Who we are
The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, established in 2001, funds novel research, education and outreach initiatives of ARVO. Our mission is to serve as a global catalyst for innovation, workforce development and collaboration in the field of vision research.
We raise funds through corporate grants, fundraising events and the generosity of ARVO members who are eager to support the next generation of eye and vision researchers.
The ARVO Foundation supports scientists worldwide who are engaged in sight-saving research, including programs and initiatives such as:
- Travel grants and fellowships
- Research awards and grants
- Leadership and career development opportunities
- Global collaboration
- Education and outreach
The ARVO Foundation [Tax ID 52-2322462] is a non-profit, charitable organization based in Rockville, Maryland and exempt from taxation under the 501(c) (3) Internal Revenue Service Code. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of U.S. law.