We can only get there thanks to the continued generosity of our loyal supporters. In return, we aim to be as transparent and accountable as possible so you can be sure your money is being used wisely.
To help us achieve our aims, we have published thematic strategies covering the areas in which we work. Read our strategy documents
Sightsavers Inc. is registered in the United States under the laws of the state of Missouri. Our federal ID is 47-4657747.
The remainder helps us grow awareness and our funding.Our financial reports
Your donations have enabled us, during our history, to distribute 600 million treatments to protect against river blindness, provide 8.3 million sight-restoring cataract operations, and support more than 289,000 people with disabilities to live independently.
We do our best to spend wisely, and that means finding the best solutions, which aren’t always the cheapest. We ensure we have good financial management, we make sure the changes we secure are long term, and we don’t cut corners.
We make sure our funds go as far as possible: we’re required to show we’ve met quality standards for all operational spending. Each year we publish a full annual report and financial statement, which provides more detailed information about where your money goes.
We think it’s money well spent, and we hope you do too.
Each of the boards is responsible for maintaining a high standard of corporate governance, overseeing everything we do and making sure the organisation stays on track, spends money wisely and achieves its goals.
We also have a global management team that consists of 15 people drawn from across the organisation, including regional directors and senior staff.
This management team oversees many of Sightsavers’ day-to-day operational matters, to make sure we’re working as efficiently as possible.
Through building strong relationships with these stakeholders, we are able to change people’s lives in the countries in which we work. We believe we need to be accountable to our stakeholders if we are to maintain their trust and support: to achieve this, we openly share information about our performance, our organisation and our policies.
Sightsavers has been a member of Accountable Now (formerly the INGO Accountability Charter) since 2011.
We continue to support the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact Communication on Engagement, covering human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Read our statement