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Giving to Macular Degeneration Research Through Donor-Advised Funds

A new, easy way to recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund (DAF) with just 3 clicks!
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Macular Degeneration Research, a BrightFocus Foundation program, has partnered with Chariot that allows you to quickly and easily recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund. Get started her

Your Donor-Advised Fund Gift to Macular Degeneration Research Will:

Fund the Most Promising Science

We fund breakthrough research that embraces the untried and unexpected. These “what-ifs” of science could potentially change the lives of as many as 20 million Americans living with macular degeneration. This eye disease is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. The need for a cure is urgent, and we must not leave any stone unturned.  

Promote Public Awareness of Macular Degeneration

In addition to supporting the fight against macular degeneration in labs around the world, we provide the public, individuals and families affected by the disease with vital information on cutting-edge clinical advances, advice from leading experts, tools to understand symptoms and manage the disease, support for caregivers, prevention tips, and much more.

Through a Donor-Advised Fund gift, you’ll make a life-changing difference for those affected by macular degeneration. Macular Degeneration Research is a program of BrightFocus Foundation. BrightFocus Foundation’s tax I.D. number is 23-7337229.

  • A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable savings account with the flexibility to recommend grants to Macular Degeneration Research (MDR). It allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities and put your charitable contributions in an account where they can be invested and grow tax free.

    With a DAF, you give when you would like, receive immediate and maximum tax deductions allowed by the IRS, and recommend grants as you desire. DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and put you in control of your philanthropic endeavors.

    • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
    • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
    • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice

    The innovative research MDR funds with help from generous donors like you is our most powerful weapon against the disease. And through a DAF gift, you will join the fight, ensuring life-changing advancements continue by supporting visionary scientists as they search for a cure.