The Future Fund was launched in 2018 to help fulfil Fred’s vision of ending avoidable blindness and vision impairment. Each year the Future Fund presents to donors some of our significant activities, equipment and strategic projects that they can donate to in support of our work in the Pacific, where an estimated 9 out of 10 people who are blind, don’t need to be.
The Future Fund has raised $1.6m buying equipment so far, supporting the workforce and various projects in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea. Funds raised in 2022 supported the renovation of student accommodation for up to 16 nurses at the Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea, paid for 7 pieces of equipment totalling $62,850, and an additional $267,900 was raised to support other eye health costs.
“It’s obscene to let people go blind when they don’t need to.” - Professor Fred Hollows
Our long-term strategy, working with the support of our Pacific partners including governments and universities, is to ensure eye care in the Pacific is locally-led and sustainable. The transformational change needed to build sustainable eye care will require a significant increase in funding for training, salaries of health care professionals, essential equipment and infrastructure.
“In the Pacific, from the Pacific, for the Pacific’ is how I would like to sum up what we aim to achieve." - Craig Fisher, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Board Chair
For 2023, our next significant projects include:
Together, we can help to end avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific. Thousands of people will gain access to high-quality eye care in the Pacific with your support. Thank you.
Contact Stephne Vaughan – Relationship Manager
Phone (+64) 9 217 4914
Address Level 5, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010
Mail Private Bag 99909, Newmarket, Auckland 1149