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Review for BrightFocus Foundation, Clarksburg, MD, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I came across BrightFocus after receiving a request for a donation to MDR in Clarksville , MD. I always research an organization before donating. As background, I lost my mother to Alzheimers and watched her go blind due to MD. I was diagnosed with MD two years ago. In looking at comments posted and other sites, it appears to me that most of your grants are for Alzheimers or at least they are more than those for MDR. Can you provide me with some data of your funding and how it is spent? that is what percent goes to fundraising, etc? thanks
I chose 3 stars only because I could not submit this comment without choosing a rating.

Role:  General Member of the Public

Thank you for your interest in our work at BrightFocus Foundation and the Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma disease research programs we sponsor. As you shared in your email, these diseases of mind and sight touch many people’s lives and we at BrightFocus are relentless in funding innovative research seeking ways to slow, treat and ultimately cure these devastating diseases. As we reported in our 2017 Annual Report, 81% of the revenue we receive is put towards Research and Health Information, 13% is used for Fundraising, and 6% for Management. Every gift we received is directed to the research program indicated by the donor. In 2017, sixty-three percent of the gift revenue we received was directed to Alzheimer’s Disease Research; twenty percent was directed to Macular Degeneration Research; and seventeen percent went to National Glaucoma Research.