The Fred Hollows Foundation

Our Mission:

Our vision is a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good heatlh. Our purpose is to end avoidable blindness and improve Indigenous health.  Our values are integrity, empowerment, collaboration and action.  


Leaving the world a better place was one of Fred Hollow's core beliefs.  The world is a better place as a result of Fred's hard work, but there is still much to be done.  You can help The Fred Hollows Foundation continue Fred's work with a gift in your Will.  Being named a beneficiary in people's Wills forms a significant part of our income and helps us to restore people's sight, hope, dignity and independence.

The Fred Hollows Foundation Today:

Since its humble beginnings in Fred and Gabi’s kitchen, The Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over two million people. We are driven by Fred’s vision to eliminate avoidable blindness, for Indigenous Australians to have access to quality health services and to stand up for what is right. We believe that collaboration, getting things done with integrity, and empowering local communities is the best way to make a difference. Today, there are 32.4 million people in the world who are blind – but many don’t need to be. We focus on preventable and treatable diseases such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy. Our in-country work involves local training and providing affordable technology, so doctors, nurses and health care workers can recognise, diagnose, refer and treat eye problems in their communities. We use research to improve our understanding of avoidable blindness, then use our findings to implement strategies and advocate for change. The Foundation is overseen by our Board of Directors, which includes Gabi Hollows. CEO Brian Doolan leads day-to-day operations, and we’re still advised by Fred’s great mate and fellow humanitarian, Dr Sanduk Ruit. We are independent, not-for-profit, politically unaligned and secular.

The Fred Hollows Foundation
Level 2
61 Dunning Avenue
NSW 2018

+61 2 8344 1624
+61 2 8741 1999