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Order of the Amaranth, has supported more than 60 different projects since 2000. Many of these projects have provided critical research that have helped improve treatments and prevention methods, which are directly impacting people at risk for and living with diabetes. These projects have covered the spectrum of diabetes research, focusing on type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes and insulin resistance, obesity and complications of diabetes. The scientists leading these projects represent academic institutions across the United States.