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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Sankara Eye Society, Coimbatore was started in India in 1977. This trust had the philanthropic philosophy of providing high quality health care, especially eye care to all, either free or at an affordable cost. In 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation was established to support the work of Sankara Eye Society. Our mission is to attain 20/20 by the year 2020.

Results: 537,000 FREE Eye Surgeries and 8340 Eye Camps.  From one Sankara Eye Hospital and 8,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year to close to 100,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year at our Eight Sankara Eye Hospitals in India.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000

Geographic areas served: India

Programs: To spread the awareness of the importance of magnitude of this problem and encourage eye donations. The organization in India has a state of the art hospital in Coimbatore to help the visually impaired poor. It also holds eye camps and workshops all over India and other countries to treat people and also to train doctors locally. Visit www.giftofvision.org for more information. Our programs in the US include fund raising events, spreading awareness by holding booths at major events, publishing newsletters, special projects as initiated by our volunteers.

Community Stories

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to visit the Sankara hospitals in both Coimbatore and Bangalore, and was extremely impressed with the work they were doing. I was present (in Coimbatore) during a free cataract surgery session for the poor, and I have also witnesses Sankara members' dedication and great work culture in San Jose. I truly believe they deserve this award. They have new ventures planned in Punjab and UP, and I wish them all the best!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful cause, Events organised profesnally, Helps Needy people, i would attened again,all the valenters put in lots of effort and dadication

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sankara Eye Foundation is doing a wonderful job. Each and every volunter is so didicated, and full of energy and vision. I had attended one of their cultural function three years ago and had seen how everyone worked for its success. I am so proud to be part of them, though I am not lucky to participate full time in their activities. I had visited their hospital in Coimbatore and I have seen their exceptional care given by the doctors, donars and all for free. I was touched by what those poor patients told about the good work done by this charity. All our thanks and all God's Blessings to each and everyone in this charity work and I pray for all the success in the world.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known the founders of SEF for the last 20+ years. They have developed this organization with passion, hard work, integrity and a commitment to eradicate curable blindness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the most well organized nonprofit organizations. Their staff are the most courteous I have met for any nonprofit organization. The work SEF are doing is amazing. I wish if other nonprofit organizations worked like SEF. It does comfort me to know that the donations I make are being used wisely and for such a great cause.