“HOPE” stands for Helping Other PEople, which is part of AFI’s mission. Each year, funds will be allocated towards various areas of assistance for those in need with Aniridia Syndrome. The options will fall into two categories to include non-medical assistance awards and medical assistance awards. Category one (non-medical assistance)

“HOPE” stands for Helping Other PEople, which is part of AFI’s mission. Each year, funds will be allocated towards various areas of assistance for those in need with Aniridia Syndrome. The options will fall into two categories to include non-medical assistance awards and medical assistance awards. Category one (non-medical assistance) continues the tradition of offsetting costs for those in need by providing funding assistance to attend the AFI Make-a-Miracle conferences while also adding support for purchasing visually impaired adaptive equipment and for peer counseling. Category two (medical assistance) provides the facilitation and help to offset costs of medical services to include genetic testing, specific appointments or surgeries with specialized physicians or professional counseling.

HOPE Awards will be disbursed following a quarterly application process. The application deadline for the next review is May 15, 2022.

Join us as we celebrate the expansion of areas of assistance and the “memorial rebranding” of the HOPE fund to The Chris Albrecht HOPE Fund, in honor of Chris Albrecht, who created it. Help us continue to recognize the importance of every individual and encourage the “pay it forward” mentality. Visit us on our Helping People webpage to view our brochure, or Contact Us to request a Chris Albrecht HOPE Fund application.

Take Our Hands, Walk with Us, Share Our Dreams, and Make a Miracle!

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Aniridia Foundation International” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Aniridia Foundation International” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Aniridia Foundation International” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

In 2021, Aniridia Foundation International celebrates 20 years of supporting children, adults and families affected by Aniridia Syndrome. During this time we have made important strides in advancing research, building our Medical Registry, facilitating genetic testing, and hosting our Make a Miracle conferences with worldwide expert doctors and researchers. All

In 2021, Aniridia Foundation International celebrates 20 years of supporting children, adults and families affected by Aniridia Syndrome. During this time we have made important strides in advancing research, building our Medical Registry, facilitating genetic testing, and hosting our Make a Miracle conferences with worldwide expert doctors and researchers.

All this work has been accomplished with the generosity of our donors. Your tax-deductible gifts of love will help keep our momentum going, so we can defeat this genetic syndrome and celebrate ultimate success!

Help us honor 20 years of service by becoming a monthly donor for at least $20 per month. Or if you are already a donor, consider increasing your donation.

Thank you for your generosity. Every donation Helps to Make a Miracle!


Helpful Hints:

To increase your current monthly giving, contact us.

Want to increase your annual lump sum donation? If it would be financially easier, we now offer automatic monthly donations from a bank debit or credit card.

Compliment your giving by spreading awareness and fundraising:

• Shop with Smile.Amazon.com, naming Aniridia Foundation
  International as your charity.

• Create your own Crowdfunding page decorated with your picture,
  story or message to share with your contacts. (Contact AFI for
  our template.)

• Hold a Facebook fundraiser for any occasion and let us know about it.