Help Us Find Cures with a Grant from Your Donor Advised Fund

Giving through your donor advised fund (DAF) is a powerful way to help the Foundation Fighting Blindness find treatments and cures to blinding retinal diseases.

A grant from your donor advised fund will help drive:

  • Breakthrough research and innovative science to accelerate progress in the fight to end blindness.
  • Additional funding for 80 ongoing research grants, in addition to initiating 14 new research projects.
  • Valuable information to our community, expanding awareness to introduce new audiences to our mission, enhancing communications to our stakeholders.

If your DAF is not listed above, please contact the host of your DAF directly to recommend a grant to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

We Want To Thank You

When you transfer a grant please ask for your name and address to be included. We want to thank you and keep you updated on the impact we’re making because of your support.

About Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds are the fastest-growing giving method and a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Donor advised funds allow you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. 

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation to Foundation Fighting Blindness through the DAF Direct widget below.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help us fund cures through a donor advised fund please contact Judy Taylor, VP Development, at 410-423-0592 or


Donors may not receive personal benefit (including goods and services) from grants. For example, donors cannot recommend a grant to an organization’s gala event, and then receive tickets to attend. Those tickets are a benefit, and therefore, are against the rules. Donors also cannot recommend grants from DAFs for membership fees.

Donors may not use DAF funds to fulfill a personal pledge. No payments from a donor advised fund can be used to satisfy a legally binding pledge. DAF sponsors can, however, help donors make multi-year commitments that are not treated as a legally-binding pledge, i.e. letters of intent.