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EyeSight Foundation of Alabama (ESFA) Grant

Grants to Alabama Nonprofits to Improve Eye Care

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EyeSight Foundation of Alabama (ESFA)

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Grants to Alabama nonprofit organizations to advance eye health and eyesight. Funding is intended to promote eye care, through research, education, and improved access to services, particularly for the medically underserved. Priority funding is given to projects that benefit residents, particularly in the service area of the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital.

Priority areas include but are 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
  • Demonstrate a solid base of financial support for the requesting organization
  • Expand the knowledge base in visual research
  • Include an effective approach for measuring results and the impact of ESFA’s investment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134823

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 Friday, May 1, 2020.

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:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Torrey DeKeyser, Executive Director

EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
700 South 18th Street, Suite 123
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: 205/488-0771
F: 205/325-8335

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USA: Alabama

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