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the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Established in 1980, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology raises financial support and implements programs that advance ophthalmic education resulting in the best possible eye care for the public.
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Program areas at the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Grants to aao to support "advancing lifelong ophthalmic education": medical knowledge and The pace of surgical and therapeutic innovation is growing rapidly, as is an increased emphasis on patient outcomes and value-based care. Faao supports aao programs that speed The transfer of ophthalmic knowledge and innovation to ophthalmologists worldwide. By raising philanthropic gifts globally and managing its investable assets, faao provides grants to aao programs in ophthalmic education and quality of care, including The one network, iris registry, r&d for products and services, and international outreach in developing countries.
Grants to aao to support "quality and data science": faao provides support to The h. dunbar hoskins jr., m.d. Center for quality eye care, which was established as a quality of care and health policy research center that advances The accessibility to and appropriateness of eye care services. The work of The hoskins center ensures that patients continue to receive high quality, evidence-based eye care within a tightening economic environment that will demand increased value for any services provided. Although extensive in scope, The hoskins center is organized into four main programmatic areas: (i) evidenced-based eye care: produces guidance for eye care providers and develops performance-in-practice evaluation tools; (ii) value-based delivery of eye care: identifies and assesses value-based eye care practice models for a variety of settings and examines The public health needs for quality of eye care; (iii) medical information technology standards: creates standardized terminology, imaging and ehr standards, and models for integrating e-prescribing and technology in practice; and (iv) fellowships and grants funding: extends The reach and scope of The hoskins center in emerging or understudied eye care areas by funding The research of outside investigators and organizations.
Grants to aao to support "public service": one in six people age 65 and older has vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses. This is often caused by common eye conditions and diseases detected by eye exams. Many people often delay getting care that could save their sight because they cannot afford it. Eyecare america, through its 4610 volunteer ophthalmologists, removes this barrier by providing care at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Eyecare america also raises awareness about eye disease and provides free eye health information. In fiscal year 2021-2022, eyecare america referred 35,146 individuals nationwide for care. In addition to eyecare america, faao supports The museum of vision, which preserves The history of medicine, and translates it into educational resources for use by aao's members, medical historians, researchers, and The public as they seek to understand Ophthalmology's contributions to society, learn more about The eye and The science of vision, and to address similar ophthalmic challenges today and in The future. In fiscal year 2021-2022, The museum of vision provided these resources to 66,511 individuals.
Other program services include owing and maintaining property, which is leaded to The American Academy of Ophthalmology (faao's supported organization) for use within its general operations.

Grants made by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)Grants for Educational, International, and Public Service Related Projects$7,106,204

Who funds the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF)General Support$400,000
Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF)General Support$250,000
Research To Prevent Blindness Endowment Fund (RPB)Iris Registry Research Grant$140,000
...and 9 more grants received

Personnel at the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Lawrence MendenhallChief Operating Officer$0
Tina McGovernExecutive Director$191,882
Todd LyckbergDirector of Development$143,788
Tamara R FountainVice Chair$0
Jill A BoyettFormer Vice President , Organization Services and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President , Org Services and Chief Financial Officer Through 10 and 2018$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,399,089
Program services$1,531,245
Investment income and dividends$5,161,570
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$402,394
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,405,488
Net income from fundraising events$-85,942
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$130,661
Total revenues$13,944,505

Form 990s for the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-032021-09-03990View PDF
2020-032020-10-22990View PDF
2019-032019-10-28990View PDF
2018-032018-11-15990View PDF
2017-032018-03-14990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $81,000 from American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS)
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $275,000 from The Alcon Foundation
March 30, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $400,000 from Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF)
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General information
655 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 447-0386
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G40: Diseases of Specific Organs
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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