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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.

Our 360° Approach to Research

Funding revolutionary research and first-in science into diseases of mind and sight.

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We hear hope firsthand from scientists about their progress toward innovative tools and technologies, which provide earlier and more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

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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.

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We find hope in the notes we receive from those who say that BrightFocus gave them clear, trusted information to better understand and manage their health.

We're here for you.

Find out how BrightFocus is making an impact in the community.

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Free Educational Resources and Community Outreach

Throughout the year, we host free educational chats and community groups, special events, research symposia, workshops, and so much more.

In 2021, we launched Brain Info Live℠, a community outreach series that addresses health disparities and equity for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Through this and other programs, BrightFocus works to support community members, families, clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals. 

Phil Gutis, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.
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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.

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