Trusts and philanthropy

We would like to thank all of the Charitable Trusts and Foundations who have generously supported our vision to end macular disease. Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK and all our income is fundraised, so we are entirely reliant on donations from our kind supporters.

“We’ve supported the Macular Society for the past three years with a multi-year grant towards the emotional support they provide so that no-one has to face sight loss alone. They have great systems in place to be able to demonstrate the positive impact that they have improving the lives for people living with sight loss.”

Grants Manager, Masonic Charitable Foundation

These donations are enabling us to fund the research needed to find new treatments and ultimately a cure, and make a positive difference to the lives of some of the 1.5 million people in the UK who are already affected by macular disease. If you are a Trustee of a Charitable Trust or Foundation and would like to explore how you can help to beat macular disease, please email the Trusts and Philanthropy team at

“The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust has funded the Scottish work delivered by the Macular Society for a number of years. During this time we have seen growing provision of support groups. Each derive connectedness for people with macular disease and access to information, technology and, above all, friendship and an opportunity to overcome the very real risks of isolation and loss of independence. We know the very real difference the volunteers bring to people facing sight loss across Scotland.”

Director, The R S Macdonald Charitable Trust

Some of our recent supporters include:

  • The Association for Information Technology Trust 
  • The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation
  • Blindcraft Charitable Trust
  • The Carmen Butler-Charteris Charitable Trust
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Elise Pilkington Trust
  • The Evan Cornish Foundation
  • Garfield West Foundation
  • G C Gibson Charitable Trust
  • The Kirby Laing Foundation
  • The Linbury Trust
  • The Mabs Mardulyn Foundation
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • The R S Macdonald Trust
  • Schroder Charity Trust
  • Simon Gibson Charitable Trust
  • Sovereign Health Care Community Programme
  • Thriplow Charitable Trust  
  • Worshipful Company of Fan Makers