BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. We are working to save mind and sight.
BrightFocus is at the forefront of brain and eye health, advancing early-stage, investigator-initiated research around the world. We also provide free educational materials to people affected by or interested in these diseases, empowering them to take action for themselves and others. They can take advantage of news and research results offered through BrightFocus websites, publications, social media, videos, podcasts, and TV and radio public service announcements.
A nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, we were founded in 1973 and known until February 1, 2013 as the American Health Assistance Foundation. We chose our new name—BrightFocus Foundation—to reflect our vision of a world where everyone experiences life fully and with clarity. Read about the work of our three programs:
We disseminate vital information to the public-especially those affected by diseases that have an impact on mind an sight—through our website, print publications, social media, as well as TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs). Through our toll-free phone number, 1-800-437-2423, people can speak directly with a member of our information services staff, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm Eastern time, for answers to questions, support, and referrals.
Read the most recent Annual Report from our last full year as the American Health Assistance Foundation. (Please note that the report is a high quality, 4.1 MB file and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed).
We envision a world where everyone lives with clarity, grace, and good health.
BrightFocus Foundation seeks to save mind and sight by funding innovative research worldwide and by promoting better health through education.