EIN 23-7337229

BrightFocus Foundation

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BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Also known as...
American Health Assistance Foundation
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Program areas at BrightFocus Foundation

Alzheimer's disease research (adr)please refer to schedule o for a complete description of the accomplishments for alzheimer's disease research.
National glaucoma research (ngr) please refer to schedule o for a complete description of the accomplishments for national glaucoma research.
Macular degeneration research (mdr)please refer to schedule o for a complete description of the accomplishments for macular degeneration research.

Grants made by BrightFocus Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of Southern California (USC)Alzheimer's Disease Research By Jinkook Lee, PHD, Entitled: (Ca2023001)$600,000
General Hospital CorporationAlzheimer's Disease Research By Jingyuan Chen, PHD, Entitled: (A2023011s)$300,000
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenAlzheimer's Disease Research By Olga Chechneva, PHD, Entitled: (A2023017s)$300,000
...and 45 more grants made totalling $8,622,560

Who funds BrightFocus Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$368,115
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$368,115
Schwab Charitable FundHealth$194,719
...and 113 more grants received totalling $2,010,036

Personnel at BrightFocus Foundation

Stacy Pagos HallerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$440,796
David F MarksVice President , Finance and Administration$166,931
Michael BuckleyVice President , Public Affairs / Vice President of Public Affairs$163,018
R Brian EldertonSenior Vice President , Development$243,178
Diane BovenkampVice President , Scientific Affairs$182,082
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for BrightFocus Foundation

RevenuesFYE 03/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$43,451,535
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$882,169
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$495,958
Net rental income$523,842
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,150,453
Net income from fundraising events$-309,254
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$43,893,797

Form 990s for BrightFocus Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-032023-08-09990View PDF
2022-032022-08-04990View PDF
2021-032021-08-02990View PDF
2020-032020-10-23990View PDF
2019-032019-09-28990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $22,513 from American Endowment Foundation
September 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
September 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
August 21, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 37 new grant, including a grant for $200,900 from National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN Inc
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersProfessional associationsDisease-focused nonprofitsCharities
HealthDiseases and disordersMedical disciplines
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General information
22512 Gateway Dr
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Montgomery County, MD
Website URL
(800) 437-2423
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Twitter profile
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G90: Medical Disciplines
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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