What We Do

TOPP Foundation (Type One Parent Project) is a nonprofit founded in 2016. TOPP’s mission is to increase awareness of type 1 diabetes, raise funds for research, and to support local families living with the daily challenges of T1D.

Since its start in 2016, and through fundraising events, TOPP has donated $60,500 to JDRF’s Fund a Cure program and $110,000 to the DRI for a total of $170,500 going directly to cure research.

In 2018, the organization created the TOPP Camp Scholarship Program. This program enhances the quality of life for youth living with T1D by providing financial assistance to attend specialized overnight diabetes camps. Between 2018-2023, this program has awarded twenty-one camp scholarships to children and teens with T1D!

TOPP Foundation also started a Higher Education Scholarship in 2022 to provide financial assistance to local high school seniors with T1D who are pursuing higher education at a two-or four-year college or vocational school. To date, TOPP recognized and awarded scholarships to seven students for the strength and resilience they display every day as they cope with a relentless illness.

Additionally, in 2023, TOPP Foundation made available family camp scholarships for Family Camp at Camp Nejeda. This scholarship helps defray the cost of tuition. These weekends are a great introduction to the camp experience for younger children, newly diagnosed children, and children who do not feel ready to attend summer camp on their own.