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Grants to Alabama Nonprofits for Programs to Advance Eye Health and Healthcare

EyeSight Foundation of Alabama (ESFA) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Alabama

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alabama nonprofit organizations for programs to advance eye health and healthcare. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to address critical eye health needs and promote research, education, and greater access to care. Priority funding is given to projects that benefit residents, particularly in the service area of the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital.

ESFA seeks to maximize the impact of its funding by supporting organizations and programs that can effectively and efficiently address needs that fit their priority areas of interest, including but not limited to:

  • Public education on preventive and routine eye care, and vision screening and referral
  • Eye care for the medically indigent
  • Low vision and rehabilitation services
  • Improved geographic access to general and specialty eye care services
  • Education and training of eye care professionals and scientific investigators
  • Research in the prevention and treatment of eye diseases, disabilities, or impairment prevalent in Alabama and the development of effective methods of treatment, surgery, or rehabilitation
  • Basic science and clinical research on eye diseases and the vision system. 

ESFA gives funding preference to requests that meet the following criteria:

  • Address a critical eye care need
  • Avoid duplication of existing services unless they target a population not already being served
  • Involve collaboration and coordination with other organizations and agencies
  • Demonstrate a solid base of financial support for the requesting organization
  • Serve Alabamians, particularly in the service area of the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
  • Expand the knowledge base in visual research
  • Include an effective approach for measuring results and the impact of ESFA’s investment.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama considers funding applications only from nonprofit organizations that provide services in Alabama and have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or are described as an appropriate beneficiary for a foundation under the Internal Revenue Service Code.

No funds are provided to or for:
- Individuals for personal needs
- Indirect costs associated with a grant project
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political organizations or candidates for public office.

Pre-Application Information
Applications for the next grant cycle are due Monday, May 1, 2023.

The EyeSight Foundation encourages all applicants to have a conversation with ESFA staff before submitting a grant application. They will talk about the proposed project while conveying realistic expectations regarding funding priorities going forward.

Contact Information
To apply for 2023-2024 funding, please contact Barbara Evers at, with the subject line: 2023-2024 Grant Application.

EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
700 South 18th Street, Suite 123
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: 205/488-0771

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