COVID-19 Relief & Equality in Eye Health Fund

The extraordinary events of the past several months, both the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the incidents of racial injustice and protests have affected everyone worldwide. Optometry Giving Sight joins with the chorus of voices of the optical industry friends who have spoken out against racism and inequality.

Optometry Giving Sight was founded on the principle of bringing eye care to underserved communities, most often facing economic inequities. They recognize the same injustices are found in underserved communities, particularly communities of colour right here in the U.S. and Canada.

With their dedication to Giving Sight and Hope to underserved populations, OGS wants to help give voice to the racial and eye care inequities that exist in communities within our own continent.

In response to COVID-19 and in solidarity with the recent protests against racism, Optometry Giving Sight is making available a COVID-19 Relief Fund for fellow eye care nonprofits/charities that provide services within the United States and Canada. The funding will award small grant support for any one or more of the following considerations:

  • To provide eye exams and low or no-cost glasses to individuals in underserved communities
  • Special project funding that helps build sustainable vision care efforts
  • Provide diversity and inclusion training to staff, volunteers and board members

There is $50,000 available with a max of $5,000 per grant. Applying organizations must have a Canadian Registered Charity status. Interested organizations can submit an electronic application found here by July 31.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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