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Ways to donate

Contributions and major gifts are vital to the ARVO Foundation's continued success. There are many ways you can help.


Establish a travel grant
Individuals, groups of individuals or organizations can establish a designated fund to support a travel grant through the ARVO Foundation. Upon receipt of an initial minimum principal and defining criteria, the Foundation will invest and manage donations in accordance with the agreement, as well as administer the grant.


Honorary and memorial gifts
An honorary or memorial gift is a donation made to recognize someone who has made a significant contribution to your life or to eye research. Whether the honoree is your ophthalmologist, friend, colleague or loved one, your gift is a tribute to their life. View individuals honored and memorialized. When making your donation, designate the gift as honor or memorial, and the ARVO Foundation will forward a note of acknowledgement to the honoree (or surviving family).


Join the Dowling Society
This distinguished donor society was established to recognize John E. Dowling, PhD, FARVO for his accomplishments within the ARVO Foundation, ARVO and the vision research community. Members of the Dowling Society are individuals who share his dedication for innovative research within the vision community and support the work of ARVO Foundation for Eye Research. 


Matching gift programs
Many companies sponsor employee matching gift programs, increasing the impact of your gift to the ARVO Foundation. Please contact your human resources department for employer requirements and the appropriate forms to match your gift.


Bequests and planned gifts
Making a planned gift to the ARVO Foundation leaves a legacy of your commitment to the work of the Foundation and eye research. You can name the ARVO Foundation in a will or trust as part of your financial or estate plans. These gifts help ensure the Foundation’s work for a lifetime and beyond.


Gifts of stock or securities
The ARVO Foundation accepts donations of stock or securities. Contact your stock broker to start the process.

If you would like additional information, please contact the Foundation