World Cataract Foundation

The challenge of WCF is to play a major role in the efforts to eliminate cataract blindness in many parts of the world.

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Memphis, TN – EIN 581463010 worldcataract.org

The World Cataract Foundation was first formed in 1978 as the result of a challenge issued at the International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC) for the production of inexpensive, high quality intraocular lenses for use around the world in the cure of cataract blindness. Dr. Jerre M. Freeman accepted this challenge and began to develop a universal lens and to facilitate the manufacture of intraocular lenses. A plant was opened in Deli, India which produces IOLs which sell for less than $15. Manufacturing in other nations has followed making the challenge a reality.

As it became apparent that the production of lenses played just a part in the challenge of eliminating cataract blindness, the WCF expanded its mission and programs. Volunteer surgery teams of ophthalmologists and support personnel were formed to provide free cataract surgery for the impoverished in developing countries. To date the WCF has sent teams to more than twenty-five countries, including two trips a year to Ometepec, Mexico. These teams have given the gift of sight to thousands.

Through the WCF Medical Personnel Exchange Program, the Foundation sponsors doctors from developing parts of the world for advanced ophthalmological training at the Memphis Eye andCataract Associates (MECA) and University of Tennessee, Hamilton Eye Institute.The WCF developed a special partnership with China because of the high incidence of cataractblindness in that nation. This partnership has resulted in advanced training both in the UnitedStates and China, and research advancements in the treatment of blindness.

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WORLD CATARACT FOUNDATION

MEMPHIS, TN 38119-4820 | Tax-exempt since June 1982
  • EIN: 58-1463010
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Health Treatment Facilities, Primarily Outpatient (E35Z) (Health — General and Rehabilitative)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2019

Fiscal year ending June

2019

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990

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990 (filed on Sept. 10, 2020)

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

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990

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990 (filed on July 19, 2019)

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990

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June 2017

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2017

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990 (filed on Nov. 7, 2018)

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990

Total Revenue

$366,706

Total Functional Expenses $384,894
Net income -$18,188
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $353,739 96.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $12,957 3.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $3,801 1.0%
Sales of assets -$3,791
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $51,200 13.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $972,182
Total Liabilities $1,017
Net Assets $971,165
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June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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990 (filed on Aug. 1, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$219,372

Total Functional Expenses $279,949
Net income -$60,577
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $183,700 83.7%
Program services $0
Investment income $15,151 6.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$2,680
Sales of assets $23,201 10.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $51,200 18.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,192 0.4%
Other
Total Assets $954,792
Total Liabilities $1,019
Net Assets $953,773
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

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2015

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990 (filed on Jan. 27, 2016)

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Total Revenue

$455,196

Total Functional Expenses $371,772
Net income $83,424
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $342,257 75.2%
Program services $0
Investment income $42 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $4,413 1.0%
Sales of assets $108,484 23.8%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $51,200 13.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,273 0.9%
Other
Total Assets $1,037,201
Total Liabilities $1,837
Net Assets $1,035,364
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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990

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990 (filed on Dec. 29, 2014)

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Total Revenue

$239,661

Total Functional Expenses $386,171
Net income -$146,510
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $304,216 Over 100%
Program services $0
Investment income $920 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$7,649
Sales of assets -$57,826
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $55,287 14.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $4,241 1.1%
Other
Total Assets $941,617
Total Liabilities $1,034
Net Assets $940,583
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June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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990

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Total Revenue

$417,826

Total Functional Expenses $425,284
Net income -$7,458
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $371,050 88.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $1,466 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$3,639
Sales of assets $48,949 11.7%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $45,914 10.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $5,745 1.4%
Other
Total Assets $974,267
Total Liabilities $245
Net Assets $974,022
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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990

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990

Total Revenue

$344,009

Total Functional Expenses $409,344
Net income -$65,335
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $314,403 91.4%
Program services $0
Investment income $2,254 0.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$7,979
Sales of assets $35,331 10.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $50,000 12.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $7,512 1.8%
Other
Total Assets $1,003,533
Total Liabilities $960
Net Assets $1,002,573
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

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990

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2010

Fiscal year ending April

2010

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990

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April 2009

Fiscal year ending April

2009

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990-EZ

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Fiscal year ending

April 2008

Fiscal year ending April

2008

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2007

Fiscal year ending April

2007

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2006

Fiscal year ending April

2006

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2005

Fiscal year ending April

2005

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2004

Fiscal year ending April

2004

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990

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April 2003

Fiscal year ending April

2003

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2002

Fiscal year ending April

2002

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990

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Fiscal year ending

April 2001

Fiscal year ending April

2001

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990

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Last Updated: 2020-11-24 08:05