Planned giving

By including Sightsavers in your will, you could change the future for generations of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Two old friends pose for a photo.

Give in your will

You can’t choose where or when you’re born, and you can’t choose how long you’ll live – but you can choose to leave something in your will that can help change the world for the better.

Sightsavers is already well on the way to eliminating the painful and treatable disease trachoma for good; the next few years will be crucial in meeting this extraordinary goal, and you’re vital to helping us achieve it. Our big plans rely a lot on the generosity of people like you leaving a legacy to Sightsavers.

After you’ve taken care of your nearest and dearest in your will, we’d be very grateful if you’d consider including Sightsavers too. A huge amount of our life-changing work is accomplished thanks to people like you.


Contact us

United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1444 446600
or email [email protected]

Republic of Ireland
+353 (01) 663 7666
or email [email protected]

United States
+1 (800) 707-9746
or email [email protected]

You can create a lasting legacy

Add a beneficiary

Including Sightsavers as a beneficiary in your will, retirement account, life insurance plan, or in a trust can help to improve lives and transform communities.

Fulfill your goals

Investing in Charitable Gift Annuities, donating stocks or giving through Charitable Gift Funds can be an effective way to achieve both your philanthropy and financial goals.

Get the right advice

We recommend consulting your financial advisor for more information and to decide the best method of giving for you.

All your gifts help to achieve our aim of changing lives for the better.

You’ll be transforming lives

Every gift you give helps change lives for people in the world’s poorest countries. Since our work began, your donations have provided 6.1 million cataract surgeries and 332,000 trachoma operations. Our donors have also helped us to support more than 180,000 people with disabilities, enabling people to live full and independent lives.

We think it’s money well spent, and we hope you do too.

Your gift could help us…

View from behind Joseph as he does sign language translation in a class full of children.

Protect entire communities against blinding diseases, and provide support for blind and visually impaired children so they can go to school.

Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba uses a torch to examine a patient's eyes in Mali.

Train surgeons, eye health workers, teachers and community volunteers to help thousands of people whose sight loss is reversible.

Sankarlal working in his shop.

Support people with irreversible sight loss or other disabilities so they are able to live independently and fulfil their potential.

Muslimas story is one of many

Muslima lives in Bangladesh, and was born with cataracts. Her vision was deteriorating and had started to affect every part of her life. Our photo story shows how Sightsavers stepped in to help.


Learn about our work to save sight