Funding

Optometry Giving Sight 2021 Grant Guidelines

Mission

Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) aims to permanently solve the problem of preventable blindness and vision impairment by training, establishing and delivering sustainable solutions in underserved communities worldwide.

Grant Guidelines & Deadlines

OGS makes grants available to both domestic and international organizations with a focus on activities with long-term sustainability.

OGS has two funding opportunities each year with decisions being announced in May and October. A completed application must be submitted online by Midnight Central Time (CT) on April 15 and/or between August 5th and August 27 for the 2021 period. New Grant Guidelines will be coming soon. Please check back.

OGS funds organizations that focus on the following:

  • Provide education for eye care professionals
  • Establish or support optometry schools, eye clinics, vision centers and optical labs
  • Deliver eye exams and low or no-cost glasses to underserved or marginalized populations

Organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), Canadian registered charities and international charities are eligible for funding. There are no geographic restrictions on the locations of the projects.

We are headquartered in North America with offices in Golden, Colorado and in Calgary, Alberta.

Grant Amount

The range of awards is based on the project with a maximum award of $100,000 USD. Acceptance is contingent upon the amount of funds available and the number and range of applications submitted. We encourage multi-year projects that support long-term sustainable activities as well as projects that have matching funds.

What We Do Not Fund

We do not provide grants to individuals and to international charitable organizations that are not registered charities.

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