Exciting News! HCP Cureblindness expands its global impact through acquisition of SightLife International
We are thrilled to share that HCP Cureblindness has acquired SightLife International. The newly combined organization will enable us to make a greater global impact in eye care – allowing more people the joy and possibilities that sight affords. Your support of HCP Cureblindness will now have an even greater impact, as we expand our programming to address even more causes of preventable blindness. More people will now benefit from the gift of sight, in more places around the world thanks to your generosity.
Other ways to give to the Himalayan Cataract Project!
The Himalayan Cataract Project takes great pride in our financial efficiency and accountability. We work to maximize the value of every donation we receive and strive to direct those funds where they are most needed in support of our efforts to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.
The Himalayan Cataract Project is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for seven consecutive years. Donations to the Himalayan Cataract Project are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Help Us Eliminate Needless Blindness. Every Month.
The Himalayan Cataract Project Sustainers Circle is a community of donors dedicated to eliminating needless blindness around the world. Our Sustainers Circle provides steady, reliable funding allowing us to enhance our impact while maximizing the resources we direct to programs (and minimizing those directed to fundraising).
Benefits to our Sustainers Circle members:
Sustained giving enables you to budget your philanthropic giving over the course of a year, leveraging a monthly gift into greater annual impact
An environmentally friendly and cost-effective giving option: more money can go to the programs you care about, keeping fundraising costs low, while also reducing paper, stamps and postal resources
A designated staff member, Dana Coste, who will act as your point of contact
Enhanced donor status, as a part of a global community that is committed to strengthening eye care systems around the world
A welcome package with contact information, membership information and special gift
Annual statement for tax preparation
Legally blind herself, Deb could relate to the struggles associated with cataracts and vision loss, and wanted to give back.
She could not believe how simple it was to give a person in the developing world the opportunity to regain their sight.
I believe this is probably the best you can do to humankind. It's so cost effective and it gives so much. So much power, so much change in the life of people.
– Dr. Sanduk Ruit, Co-Founder
Receive a copy of Second Suns for donations of $100 or more
Donate $100 or more and receive a free copy of Second Suns, the inspirational book about the Himalayan Cataract Project co-founders Drs. Sanduk Ruit and Geoff Tabin.
Online Donations: To receive a copy of Second Suns please write "Second Suns" in the comment field under Additional Information. Checks: To receive a copy of Second Suns please write "Second Suns" in the memo section of the check and mail to PO Box 55, Waterbury, Vermont 05676.
Limit one book per donation. Note: You will receive goods valued at $16.95 in consideration of your gift.
We have a variety of ways in which you can give to the Himalayan Cataract Project. Please choose the channel that is most convenient for you. If you have other creative ways to give, we welcome your ideas. Send us an email
Send a check to help those affected by blindness. Please make your check payable to the Himalayan Cataract Project and mail it to:
Himalayan Cataract Project PO Box 55 Waterbury, VT 05676 USA
The Himalayan Cataract Project accepts gifts of stock, either through a brokerage firm or directly from an individual.
If the stock is held by a brokerage firm, the transaction can take place electronically between the brokerage firm and our bank. Please contact our office for more detailed information on gifting stock. Send us an email us for details.
If you have the stock certificate, please do the following:
Sign a letter stating, "I relinquish control of said stock and am signing it over to the Himalayan Cataract Project";
Sign the back of the stock certificate; and
Send it to the Himalayan Cataract Project, PO Box 55, Waterbury, VT 05676 USA.
Donations can be wired directly to the Himalayan Cataract Project’s bank account. Please contact our office for more detailed information on wiring funds. Send us an email us for more information.
Thank you so much for your contribution. Each one is significant and makes all the work of the Himalayan Cataract Project possible.
Your donation to the Himalayan Cataract Project can go even further. Discuss the opportunity to make an impact on global blindness with your employer. For more information, please contact us by email. Send us an email us
The Himalayan Cataract Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID 03-0362926. Your gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Principal photography provided by Ace Kvale, Michael Amendolia, and other photojournalists who have generously supported our work. Site design and development by Flannel