EIN 52-2322462

The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

IRS 501(c) type
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The Arvo Foundation funds novel Eye Research projects and offers career development programs, awards, and initiatives to support early-career scientists.
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Program areas at The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

Awards and grants: The Arvo Foundation offers a number of awards to recognize exemplary Research and several Research awards and fellowships that support novel Research projects, with an emphasis on supporting scientists who are early in their career or from an underrepresented group.
Events and initiatives: The Arvo Foundation organizes fundraising events, as well as programs and initiatives that help further The careers of Eye and vision researchers. Other initiatives include career development programs, advancing women in science, Arvo's international chapter affiliates, The keynote series at The Arvo annual meeting and specialty scientific meetings.

Grants made by The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Regents of the University of MichiganResearch Award$100,000
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Research Award$100,000
Regents of the University of ColoradoResearch Awards$15,000

Who funds The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF)Arvo Travel Grants$76,364
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)Special Research Grant: Eyefind Initiative$20,000
BrightFocus Foundation2022 Travel Grants for Conference Attendees$15,240
...and 5 more grants received

Personnel at The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

Jason P SpessardChief Operating and Financial Officer / Chief Financial Officer / Senior Director , Finance$0
Iris M RushExecutive Director$0
Amanda JohnsonDirector of Development, Arvo Foundation
David R. WilliamsPast Treasurer
Paul Sternberg, JR.Chair
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,106,967
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$188,220
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$101,858
Net income from fundraising events$-10,052
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,386,993

Form 990s for The Arvo Foundation for Eye Research

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-10-26990View PDF
2020-122021-10-07990View PDF
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-24990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)
July 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 4, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
June 19, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
June 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersMedical research organizationsCharities
Provides grantsConducts researchFundraising eventsOperates internationallyGala fundraisersTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
5515 Security LN Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Montgomery County, MD
Website URL
(240) 221-2900
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
H90: Medical Specialty Research
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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