Explore 50 Years of Bold Research Breakthroughs
BrightFocus Foundation, through our signature programs Alzheimer's Disease Research, Macular Degeneration Research, and National Glaucoma Research, is on a mission to cure Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and stop vision loss in its tracks.
For the last 50 years, we’ve funded the boldest research and “what-if” ideas to get us closer to cures, resulting in the novel treatments and diagnostic tools in use today. We also raise awareness and empower people with these diseases and their loved ones by sharing expert resources and information.
Our community of more than 600,000 donors is urgently investing in the research they care about the most to get us one step closer to ending these diseases—because our future depends on it.
Our donors fuel the work of scientists who are making breakthroughs every year toward cures for Alzheimer's, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
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Scientists, from 25 countries, supported by BrightFocus grants
People we reach annually through education and awareness efforts
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For Barbara (left), who has both macular degeneration and glaucoma, supporting research for a cure is personal.