There is a perception that people who are blind or visually impaired are limited in what they can do in their career. With today's advacements in technology and treatments, the barriers to employment have started be broken, however we continue to have a low employment rate of blind and visually individuals of 37%. 

 

We believe that we change the narrative by supporting programs and organizations which catapult the academic achievements of the blind and visually impaired students, K-16; design new curriculum highlighting innovations in Eye-Care related fields; and provide hands-on and in-the-field work experience which directly benefit the blind and low vision coommunity.

 

The Fox Family Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with nonprofit organizations focused on this particular challenge. To get started, sign up for an account or email info@foxgiving.org 


LOI Guidelines

Project InSight

By: Big Picture Learning

Project InSight was developed to activate students into vision science, ophthalmology, and other fields that directly benefit people who are low-vision or blind.

Design For The Blind

By: Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Entrepreneurial Concepts Hand On) provides at-risk students with a dynamic alternative education to help them acquire useful vocational skills and entrepreneurship training and experience.

OTEP

By: Southern California Eye Institute

The specialized OTEP program will address the acute shortage of skilled ophthalmic technicians needed to care for these individuals and prepare skilled allied healthcare professionals to serve the vision needs of all age groups in Southern California

CTE Ophthalmic Assisting

By: Southern California Eye Institute

The Southern California Eye Institute has created a non-clinical ophthalmic assisting course that has been certified by LAUSD Secondary Counseling. This course will launch in partnership with Linked Learning schools in Los Angeles.