Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is Canada’s leading private funder of vision research.
We offer hope to Canadians by identifying the best, most promising research that is driving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases, and by raising and stewarding funds to support this essential, sight-saving research.
Over our 48-year history, we have invested over $40 million to support vision research and education across Canada: that’s over 200 research grants that have led to over 600 new discoveries in areas such as stem cell research, neuroprotective therapies, technological developments, pharmaceuticals, and gene therapies.
We are also committed to developing vision research funding partnerships in Canada and internationally. Through these partnerships, we have helped to unlock more than $10 million to drive research forward.
All of the research and educational initiatives we fund support our goals of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed or stopped, and how sight can be restored.