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A Leader in Scientific Breakthroughs

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier private funder of research to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.  We are currently managing a nearly $65 million global portfolio of more than 260 scientific projects.

Recently Funded

Learn more about grants awarded in the most current fiscal year. More than $25 million in funding for 106 new awards in FY2021.

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More than $14 million in funding for 59 new ADR awards in FY2021.

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More than $6 million in funding for 23 new MDR awards in FY2021.

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Nearly $5 million in funding for 24 new NGR awards in FY2021.

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Macular Degeneration Research

BrightFocus Foundation will hold its first Macular Fast Track workshop in 2021 to help speed progress towards finding a cure for macular degeneration by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.

National Glaucoma Research

BrightFocus Foundation will hold the third Glaucoma Fast Track to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.

Alzheimer's Disease Research

First-ever Alzheimer’s blood test is now available in the United States and Europe. Here’s a history of BrightFocus’ support, from discovery stage to the clinic.