Transform lives with a major gift

If you’re considering donating a major gift to Sightsavers, you could prevent thousands of people needlessly losing their sight, or protect entire communities from devastating diseases.

A generous gift can make an incredible impact.

Eight-year-old Taonga was able to have sight-saving cataract surgery thanks to the support of our generous donors. © Sightsavers/Jason Mulikita

Worldwide, 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment, but almost half of this can be prevented or treated if people receive the support they need.  

Thanks to generous donors, since 1950 we’ve been able to carry out more than 11.8 million sight-saving operations and distribute more than 1.6 billion treatments to protect people against diseases like trachoma and river blindness.

Your major gift will have a significant impact: it could ensure children with visual impairments receive the education they need, or it could restore the sight of people who thought they would never see again.

Our vital work is only possible thanks to the support of generous donors like you.

To learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference, contact Matthew Cornish:
+44 (0)1444 227430, [email protected]

A young boy smiles broadly. He's wearing glasses.

“It’s hard to think of a way our giving can have more impact than restoring sight.”

Michael and Suzi, major donors

Our major donors are vital to us. By working together, your philanthropy can transform the lives of so many people.
Dr Caroline Harper, Sightsavers CEO

How your major gift can make a difference

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could provide training for 100 health workers, helping to build sustainable health care services for local communities across Africa and Asia.
Meet some of our past trainees

A man wearing sunglasses smiles with his two happy grandchildren.


could restore the sight of more than 1,000 adults with cataracts, rebuilding their independence and enabling them to provide for their families.
Read about Sardar’s experience

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could treat or protect 500,000 families from neglected tropical diseases like river blindness by distributing medication in communities.
Learn more about river blindness

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“We wanted to support a project we feel part of and were inspired to donate after hearing of Sightsavers’ amazing work.
Ann and Howard, major donors
Omm smiles and points as his eyes are examined by a doctor. He's sitting on his mother's lap.

Why give to Sightsavers?

We’re proud to be a leader in our field, with global technical expertise and a proven track record of success. You can play an important part in our mission and help improve the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

As a major donor, you’ll have a tailored relationship with Sightsavers. A dedicated member of our team will keep you in touch about the impact of the work you’re supporting through regular personal updates, insights from staff on the ground, reports, and invitations to special events.

You can choose to give to Sightsavers in a number of ways, for example with a regular donation or one-off gift, or donating shares.

You can also donate through your charitable trust or foundation: contact Silvia Marucelli on [email protected] or call +44 (0)1444 224248

You could also consider leaving a gift in your will.

About our organisation

We can only fulfil our mission thanks to the generosity of our supporters, so we make sure we are transparent and accountable.

Learn how we’re run

Contact us to discuss giving a major gift

Mary sits with her grandfather and family outside their home after her surgery.
Ten-year-old Mary has a brighter future after cataract surgery. © Sightsavers/Jason J Mulikita

We’d be delighted to speak to you about how you can get involved.
Phone +44 (0) 1444 227430
[email protected]

If you’re considering donating through your charitable trust or foundation:
Phone +44 (0) 1444 224248
Email [email protected]