Give Through Your Foundation

Foundations play a crucial role in helping Orbis bring people together to fight avoidable blindness.

In 2018, with the support of some amazing partners, we were able to deliver 63,000 trainings for eye care practitioners. Through long-term strategic partnerships with foundations, we are able to take on new challenges, push boundaries and reach some of the most vulnerable and under-resourced people in the world.

There are a variety of ways foundations can help us to restore vision and eliminate avoidable blindness. Some provide support to specific projects or regions, while others make unrestricted gifts which allow us to address the most pressing needs.

Your gift will support our work around the world, including our country offices and hospital-based programs, our expanding telehealth initiatives, and the innovative work being done aboard the Flying Eye Hospital.

Our Foundation Partners

Donner Canadian Foundation

With the continued support of the Donner Canadian Foundation, we're launching a new three-year initiative in 2021 with the goal of reducing avoidable blindness and visual impairment among newborns and children in the remote and chronically underserved rural districts of Rangpur, Sylhet, Chandpur and Gopalganj.

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OBAT Canada

With support from OBAT Canada, we are working with our partners to reduce preventable vision loss and blindness due to cataracts among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. In most cases, a cataract can be removed – and a person’s vision restored – with a simple, quick and inexpensive surgery.

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Peter Gilgan Foundation

Thanks to the Peter Gilgan Foundation, Orbis established the first-ever retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening, treatment and referral service network in Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Rangpur Divisions, helping move another step closer to a national network of high-quality ROP services across the country.

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If you represent a foundation with an interest in our sight-restoring work, please contact:

Alex Krievins

National Director, Development & Communications

Phone number: 416.413.7925 ext. 12

Address: Orbis Canada
340 College Street, Suite 375
Toronto, ON M5T 3A9