Who We Are
The mission of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO) is to advance the Academy's priority programs in education, quality of care research and service.
Established in 1980, the Foundation is committed to funding the Academy's key initiatives to improve the way ophthalmologists learn; facilitate health policy research to inform best practices; and provide sight-saving services to at-risk populations at home and around the world. Generous support from our donors has enabled the Academy to build on its globally respected, 116-year legacy of upholding the highest standards in clinical education and patient care.
The FAAO is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.