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major donor

You can help us break the cycle of poverty, enabling people to support themselves and their families for generations to come. Find out more about how you can support our work.

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Find out how we can help you achieve your philanthropy goals.

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+44 (0)1444 227430
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Middle East
+971 (0)4 372 4580
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Restoring sight is an extremely effective way of tackling poverty head-on. A major gift can significantly transform an entire community.

Since Sightsavers began, we’ve helped to provide 6.9 million sight-saving cataract operations and have distributed more than a billion treatments to protect people against neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma and river blindness. We have ambitious plans for the future – and your support can help us achieve them.

Our work relies on the generous support of the public. Your support will have a huge impact: it could ensure blind children get the education they deserve, or could restore the sight of those who thought they would never see again.

Your gift will help lift people out of the cycle of blindness and poverty.

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Read more about Sightsavers

Learn more about how we’re run by reading our information highlighting the emphasis we place on good governance, effective spending and transparency.

In return for your support

Becoming a Sightsavers supporter means you’ll receive all this:

  • A dedicated contact to keep you updated on the impact your gifts are making
  • The chance to visit one of our life-changing projects you’re significantly supporting to see the difference you’re making
  • Tailored communication with you to meet your individual needs
  • Invitations to exclusive events to hear more about our work from Sightsavers experts and field staff, such as our lecture in 2018: ‘Country directors: an insider’s view of delivering eye health in Nigeria and Ghana’, delivered by Dr Sunday Isiyaku
  • Opportunities to match your donation and make it go even further
  • Reassurance that your support is tremendously valued and we won’t jeopardise it. We don’t sell or share your data and promise we never will.
It’s incredibly satisfying to know the number of eye operations we’ve supported and the changes we’ve helped to make.
Michael and Suzy, major donors
Children smile at the camera after the final trachoma treatment campaign in Yendi, northern Ghana.

The difference your gift could make

An older man in Zambia has his eyes examined by a doctor, who holds one of his eyes open and shines a light into it.


Could enable 100 health workers to take part in a short training course in primary eye care. Training workers in-country creates sustainable health systems for local communities.

Surgical staff perform a cataract operation.


Could pay for 1,000 life-changing cataract operations for adults. This figure includes the cost of operating equipment, surgical instruments and staff expenses.

Women carry containers of water on their heads as they return from a river in the village of Garamach in Kaduna, Nigeria.


Could protect more than 2 million people from preventable river blindness by distributing the drug Mectizan® to remote and isolated communities across Africa.

Contact us today

+44 (0)1444 227430
[email protected]

Ways to give

  • A single or one-off gift would be transformative and make a huge difference to our work.
  • A regular donation would help us plan for the future.
  • Give through shares: if you’re considering donating shares to Sightsavers and want to find out more, contact us using the details on this page.
  • Donate through your charitable trust or foundation: if you’d like to find out how you could support our work, see our trusts and foundations page.
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
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More about Sightsavers

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About us

Sightsavers’ mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and fight for disability rights. Find out where we work, how we’re run and what we do with the money we raise.

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How we’re run

Everything we do is geared towards our vision of a world where avoidable blindness is eliminated. To achieve this, we aim to be as efficient as possible.

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Accountability and transparency

We are committed to being accountable to supporters and beneficiaries. You can find out about our expenditure and policies here.

Learn about our work to save sight