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Helen Keller International
352 Park Avenue South, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010

You can mail your donation to Emily Chau, Development Office, at the address above. Click here to make an online donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can HKI help fund my organization’s work?
Helen Keller International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that solicits funds to support and maintain our programs to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition worldwide.  We do not make grants nor provide funding to other nonprofit organizations.

Does HKI offer grants or scholarships to individuals?
We do not provide scholarships, funding or direct support to individuals.  HKI reaches millions of people worldwide through our programs and partnerships with governments, health organizations, and local community groups.

Will Helen Keller International partner with the nonprofit or nongovernmental organization for which I work?
Partnerships are fundamental to how we work, and we strive to develop relationships with organizations – both large and small – with which we are best suited to work.  If you are interested in partnering with HKI and you work in a country where HKI is active, please send an email to describing your organization, its mission, why you believe a partnership would be mutually beneficial, and how you envision a partnership working. E-mails will be forwarded to an appropriate HKI staff person for follow-up.

How can I get services?
HKI provides services only to our targeted beneficiaries in the communities where we work. We cannot respond to individual requests for services or support. Please refer to the “Country Partners” tab on each of our country pages for information about our partners, many of whom provide a range of direct services.

If you are looking for services for the blind and vision impaired, please consult the AFB Service Directory to find local assistance.  If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, please contact Helen Keller Services for the Blind.

What countries do you work in?
HKI is headquartered in New York City, and has programs in 22 countries: 13 in Africa, 8 in Asia-Pacific, and the United States.

Will Helen Keller International consider bringing its programs to the country where I live?
HKI currently works in 22 countries around the world.  At this time we are not looking to expand our operations. 

I want to work or volunteer for Helen Keller International.  Are there opportunities available?
Current job openings for all locations are listed on our careers page.  Due to the nature of our work, HKI has limited opportunities for interns or volunteers; if, however, you have special skills that fit our mission, you may send information including your résumé/CV to

How do I remove myself from HKI’s mailing list?
To stop receiving snail mail from HKI, just send your name and address to with the subject “remove from mailing list.”  Please note it may take up to two months before you stop receiving mailings from us.

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Why is there an option to “login” on the donation page?
You can create a profile through our website to manage your communications and donations easily. Simply click on "New User Registration" on the login page, create a username and password, and fill in your name and contact information just once.  Doing so allows you to update your contact information directly, securely store information about your gifts, and manage your e-mail preferences.

What is HKI’s tax ID#?
Our employer identification number (EIN) is 13-5562162.  If you’d like a copy of our 501(c)(3) letter, you can download it here.

What is your connection with Helen Keller?
Helen Keller International was founded in 1915 by Helen Keller and George Kessler as the British, French, and Belgian Permanent Blind Relief War Fund. In 1977 the organization changed its name to Helen Keller International to honor our co-founder and recognize her contributions in helping not only the blind, but also those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. The indomitable spirit of Helen Keller continues to frame our values and to guide our work today. For more information, please visit our mission and history pages.

I would like to include Helen Keller’s work in my book or on my website.  How can I get permission to use material produced by Helen Keller?
HKI does not have the authority to grant permission to use Helen Keller’s work.  Please contact the American Foundation for the Blind for permission to publish material from the Helen Keller Archives.

Is Helen Keller International involved in any kind of religious activity?
No, HKI is not involved in any religious activities. Our work is focused on preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.