BrightFocus is one of America's leading supporters of basic scientific investigations to better understand and find cures for Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Since 1973, we have awarded more than $206 million1 to scientists seeking new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of our target diseases. These grants have supported more than 1,532 innovative projects and an estimated 5,056 scientists who have dedicated their careers to groundbreaking research.
Our funding has enabled promising researchers—talented scientists at universities, hospitals, and medical centers worldwide—to make significant discoveries about these diseases. To date, two have gone on to win Nobel prizes.
We are currently supporting a total of 181 research grants: