Art is Her Best Friend

Yvonne is living her dream. She is an artist, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for vision research.

Become a Community Fundraiser

Community events are a fun way for you to join the fight against blindness and fund sight saving research. Host a fundraiser in your community today!

Out-pacing vision loss

Cycle for Sight founder and co-chair, Michael Ovens, will cycle any distance or run any length to help support sight-saving research.

Meet Molly Burke, FFB Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador

Molly Burke is a youth ambassador for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, educating the public about living with blindness while delivering a message of hope to those living with vision impairment.

Meet Norma Bastidas, mom on a mission

Mom on a Mission

Norma is the second person in history to run 7 of the planet's most unforgiving environments on 7 continents in 1 year in support of vision research. Read her about incredible journey.

Meet Dale Turner, proof that research does work

Miracles do happen

Dale Turner is the first Canadian to receive an experimental treatment and have some sight restored by gene therapy. Dale is proof that investing in research works.

Accountability to our Donors ~ Frequently Asked Questions

Accountability to our Donors / Investing in Research and Education / How your money is used2012 Annual Report / Donor Recognition
2013 Return on Investment Report / Ten 2013 Research Discoveries

Does the Foundation use paid fundraising agencies?
The practice of using paid outside fundraisers has been extensively discussed in the media. The Foundation Fighting Blindness does not use these agencies. Instead we maintain a small paid staff in Toronto and Calgary. We are grateful for the time and efforts of hundreds of volunteers across the country who help organize and support local events and provide direction and leadership for our organization.

Who makes the decisions about how donations are invested?
Ultimately all strategic and financial decisions are made by our Board of Directors – a dedicated group of volunteers with representatives from the corporate and medical worlds, as well as individuals affected by vision loss.

To decide which research projects we should fund, our Board of Directors turns to the expertise of our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This volunteer group of scientists has expertise in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and the cell biology of eye diseases that affect the retina. An open call for research proposals is made each year, and these experts review and rank the submitted proposals (Learn more about this process).  Ultimately, the number of proposals funded is determined by our Board of Directors based on the budget available.

How could more research be funded?
Our capacity to fund research, education and public awareness is determined by the funds available. If you would like to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness in these activities, please visit our online donation centre.

Does the FFB web site accept paid advertising?
No, the Foundation Fighting Blindness does not accept paid advertising on this web site.  

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