We focus our resources on finding cures for diseases we fear the most - loss of mind and loss of sight.

Our Programs

BrightFocus Foundation is at the forefront of brain and eye health, advancing early-stage, investigator-initiated research around the world. Our programs are designed to provide initial funding for highly innovative experimental research and curative ideas for Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

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Alzheimer's Disease Research

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR) program has funded nearly $36 million in research grants in the past three years alone and currently supports 149 scientific projects worldwide in fields ranging from molecular biology to genetics to epidemiology. 

Through our grants, scientists around the world have developed and tested thousands of hypotheses about how the disease destroys brain function over time. As part of this, they are investigating hundreds of ideas to diagnose, treat, cure, and prevent AD and related dementias.

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Macular Degeneration Research

The Macular Degeneration Research (MDR) program has funded nearly $13 million in research grants in the past three years alone and currently supports 52 scientific research worldwide.

Through our grants, scientists around the world have developed and tested hundreds of hypotheses about how the disease causes vision loss and blindness. As part of this, they are investigating dozens of ideas to prevent, treat and cure macular degeneration.

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National Glaucoma Research

The National Glaucoma Research (NGR) program has funded nearly $11 million in research grants in the past three years alone and currently supports 60 scientific research projects worldwide. 

Through our grants, scientists around the world have developed and tested hundreds of hypotheses about how the disease destroys the optic nerve and results in vision loss and blindness. As part of this, they are investigating dozens of ideas to prevent, treat, and cure glaucoma.

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