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Who are The Fred Hollows Foundation?
The Fred Hollows Foundation are an international development agency. They work to end avoidable blindness and to assist Indigenous Australians to exercise their right to good health. They undertake training, advocate, educate, treat patients and rebuild facilities in more than 25 countries around the world.
Why do they exist?
They highlight that “of the 32.4 million people in the world who are blind, many don't have to be. Eye diseases like cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy lead to permanent blindness when often, the conditions are treatable or preventable.” The also highlight that “94% of vision loss for Indigenous Australian adults [is] preventable or treatable.”
What do they do?
The Fred Hollows Foundation work across the following areas.
- Training: train doctors, nurses and health care workers to recognise, diagnose, refer and treat eye problems in their communities.
- Research and technology: fund research to improve our understanding of how to tackle avoidable blindness and fund partners to develop technology that helps end avoidable blindness.
- Advocacy: lobby governments to commit budget to eye health, shift public attitude through education and amend policies and laws.
ow do they earn their money?
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Should I donate to The Fred Hollows Foundation?
The Fred Hollows Foundation are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They are transparent about their finances, the people that run the organisation and how they avoid misuse of funds. Notably, they demonstrate their effectiveness by describing their vision and goals and the strategy they apply to achieving those goals, and by summarising their results and presenting critical evaluations of their work. They show a genuine interest in ensuring the effectiveness of their programs and have commissioned research into understanding impact in some of their program areas.
The Fred Hollows Foundation demonstrate that they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation.
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We have investigated the finances, operations and results of The Fred Hollows Foundation and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Fred Hollows is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.