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

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Restoring sight is an extremely effective way of tackling poverty head-on, and a major gift can transform an entire community.

Since Sightsavers began, we’ve helped to provide 7.9 million sight-saving cataract operations and have distributed more than 1.3 billion treatments to protect people against diseases such as trachoma and river blindness.

We have ambitious plans for the future – and you can help us achieve them.

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

Contact our Major Donor teams today

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

United Kingdom and global
+44 (0)1444 227430
[email protected]

Becoming a Sightsavers major donor 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 supporting
  • Tailored communication to meet your individual needs
  • Invitations to exclusive events to hear from Sightsavers experts and staff, such as our lecture in 2019: ‘Sightsavers in West Africa – a fresh perspective’, delivered by Fatoumata Diouf
  • Opportunities to match your gift and make it go 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 so satisfying to know about some of the changes we’ve helped to make.”

Michael and Suzy, major donors

Our goal is to ensure your money is used wisely

How we’re run

The difference your gift could make

Safia has her eyes examined by a health worker to check for signs of trachoma.

$6,500

Could provide an eye care training course for 100 health workers, helping to build sustainable health services for local communities.

Surgical staff perform a cataract operation.

$36,000

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

A photo of two hands. In one hand there are three tablets.

$100,000

Could protect more than 2.5 million people from river blindness by distributing medication to remote communities across Africa.

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, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1444 227 430.
  • Donate through your charitable trust or foundation: to learn how you could support us, contact Amanda Jordan on [email protected] or call +44 (0)1444 446 684.
    For more info, see our trusts and foundations page.

Watch our video to learn more about how Sightsavers is changing lives. (Stats correct as of November 2018.)

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

You could also consider leaving a gift in your will

Learn about planned giving

More about Sightsavers

Three boys, one with visual impairments, smile and link arms in their school playground in Mali.

About us

Sightsavers’ mission is to prevent avoidable blindness, fight debilitating diseases and promote equality for people with disabilities. Find out where we work, how we’re run and what we do with the money we raise.

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Awards and honours

We’re delighted to be recognised for our work, and hope it helps our supporters feel confident that we’re spending our funds wisely.

Saidi smiles broadly at the camera, in his brand new glasses.

Why donate to Sightsavers?

Find out why you can trust Sightsavers to spend your money wisely, and how your donation can save sight and change lives.

Learn about our work to save sight