Medical Research

Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Cure is in Sight.

aka GRF

San Francisco, CA

Mission

The mission of the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research. Founded in 1978 in San Francisco, GRF funds glaucoma research worldwide and serves as the leading information source for patients and their families. GRF is committed to helping researchers achieve vision restoration for glaucoma patients and find a cure for glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, and vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. Currently there is no cure, and everyone is at risk for developing this blinding disease. It is estimated that by 2020, 80 million people worldwide will have glaucoma. GRF is dedicated to improving the lives of glaucoma patients and funding innovative research to find a cure.

Ruling Year

1978

President and CEO

Mr. Thomas M. Brunner

Main Address

251 Post St Ste 600

San Francisco, CA 94108 USA

Keywords

glaucoma, vision, research, education, eye

EIN

94-2495035

 Number

6060736048

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Eye (H41)

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, and vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. Currently there is no cure, and everyone is at risk for developing this blinding disease. It is estimated that by 2020, 80 million people worldwide will have glaucoma. Glaucoma Research Foundation's bold vision is a future free from glaucoma. Our mission is to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Research Funding - Catalyst for a Cure (CFC)

Research Funding - Shaffer Grants

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Financials

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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