The work of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute is made possible through public and private grants, as well as by the generosity of organizations and individuals.

60th Anniversary Capital Campaign

For the Institute's 60th Anniversary the Director has established the following Endowment Programs: 

60th Anniversary Fund for Young Researchers - A program to support the recruitment of graduate and post-doctoral and other young researchers and their mentoring phase on the path to becoming an independent SK Investigator.

Arthur Jampolsky Endowment for Research in Vision and its Rehabilitation - A program to support pilot research projects in vision research and rehabilitation and nurture them until they can attract outside grant funding.

Alan Scott Fund for Innovative Research - A program to support particularly innovative, unconventional, or high-risk research projects with the potential for future high payoff in patient or user benefit.

Bill Gerrey Blind Makers Fund is to support the participation of blind students, hobbyists, scientists and engineers in development and fabrication of technology to assist blind people.

Make a Gift

Smith-Kettlewell invites you to explore the tremendous personal satisfaction that you may gain by making a carefully planned donation to eye research. Our goals are innovative research that advances our knowledge about both normal vision and vision abnormalities. Research spans the age range from infancy (vision problems that can be caused by premature birth, congenital defects, and brain damage) to the older population (cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration), as well as solutions for blind people of all ages. We will be happy to explain the techniques for dedicating your gift or bequest to a particular purpose. 

Types of Donations

  • One-Time Donation
  • Recurring Gifts
  • Donate Stock
  • Planned Gifts
    • Bequest
    • Life Insurance
    • Qualified Retirement Plan
  • In-Kind Donations

If you or your organization would like to support its research with a tax-deductible donation please click the DONATE button below. 

If you wish to direct your donation to the funds that honor a particular Program specify that in the "Note to Seller" box that comes up during the donation process.

Alternatively, please contact our Development Office to discuss donation options and opportunities. The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 research organization.