Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2017

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Foster Youth

  • Homelessness

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Safe Water

  • Catholic Education

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Hospitality

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Other

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

  1. Himalayan Cataract Project Inc.

    $1,900,000 through November 2020

    to support continued work to improve access and quality of eye care and contribute to an integrated eye health care system in Ethiopia. http://www.cureblindness.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2017
  2. Friends of Aravind, DBA Aravind Eye Foundation

    $1,935,000 through March 2020

    to strengthen and consolidate a social enterprise model aimed at improving access to high-quality cataract surgery at five clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. www.aravindeyefoundation.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: March 2017
  3. Helen Keller International

    $5,975,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali and Niger. http://www.hki.org/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  4. The Carter Center

    $5,100,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali and Niger. www.cartercenter.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  5. Sightsavers Inc.

    $650,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali. www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  6. Sightsavers Inc.

    $160,000 through February 2017

    to support Sightsavers' activities to assist Mali achieve elimination of trachoma. www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: April 2016
  7. Sightsavers Inc.

    $1,000,000 through May 2019

    to support expansion of eye health service awareness and utilization in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: March 2016
  8. The Fred Hollows Foundation

    $2,900,000 through April 2022

    to help develop and provide outcome funding for the Cameroon Cataract Performance Bond, an innovative pay-for-performance financing mechanism. www.hollows.org.au/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2015
  9. Helen Keller International

    $250,000 through December 2018

    to strengthen organizational capacity by implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning system. http://www.hki.org/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2015
  10. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $2,200,000 through December 2017

    to support WaterAid's activities to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene at healthcare facilities located in trachoma-endemic communities of Mali. www.wateraidamerica.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2014
  11. Sightsavers Inc.

    $1,600,000 through June 2019

    to support Sightsavers’ activities to address trachoma in Tanzania. www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2014
  12. Himalayan Cataract Project Inc.

    $1,500,000 through December 2017

    to support Himalayan Cataract Project’s activities to improve access to high quality cataract surgery in Ethiopia. http://www.cureblindness.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2014
  13. American Friends of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

    $400,000 through May 2018

    to support the publication and distribution of the Community Eye Health Journal. www.lshtm.ac.uk

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: May 2014
  14. Friends of Aravind, DBA Aravind Eye Foundation

    $1,533,000 through April 2017

    to test a social enterprise model to improve access to high-quality cataract surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. www.aravindeyefoundation.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: August 2013
  15. Helen Keller International

    $3,982,000 through March 2018

    to support Helen Keller International's activities to assist Mali and Niger progress toward the elimination of trachoma. http://www.hki.org/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: August 2013
  16. The Carter Center

    $6,440,000 through February 2017

    to support The Carter Center's activities to assist Mali and Niger achieve elimination of trachoma in their respective countries by 2015. www.cartercenter.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: February 2013
  17. Sightsavers Inc.

    $880,000 through February 2016

    to support Sightsavers' activities to assist Mali achieve elimination of trachoma by 2015. www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: February 2013
  18. American Friends of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

    $300,000 through June 2014

    to support the International Centre for Eye Health's Community Eye Health Journal and its distribution. www.lshtm.ac.uk

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: May 2011
  19. Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

    $337,400 through December 2012

    to conduct research and implementation activities aimed at improving the delivery and outcomes of trichiasis (trachoma) surgery. www.kcco.net

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: August 2010
  20. The Chicago Lighthouse

    $300,000 through June 2013

    to support the Birth to Three Family Intervention Program. www.thechicagolighthouse.org

    Avoidable Blindness USA Awarded: May 2010