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Optometry Giving Sight Grants Over $800,000 in Project Funding for 2021

Designated funds for 26 projects in over 21 different countries.




(PRESS RELEASE) GOLDEN, CO — 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 centers
  • 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. More information will be available early in 2022 on the OGS website at

The following table provides the names of all its implementing partners who received a grant this year:
Optometry Giving Sight Grants Over $800,000 in Project Funding for 2021



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