Key Facts

Staggering Statistics

One out of every three blinds in the world is in India - estimated 15 million blind people in India.

How Can We Help?

Up to 80% of blindness is curable or preventable, provided we can mobilize our resources.

Key Results

From January 1991 to date, raised over $4.0 Million to help blind people in India...

Feature Story

There are 15 million blind people in India, two million of whom are children. In fact, one out of every three blind people in the world lives in India. But the silver lining behind this tragic situation is that up to 80 percent of blindness is curable or preventable.

When Dr. Manu Vora, Chairman and President of Business Excellence, Inc., in Naperville, Ill., learned of these distressing statistics in 1989, he was moved to action.

Vora teamed with four AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies co-workers - Raj Baxi, Bimal Kothari, Nilesh Kothari and Navin Sanghavi - to form a nonprofit organization called the Blind Foundation for India. The Foundation's mission is to prevent blindness in India, and cure it when possible. It also seeks to provide education, training, and rehabilitation for Indians who are permanently blind.

Since 1991, the foundation has raised over $4.0 Million for blind people in India. The group's financial goal is to reach "ten million dollars by the year 2020." It has no paid staff and over 92 percent of the money collected directly helps the blind. The remainder covers printing, supplies and mailing costs.

Press

Eye Sight Checkup at Sihor Eye Hospital
Exponential Power of Prevention

S1 Vitamin A prevents a child from going blind.

That child can earn $100,000 in 30 Years.

A Multiplier of 100,000!
Vitamin A given to a Child
Eye Sight Checkup
Eye Sight Checkup in a Mysore School
Exponential Power of Cure

Only $20 for Cataract Operation in India.

$4,000 per Cataract Operation in USA.

A Multiplier of 200!

Mobile Vans

  • Karnal Eye Institute, Arpana Trust, Karnal, Haryana (1992)
  • L. C. Dani Eye Hospital, Midhapur, West Bengal (1992)
  • Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Naomandi, Bihar (1993)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Along, Arunachal Pradesh (1994)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal (1995)
  • Ramakrishna Math, Chakratirth-Puri, Orissa (1995)
  • Ramakrishna Ashram, Rajkot, Gujarat (1995)
  • Shri R. M. Eye Hospital, Chikhodra, Gujarat (1995)
  • Smt. Shardaben Jhatakia Eye Hospital, Gondal, Gujarat (1995)
  • Smt. Vidhyaben Gardi & Mehta Sarvajanik Jain Hospital, Una, Gujarat (1995)
  • Shri Maneklal Vakharia Sarvodaya Eye Hospital, Radhanpur, Gujarat (1995)
  • Netra Jagna Samiti Eye Hospital, Bisalpur, Rajasthan (1995)
  • Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital Trust, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (1996)
  • Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari, Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Charitable Hospital, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1997)
  • Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Cherra Bazaar, Meghalaya (1997)
  • National Association for The Blind, Mumbai, Maharashtra (1997)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (1997)
  • Sushil Trust, Nilpar (Kutch), Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Porbandar, Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narainpur, Madhya Pradesh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Society, Jamshedpur, Chhattisgarh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Katihar, Bihar (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Seva Samiti, Karimganj, Assam (1998)
  • Indian Red Cross Society, Dholka, Gujarat (1998)
  • Vivekanand Youth Movement, Bangaluru, Karnataka (1998)
  • Louders Hospital, Kochin, Kerala (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Calcutta, West Bengal (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Patna, Bihar (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Jaipur, Rajasthan (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Silchar, Assam (1999)
  • National Association for the Blind, Junagadh, Gujarat (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Murshidabad, West Bengal (1999)
  • Sivanand Eye Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat (1999)
  • Kutch Vikas Trust, Raidhanpar, Kutch, Gujarat (2000)
  • Netra Chikitsa Trust Eye Clinic, Amreli, Gujarat (2000)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Vasai (Dhabla), Gujarat (2000)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Assansol, West Bengal (2000)
  • Swaminarayan Gurukul Eye Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat (2000)
  • Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari, Gujarat (2000)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2000)
  • Sri Sankara Health Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2000)
  • Shri Maneklal Vakharia Sarvodaya Eye Hospital, Radhanpur, Gujarat (2000)
  • Campbell Hospital, Jammalamadugu, Andhra Pradesh (2000)
  • Poona Blind Men's Association, Pune, Maharashtra (2000)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal, Hardwar, Uttar Pradesh (2001)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh, Haryana (2001)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2001)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka (2001)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2001)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Porbandar, Gujarat (2001)
  • Chakshu Chikitsalaya, Petarbar, Bokaro, Jharkhand (2001)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2001)
  • Sushil Trust, Nilpar (Kutch), Gujarat (2002)
  • Ramakrishna Math, Chakratirth-Puri, Orissa (2002)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Patna, Bihar (2002)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2002)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2002)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2002)
  • Shri Hatkeshwar Healthcare Foundation, Junagadh, Gujarat (2003)
  • Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari, Gujarat (2004)
  • Devdaya Charitable Trust, Wankaner, Gujarat (2005)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Porbandar, Gujarat (2005)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka (2005)
  • Sarada Seva Sangha, Howrah, West Bengal (2005)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2005)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara, Gujarat (2005)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (2005)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Limbdi, Gujarat (2006)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2007)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2007)
  • Asha Deep Charitable Trust, Veraval, Gujarat (2007)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2007)
  • Indian Red Cross Society, Dholka, Gujarat (2007)
  • Shri R. M. Eye Hospital, Chikhodra, Gujarat (2007)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh, Haryana (2008)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2008)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2009)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Society, Jamshedpur, Chhattisharh (2010)
  • Shri Wagad Sarvodaya Trust, Wagad (Kutch), Gujarat (2010)
  • Sarada Seva Sangha, Howwrah, West Bengal (2010)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara, Gujarat (2010)
  • Ramakrishan Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Porbandar, Gujarat (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Assansol, West Bengal (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Shri N. D. Shanghvi Trust – Sudarshan Netralaya, Amreli, Gujarat (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Ashram, Narainpur, Madhya Pradesh (2011)
  • Lions Club Baroda (West) Charitable Trust, Gujarat (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Silchar, Assam (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Ranchi, Bihar (2012)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (2012)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2012)
  • Seva Sadan Eye Hospital Trust, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (2012)
  • Sri Jalaram Arogya Seva Trust, Meghraj, Sabarkantha, Gujarat (2012)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (2013)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2014)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Van 1 (2014)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Van 2 (2014)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat (2014)
  • Teajas Eye Hospital, Divyajyoti Trust, Mandvi, Gujarat (2014)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2014)
  • Chakshu Chikitsalaya, Petarbar, Bokaro, Jharkhand (2015)
  • Ramakrishna Math, Nagpur, Maharashtra (2015)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka Van 1 (2015)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka Van 2 (2015)
  • Lions Club of Baroda (West) Charitable Trust, Sankheda, Vaodara, Gujarat (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara, Gujarat (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2016)
  • Sarada Seva Sangha, Howwrah, West Bengal (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2016)
  • Karnal Eye Institute, Arpana Trust, Karnal, Haryana (1992)
  • L. C. Dani Eye Hospital, Midhapur, West Bengal (1992)
  • Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Naomandi, Bihar (1993)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Along, Arunachal Pradesh (1994)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal (1995)
  • Ramakrishna Math, Chakratirth-Puri, Orissa (1995)
  • Ramakrishna Ashram, Rajkot, Gujarat (1995)
  • Shri R. M. Eye Hospital, Chikhodra, Gujarat (1995)
  • Smt. Shardaben Jhatakia Eye Hospital, Gondal, Gujarat (1995)
  • Smt. Vidhyaben Gardi & Mehta Sarvajanik Jain Hospital, Una, Gujarat (1995)
  • Shri Maneklal Vakharia Sarvodaya Eye Hospital, Radhanpur, Gujarat (1995)
  • Netra Jagna Samiti Eye Hospital, Bisalpur, Rajasthan (1995)
  • Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital Trust, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (1996)
  • Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari, Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Charitable Hospital, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1997)
  • Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Cherra Bazaar, Meghalaya (1997)
  • National Association for The Blind, Mumbai, Maharashtra (1997)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (1997)
  • Sushil Trust, Nilpar (Kutch), Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Porbandar, Gujarat (1997)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narainpur, Madhya Pradesh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Society, Jamshedpur, Chhattisgarh (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Katihar, Bihar (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Seva Samiti, Karimganj, Assam (1998)
  • Indian Red Cross Society, Dholka, Gujarat (1998)
  • Vivekanand Youth Movement, Bangaluru, Karnataka (1998)
  • Louders Hospital, Kochin, Kerala (1998)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Calcutta, West Bengal (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Patna, Bihar (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Jaipur, Rajasthan (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Silchar, Assam (1999)
  • National Association for the Blind, Junagadh, Gujarat (1999)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Murshidabad, West Bengal (1999)
  • Sivanand Eye Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat (1999)
  • Kutch Vikas Trust, Raidhanpar, Kutch, Gujarat (2000)
  • Netra Chikitsa Trust Eye Clinic, Amreli, Gujarat (2000)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Vasai (Dhabla), Gujarat (2000)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Assansol, West Bengal (2000)
  • Swaminarayan Gurukul Eye Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat (2000)
  • Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari, Gujarat (2000)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2000)
  • Sri Sankara Health Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2000)
  • Shri Maneklal Vakharia Sarvodaya Eye Hospital, Radhanpur, Gujarat (2000)
  • Campbell Hospital, Jammalamadugu, Andhra Pradesh (2000)
  • Poona Blind Men's Association, Pune, Maharashtra (2000)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal, Hardwar, Uttar Pradesh (2001)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh, Haryana (2001)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2001)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka (2001)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2001)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Porbandar, Gujarat (2001)
  • Chakshu Chikitsalaya, Petarbar, Bokaro, Jharkhand (2001)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2001)
  • Sushil Trust, Nilpar (Kutch), Gujarat (2002)
  • Ramakrishna Math, Chakratirth-Puri, Orissa (2002)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Patna, Bihar (2002)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2002)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2002)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2002)
  • Shri Hatkeshwar Healthcare Foundation, Junagadh, Gujarat (2003)
  • Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari, Gujarat (2004)
  • Devdaya Charitable Trust, Wankaner, Gujarat (2005)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Porbandar, Gujarat (2005)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka (2005)
  • Sarada Seva Sangha, Howrah, West Bengal (2005)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2005)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara, Gujarat (2005)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (2005)
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Limbdi, Gujarat (2006)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2007)
  • N. M. Bhuta Medical Foundation Eye Hospital, Sihor, Gujarat (2007)
  • Asha Deep Charitable Trust, Veraval, Gujarat (2007)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2007)
  • Indian Red Cross Society, Dholka, Gujarat (2007)
  • Shri R. M. Eye Hospital, Chikhodra, Gujarat (2007)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh, Haryana (2008)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2008)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2009)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Society, Jamshedpur, Chhattisharh (2010)
  • Shri Wagad Sarvodaya Trust, Wagad (Kutch), Gujarat (2010)
  • Sarada Seva Sangha, Howwrah, West Bengal (2010)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara, Gujarat (2010)
  • Ramakrishan Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Porbandar, Gujarat (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Assansol, West Bengal (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Shri N. D. Shanghvi Trust – Sudarshan Netralaya, Amreli, Gujarat (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (2011)
  • Ramakrsihna Mission Ashram, Narainpur, Madhya Pradesh (2011)
  • Lions Club Baroda (West) Charitable Trust, Gujarat (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Silchar, Assam (2011)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Ranchi, Bihar (2012)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (2012)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2012)
  • Seva Sadan Eye Hospital Trust, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (2012)
  • Sri Jalaram Arogya Seva Trust, Meghraj, Sabarkantha, Gujarat (2012)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (2013)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2014)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Van 1 (2014)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Van 2 (2014)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat (2014)
  • Teajas Eye Hospital, Divyajyoti Trust, Mandvi, Gujarat (2014)
  • Usha Kiran Charitable Trust, Mysore, Karnataka (2014)
  • Chakshu Chikitsalaya, Petarbar, Bokaro, Jharkhand (2015)
  • Ramakrishna Math, Nagpur, Maharashtra (2015)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka Van 1 (2015)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevarashrama, Pavagada, Karnataka Van 2 (2015)
  • Lions Club of Baroda (West) Charitable Trust, Sankheda, Vaodara, Gujarat (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara, Gujarat (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Smriti Mandir, Khetri, Rajasthan (2016)
  • Sarada Seva Sangha, Howwrah, West Bengal (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh (2016)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh, Haryana (2017)
  • Shri R. M. Eye Hospital, Chikhodra, Gujarat (2017)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Salem, Tamil Nadu (2017)
  • Sahyog Trust Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2017)

Staggering Statistics

How Can We Help?

Key Results