There are 2.2 billion people in the world with blindness or visual impairment, and almost half could have been prevented or are yet to address the problem. That is one billion people who could have been helped with proper treatment or diagnosis.


In the United States, 2.4% of our population 16 and older suffer from blindness or visual impairment. 7.5 million people and climbing, largely due to aging. 


How do we better serve the BVI community?  With data.


Where are the needs? How do we identify challenges, interventions, and solutions in Eye Care and provide access to people who may be in need?  By funding the work and the research which helps scientists and ophthalmologists reach the right communities.


Barriers that blind and visually impaired populations face in obtaining their STEM degrees and getting hired for tech occupations right out of high school are everywhere. The Fox Family Foundation is committed to organizations that expose the barriers and help break them down.

LOI Guidelines


By: Future Communities Institute

Polaris is the world's first free data platform designed to empower the blind and visually impaired community. With the support of our partners, we are working to unlock insights to create equitable opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.