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Where the Money Goes

Since 1978, we've invested more than $75 million to advance essential research and education programs. 83 cents of every dollar you donate funds research and patient education. With your generous support, and our commitment to turning that support into progress, we are improving lives and making progress toward a cure for glaucoma.

A diagram illustrating the distribution of dontations to the Glaucoma Research Foundation


More than half of every donation goes directly to funding innovative glaucoma research. In 2020, we invested $2.6 million in scientific and clinical research. Learn about the research we fund. »

Education & Support

Last year, we committed $1.2 million to educating and supporting glaucoma patients. Your donation helps four million people every year get the critical glaucoma information they need.

Financial Information

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of individual, private donors to fulfill our mission. In 2020, 83 percent of every dollar raised went to fund research and education. Total fundraising expenses were $590,232. Total administrative costs $196,792. Our total investment in research and education programs was $3.8 million.

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Awards & Recognition

Glaucoma Research Foundation is proud to be listed among the charities that meet the 20 standards for charity accountability of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. In addition we have a 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates nonprofits, and we have earned the GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency.