When you make a charitable gift to The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF), you are supporting age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research projects led by the best and most promising scientists at the University of Pennsylvania – a world leader in eye research.

Our claim of 100% of every dollar donated goes to fund research has changed, however, our mission to find new treatments and a cure for AMD is even stronger. No matter how – or how much – you give, your generosity will make a difference!



Online giving is convenient and saves time and paper! Please consider donating to MVRF using our secure online form.

Please visit our Technical Support page for tips on online donating and donating using mobile devices.

Donate now using our secure online donation form.


How giving to MVRF monthly can impact the progress of research and provide the support to find a cure without breaking the bank.


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The Visionaries, is a new and robust monthly giving program that not only builds a strong MVRF community of engaged and invested donors, but also creates a reliable and steady stream of revenue that will allow MVRF to continue to fuel groundbreaking vision research. In joining the Visionaries Giving Circle you can have a direct impact on research by being part of a group that will fund the Visionaries Research Grant. This grant is then awarded to one of the best and brightest researches in the world to advance scientific discovery – in the hopes that we can save sight for millions.

The concept of recurring gifts is simple: donors commit to a donation amount that is paid regularly – most often monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. Recurring gifts are safe and reliable. We make it convenient and easy for donors to participate. When signing up to be a member of the Visionaries Giving Circle you give MVRF permission to automatically charge your credit card every month for a set amount.

To join, contact Dawn Prall George, executive director, at dawn@mvrf.org or 1-866-462-2852 and demonstrate your personal commitment with regular, ongoing gifts so you can give more a little at a time. To set up your recurring gift to MVRF online click here to use our secure online donation form. Thank you!


Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to memorialize the passing of a loved one or celebrate the birthday or anniversary of someone close to you while having a lasting impact. They are a thoughtful and meaningful way to show how much you care. Because macular degeneration is genetic and affects so many individuals and families around the world, MVRF is commonly named as a beneficiary of memorial or honorary gifts. Tribute gifts have a significant impact on our fundraising every year and we are grateful to families who select us as the charity of choice. Click here to learn more about tribute giving.

Make a tribute gift today using our secure online donation form!

If you would like to mail in your tribute gift, please tell us who it is in honor of and we would be happy to send them notification upon request.


A win, win for everyone! We want to put as many options out there as we can as a potential benefit to every donor. For those who qualify, you may want to consider an IRA charitable rollover or a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).

  • This is money that individuals who are 70½ or older may direct from their traditional IRA to MVRF.
  • The provision has a cap of $100,000 for charitable distributions from individual IRAs each year.
  • The provision is permanent now.
  • The amount transferred directly to MVRF counts toward the required minimum distribution for the year.*
  • Talk to your accountant or financial advisor for more details to see if it is right for you.

A great way to make a charitable gift to MVRF! Contact Dawn Prall George, executive director at dawn@mvrf.org or 610.234.0091 to find out more.

*This assumes that the required minimum distribution has not yet been taken.


We Will, MVRF’s planned giving program, provides you with the opportunity to make a legacy gift and include MVRF in your estate planning. We can discuss various estate gift options to accomplish your personal charitable goals. As with any gift to MVRF, your planned gift goes directly to fund the groundbreaking research to cure AMD.

Click here to learn more about our planned giving program.


One of the most satisfactory ways to give a gift to a charitable organization is through appreciated stock. Giving stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have increased in value (and which you have owned for more than one year) provides greater tax benefits than giving cash. Not only can you deduct the full market value of the securities but, you can also avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Talk to your financial advisor or broker about making a stock gift and please contact us so we can send you a notice of transfer form with all of the pertinent information you will need to make the gift.


Does your business or employer match employee charitable contributions? If so, this is an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your donation to MVRF! Please consider taking the time to contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your employer matches charitable gifts.

Want to donate by phone?

Call: 1-866-462-2852

Or donate by mail:
Macula Vision Research Foundation
100 Front Street, Suite 300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2894

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