About BrightFocus Foundation

At BrightFocus, we support research to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. We are a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, and are working to save mind and sight.

Our History

We were founded in 1973 and known until Feb. 1, 2013 as the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF).

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone lives with clarity, grace, and good health.

Our Mission

BrightFocus Foundation seeks to save mind and sight by funding innovative research worldwide and by promoting better health through education.


BrightFocus’s goal is to support research programs to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.


BrightFocus Foundation is led by a board of directors, president/CEO, and four vice presidents. Learn more about the leaders who are working in the fight to save mind and sight.


We look for opportunities to partner with companies who share our values and our commitment to finding treatments and cures for brain and eye diseases. Find out how your company can support BrightFocus' programs.


We share information about our financials so you can be confident in your investment to BrightFocus. Learn more about our accountability through our financial statements, IRS form 990s, and annual reports.


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