Celebrating 50 Years of Bold Research
BrightFocus has invested nearly $290 million in research grants, catalyzing thousands of scientific breakthroughs, life-enhancing treatments, and diagnostic tools.
Focus on Breakthroughs
Learn about bold ideas and the latest research advancements to diagnose, slow the progression, treat, and ultimately cure these diseases.
Our 360° Approach to Research
Funding revolutionary research and first-in science into diseases of mind and sight.
We hear hope firsthand from scientists about their progress toward innovative tools and technologies, which provide earlier and more accurate diagnoses and treatments.
We see hope in the eyes of the young, promising scientists who each year have their research ideas and "what-ifs" accelerated through our Fast Track programs and fellowship awards.
We're here for you.
Find out how BrightFocus is making an impact in the community.
Educational Resources and Community Outreach
We empower people facing Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and their loved ones with free expert resources, community events, film screenings, audio and video programming, and so much more.
Join an upcoming conversation with brain and eye experts, live or on-demand:
BrightFocus Chats: Accessible audio podcast conversations about treatments, research breakthroughs, news, and tips for living with macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Zoom in on Dementia & Alzheimer’s: An interactive video deep dive into brain health information and the latest breakthroughs with leading experts.
Driving Public Awareness
BrightFocus Foundation reaches millions of people worldwide through its public outreach and free expert information around brain and eye health.
Recent campaigns have raised national awareness about ways to reduce one’s risk, manage, and care for Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. BrightFocus offers helpful resources to get started, available both digitally and in print.
Donate to Cure Diseases of Mind and Sight
Support groundbreaking research worldwide to end Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Ways to Support Our Work
- Help Find a Cure
- Take Part in a Clinical Trial
- Partner with Us
- Donor-Advised Funds
- Planned Giving
- IRA Charitable Rollover
- Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
Help Find a Cure
Every 65 seconds, another person in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. Glaucoma and macular degeneration affect millions of Americans, robbing them of their vision and independence.
Take Part in a Clinical Trial
Clinical trials are key to advancing medical science, breakthroughs, treatments, and cures. And volunteers are vital. Learn more about the clinical trial process and find a clinical trial nearest you.
Partner with Us
Join us! We work with array of public and private companies who share our values and commitment to end these diseases. BrightFocus is a great partner.
We make it easy to set up a donor-advised fund (DAF) with BrightFocus Foundation. This giving option offers flexibility and favorable tax benefits too.
Focus on your legacy. A planned gift with BrightFocus is a lasting investment in a brighter future.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Make a big difference. If you are 70 ½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is an easy way to make big impact in support of our mission.
Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to BrightFocus Foundation.