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ABB Cares is Back!

Launched in 2014, the ABB Cares program has awarded more than $75,000 in grants to non-profit organizations across the country.

This year, ABB will award one ABB Cares Platinum Grant of $5,000, one Gold Grant of $2,500 and one Silver Grant of $1,000 to charities nominated by professionals in the eye care industry, including optometrists, opticians and office staff. Organizations do not need to focus on eye health to qualify for a grant.

To be considered as a grant recipient, all candidates must comply with the following:
    •   the non-profit must be a 501(c)(3) organization and provide proof of that status;
    •   the organization's local office must be within 30 miles of the nominating practice's primary location;
    •   the organization must be located in the United States;
    •   all applications must be submitted in English; and
    •   applications must be completed and submitted online.

Conditions
Organizations do not need to focus on eye health to qualify. To be considered as a grant recipient, all candidates must comply with the following: The organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization and must be able to prove this status. The organization's local office must be located within 30 miles of the nominating practice's primary location. The organization must be located in the United States. All applications must be submitted in English. Only one nomination per practice. Charitable organizations that have received an ABB Cares grant in the past are not eligible for the 2021 program. The charity may not be directly or indirectly controlled by the nominating entity or any of its eye care professionals, opticians or office staff. Exception: eye care professionals, opticians and office staff can serve as members of the organization's board of directors. Applications are available beginning August 2 and the deadline for submitting an application is 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.