Optometry Giving Sight Grants Over $800,000 in Project Funding for 2021
Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) announces that for 2021 it has awarded over $800,000 in grant funding for eye care projects around the world for communities in need.
In a joint statement from Juan Carlos Aragon OD, Chair of the U.S. board, and Susan Cooper OD, Chair of the Canadian board, “We are delighted that we were able to designate funds for 26 projects in over 21 different countries, including the United States and Canada, during our Spring and Fall funding cycles. We want to thank all our donors for their incredible support this year.”
Anne Marie Hand, Executive Director at Optometry Giving Sight, stated, “Our donors truly make a difference in the lives of thousands of people every year and we are so grateful for their support. All the projects we funded represent our dedication to the three pillars of OGS:
- Train community members to become eye care professionals
- Establish and support schools of optometry and vision centres
- Deliver eye care services to communities in need.”
Starting in 2022, and in subsequent years, OGS will move from two funding cycles per year to one, which will occur each summer.
The following table provides the names of all our implementing partners who received a grant this year.
Organization Project Location
|Asia Pacific Council of Optometry||Worldwide (virtual)|
|Brien Holden Foundation||Tanzania|
|Brien Holden Foundation||Vietnam|
|École d’optométrie de l’université de Montréal||Mali|
|Global Ophthalmic Institute||South Africa|
|India Vision Institute||India|
|Ohio Optometric Foundation||United States|
|Penonome Lions Club||Panama|
|Restoring Vision||Dominican Republic|
|Right to Sight||Ghana|
|Saving KidSight||United States|
|See Better. Learn Better||Jamaica|
|Special Olympics||Kenya, United States & Virtual|
|Ver Bien para Aprender Mejor||Mexico|
|Vision Aid Overseas||Sierra Leone|
|Vision for the Poor||Guatemala|
|Vision Institute of Canada||Canada|
|Vision Spring||Ghana & Vietnam|
|VOSH International (2)||Worldwide|
Click HERE for the press release.